Sunday, 21 June 2015

Getting a Tourist Visa - Japan

We, with a Philippine passport may not have been given the no-visa privilege when entering Japan (for now), a free visa fee and some leniency (compared to how it was couple of years back based on some friends accounts) are enough for now to secure a pass to probably see Mt Fuji up close and personal.

Please note that this is my personal visa application experience - for tourism purposes only and personally-funded. Other visit visa types would require a different set and/or additional documents.

Actual lodging of application at the Japanese Embassy here in the Philippines should be done thru an accredited travel agency. I sought Friendship Manila's service for a fair price of Php1200 single entry. They will be able to provide additional information too as to the other visa types.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Palawan's Three

Palawan. Has its own set of islands out of Philippines' 7107. And these 3 has brought it into the front page of social media and became one of the country tourism's frontier - Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron.

Top: Tricycle transport around town or walk.
Bottom: Coron's Hollywood sign version
Sitting at the northern peak, is actually part of Busuanga Island along with 50 other minor islets which are in turn grouped as the bigger Calamian Archipelago separating South China Sea and Sulu Sea. 

As far as my memory is concerned, this place is in its most raw state than the two. It's tribe community holds important rights and decision-making over its preservation and public use. And that's how it should be anywhere, in my opinion.

I've been to Coron 7 years ago. I have never heard of it before nor did enter my mind to Google so I did not have a slightest idea what it offers and how it looks.

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I was born and raised attune with nature, grew up from the countryside and a strong believer in endless possibilities. I am drawn to adrenaline rush and was never a girly kind but I dig chick flix and plays some music. I started this site during a 6-month distressing/long sojourning away from the corporate world. I gathered all the travels I went and translated them into words. I am not fond of sharing details of my trip and thought looking at the photos I've effort-fully taken was enough. Yet to my amazement reading through it flashes back more wonderful memories like a gush of throwback Thursdays. This is also a good venue to practice writing and to connect. So, thank you for stumbling upon my corner. Sorry I can't update regularly but I hope you'd visit again as my journey continues, find some useful information here and most of all be inspired to go on adventures your own. See you on the road!