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    Schengen: Tips to get approved for any visa application.

    What do I use as guarantee of return? What I see most people do is enrolling in a school or another education. I am quite sure the embassies are noticing this too. While an appointment, enrollment or a contract with an employer may help you, there are also other ways of having a guarantee of return. Co-Founder ‘Junaliex’ of this blog, never traveled in her life before, or never used her passport to leave The Philippines. When she applied for a private invitation visa to visit me in Belgium, we told the embassy we wanted to check if we can live together for 63 days to see if we are…

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    Island Hopping Tours in El Nido, Palawan

    El Nido Island Hopping tours will take you on a journey to discover what makes El Nido such a tropical paradise. You will discover beautiful islands, water lagoons, white sand beaches, breath taking snorkeling sites and hundreds of fishes and coral species. It definitely is a must-do while you spend your vacations here! There are 4 Island Hopping tours A,B,C and D. This article will be about the Island Hopping Tour A. Tour A Tour A is one of the best and most popular island hopping tours in El Nido. You will discover beautiful lagoons, beaches and snorkeling spots where you can swim and admire the corals and hundred of fishes. For a…

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    Waterfalls in El Nido, Palawan

    Hiking near El Nido can be tricky. There are several trails with waterfalls in El Nido you can go hiking on. Each of them comes with a guide. Below, you’ll find our favorites based on the recommendations of the locals! Kuyawyaw Falls Kuyawyaw falls is one of the popular waterfalls in El Nido. It is located in Brgy. Cataban municipality Taуtaу,about 45 minutes away from El Nido town by motorbike or 20 minutes from Taуtaу town. Taytay is 236km away from Puerto Princesa City. We rented a motorbike from the place where we were staying in El Nido. The drive was warm because of the strong sunshine. We took rest…

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    Medieval cathedral: Notre-Dame de Paris

    Notre-Dame de Paris means ‘Our lade of Paris’. It’s not simply a church, but a cathedral. The cathedral is accessible by subway. But make sure to plan well the subway stops to get there. You can use a mobile app for it if necessary, although there should be paper maps available in nearly every subway station. We managed to arrive at the wrong subway station ‘Notre-Dame des-Champs’. But we only discovered this when it was too late, when we were above ground. You should travel to either ‘St Michel‘ or ‘St Michel Notre-Dame‘. And trust us, the walk is really painful. Specially if you’ve been walking a lot in the…

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    Visiting the Eiffel Tower

    When people plan a holiday to visit Paris, France visiting the Eiffel Tower is one of the first things on their bucket list. The Eiffel Tower is one of world’s best known monuments that is amazing, not only during day, but also at night, which makes it is best to visit anytime of the day. Going To The Top Going to the top is a big challenge to tourists when visiting the Eiffel Tower, I’m not even kidding when I say you should make 4 to 7 hours available to go to the top. At the top you will see the beautiful and magical view of the city of love.…

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    Underground River Tour – Puerto Princesa

    We were staying in Puerto Princesa when we booked our trip to the Underground River Tour or Subterranean River National Park. You will be in for a very rough ride. When the van leaves in Puerto Princesa, you will drive from location to location to pick-up other tourists. They will most likely be dropped off in the same order. We we’re dropped off at our AirBnb accomodation. For the tourist agencies, it’s clear that time is money as they race through the curving rounds of Palawan. One young girl puked several times before we arrived, while others did not. In the middle of the road trip, we stopped at a…

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    Canopy Walk – El Nido, The Philippines

    In case you’re planning to climb the Taraw Cliff, you cannot. The Taraw Cliff has been closed. However, the Canopy Walk is a safe alternative to get a good view on the El Nido bay. The Canopy Walk is towards the South of El Nido just near the edge of the city. It’s easily accessible by tricycle if you want to be dropped off, or you can park your rented motorcycle on-site. We however found the Canopy Walk to be on the expensive side for a only 10-15 minute hike. And at the end you could buy pictures taken by the staff too. However, they do offer to take pictures…

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    CED Villa’s Review – El Nido, The Philippines

    El Nido is a great place to visit. It has a lot to offer. CED Villa’s are located 5-15 minutes from El Nido, giving you a quiet and peaceful environment to relax. CED Villa’s is owned by Conrado, a former business man. If you’re looking for a great hotel, look no further. The hotel is currently expanding. The second site is located 1 to 2 minutes drive towards El Nido on the right hand side. There will also be a second site in case you want to bring your own tent. We will be reviewing the houses on the first site, which can cost 40-50 EUR per night. However, prices…

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    Top activities to do near Tampa

    I’ve lived in Tampa for several months as an expat. And I fell in love with it. It’s one of the greatest places to be. But you may need a little direction to get the most out of your vacation. Generally you’d want to steer clear from the Temple Terrace area. Do not book AirBnb or a hotel in that area. If you still decide to book there, do not go outside after 8 PM. As of lately, there is also a serial killer in that area. If you don’t know where Temple Terrace is located, it is the East side of Tampa, East of the 275, including the USF…

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    Manila Zoo

    Do you want to hang out with your kids and educate them at the same time? Bring them to Manila Zoo that is located at Adriatico St, Malate, Manila Philippines. It is open every Monday to Sunday, including holidays, from 8 AM to 6 PM. Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden is one of the educational centers where people can learn about the fauna and flora in The Philippines. The Zoo opened on July 25th 1959 and has a land area of 5.5 hectares. It has a population of no less than 500 animals including the indigenous species, crocodiles, mouse deer and Palawan pheasant. There are also different types of birds,…