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GEORGIA : WINTER BREAK FROM DUBAI TO TBILISI

It was not difficult for me to decide to travel to Georgia exactly 8 days after I came from Russia. Visa-free for Filipinos with residence visa in UAE. Short haul flight of less than 4 hours from Dubai to its capital city, Tbilisi. Relatively affordable travel expenses (whether you avail of package tour or travel…

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BOLIVIA : A DAY IN LA PAZ AND A TASTE OF EMIRATES’ BUSINESS CLASS

Following a fun-filled day tour at the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, I left Uyuni with a huge smile on my face, and took a less-than-an-hour-plane-ride to La Paz, Bolivia. The sleepy town of Uyuni, Bolivia. Salt flat with all other mineral deposits seen from my window seat. Clouds and snow-capped mountains. Bolivia,…

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2015 : 10 COUNTRIES, 4 CONTINENTS, A COUNTLESS MEMORIES

Words aren’t enough to express my gratitude for the chances to travel to 10 countries in 4 continents in 2015.  Apparently, the wanderlust in me was actively at work the entire year! And despite the inevitable hassles and problems, I’m certainly grateful for all the blessings – big and small, that have been pouring in. More than…

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RUSSIAN TOURIST VISA APPLICATION FOR FILIPINOS IN DUBAI, UAE

If you’re a Kabayan  resident of United Arab Emirates who wants to travel to Russia soon, here are some helpful tips and guide on how to apply for Russian Tourist Visa; the same steps I went through recently. Although it’s a fact that application for Russian Tourist Visa may be one of the tedious I…

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DUBAI, UAE : PEOPLE. PLACES. MEMORIES BOOK LAUNCH

In a span of 9 months, I take pride that I have published 2 travel coffee table books that highlight not only the photographs that were taken from my unforgettable trips, more so the stories and prose from my journey. *photo by Carla of www.myyellowbells.blogspot.ae (@myyellowbells on Instagram) #TravelMemories and People.Places.Memories #TravelMemories was published in…

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BOLIVIA : SALAR DE UYUNI, THE WORLD’S LARGEST SALT FLAT

Uyuni in Bolivia is the most isolated and most quiet town I’ve been to. Is it worth the travel? My breakfast in Cusco, Peru before leaving for Uyuni via La Paz, Bolivia. WHAT ?  My main game plan in visiting Uyuni in Bolivia was to experience Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat.  After booking…

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PERU : MY WHIRLWIND ROMANCE WITH LIMA

One of my good friends have been inspiring me to always look at the positive side of things, rather than to focus on being cynical and to pay attention to all things negative. His views reminded me that it’s healthier to see the good amidst the inevitable complications and unforeseen sequela. It’s tough but it’s…

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PERU : 83 PHOTOS THAT MAY SPARK YOUR WANDERLUST FOR MACHU PICCHU

(1) Is Machu Picchu in your bucket list? Yes? Have you ever thought of traveling to South America to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World that was built as a refuge in the sky by the ancient Incas? Yes? Have you decided on how to go about your journey, whether you will…

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WHY STAY IN AL GHURAIR RAYHAAN HOTEL BY ROTANA WHEN IN DUBAI

aIn a cosmopolitan place where describing everything with superlatives is the norm, a highly recommended hotel in Dubai has to step it up a notch with unparalleled hospitality, impeccable service, remarkable facilities, yet pocket-friendly rates that even the most frugal tourist could consider. Dubai for the many, usually means the tallest building in the world,…

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PERU : MY FIRST DAY IN CUSCO

It’s a different day in a new country! FROM  IGUAZU, BRASIL  TO  CUSCO VIA  LIMA,  PERU Few minutes after 6 in the morning, I and my fellow passengers of LAN Airlines started to deplane and were welcomed by 4-degrees Celsius at the terminal in Cusco, Peru. The night before our arrival, I left Iguazu, Brasil…

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