Saturday, July 28, 2018

Visa Guide: How to get Armenian Visa on arrival

Sevan Church overlooking Sevan Lake.
Filipino tourists can get Armenian Visa upon airport arrival. This guide lets you know how to process your visa on arrival.

Armenia is a country famed for century-old wine, numerous world UNESCO heritage sites, and being the oldest Catholic nation in the world. The historical contributions to the world of Armenian people, the spiritual influence to Catholicism, and the cultural significance it has shared to humanity make it a remarkably fascinating spot (to visit) to many travelers around the world. I recently got off on a trip to Armenia to see the charming beauty and ancient culture of the country. I was so delighted to know that Filipinos can get Armenian Visa upon arrival at Zvartnos International Airport in Yerevan.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Eight reasons why you should travel

Fishermen are boating in the sea of Zamboanga City.

Aside from the pure joy it brings, traveling can change you radically. Your perception of the world can be greatly transformed you, allowing yourself to follow your inner wanderlust soul. Thus, listed down eight reasons why you should travel.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Believer but not religious

I wish and pray whenever I visit a church for the first time.
I'm not prayerful - I honestly admit it. In fact, I don't go to church every Sunday to pray, to sincerely thank Him for all the blessings that have come my way. I don't usually pray before going to bed nor after waking up from a restful sleep, unlike other people I know who do it daily. Waking up each day is a blessing to be thankful for, but for me, it is just a simple day to look forward to. Knowing that the next day will come again, I don't have to pray for today's arrival.
Friday, May 25, 2018

Taste of Villa Rotana shows at Iftar Preview

Guests are interacting with each other while waiters are serving food.
Ramadan Kareem!

The flourishing Arabic cuisines, savory and flavorful, was showcased at the Iftar Preview on Monday at Villa Rotana's Moka Cafe. The Iftar was attended by Muslim and non-Muslim guests, who enjoyed their second meal of the day after their 15-hour strictly no-drink-no-eat fasting.

Iftar, also known as sawn, an Arabic term meaning "break the fast", is the meal eaten by the Muslims after the sunset during Ramadan. Iftar is characterized as an all-you-can-eat banquet.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Bliss here on Earth: A travel that mends a broken heart

My three world of wonder.
Is it really possible to move on by literally moving to another place?

Traveling gives me a lot of memories. Some are happy and some are painful, but both are worth remembering. It also provides me an opportunity to create great anecdotes worth sharing.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

#Wondeful: An all-in-expense-paid trip to New Zealand

The famous Auckland's Sky Tower. Photo by Andrew Russel Villena
New Zealand, an island nation located in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, is known for its Kiwi rugby team, indigenous Maori people, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Hobbit. Never had I thought even in my wildest dream that I would get a chance to travel to New Zealand -- and all for free.

Launching of #Wonderful Blog Competition: Win a Trip to New Zealand. Photo grabbed from Globe Telecom Facebook Page.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Visa Guide: How to apply New Zealand Visitor Visa for Filipinos

One of the forty-two Hobbit holes at the Hobbiton.
Filipino tourists can apply for a New Zealand Visitor Visa in three possible ways: online, by mail and in person application. This visa guide focuses on both by mail and in person application.

They say applying for New Zealand Visitor Visa is pretty much easy and simple. But as for me, I quite had a hard time securing my tourist visa when I tried my application. On my first try, my application was denied. I received a letter stating my visa was rejected due to lack of documents. I remember during that time, I only submitted a formal letter coming from Globe Telecom, stating I won a travel writing competition and my trip will be sponsored. Because of my confidence that my visa will get approved, I did not submit all the necessary requirements. As a result, it was unsuccessful.

With my desperation and eagerness to set foot on New Zeland soil, I hopefully tried applying once more. On my second try, I made sure to secure all that important requirements and then I lodged my visa application again. After two days of waiting, I received a call from VFS Global telling my passport would be delivered. Soon after, another letter from the courier announcing my visa was granted. It was finally a success. I was lucky this time.