Restart

My friend,

 

As you have noticed, most of my posts were gone.  Those were not deleted but rather “privatized” to give some needed “reconstructions”.  Why is it?  Let’s just say I am currently starting life anew.  But those entries that I continuousy receive feedback were kept to retain the objective I have in putting this up.  That is to help others.

So, let’s grab a cup of coffee and I tell you everything. But not here, of course.  It’s too public. Hehe!

 

 

-Tinakits-

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My Blog in Review for 2014

To all readers and visitors of my blog, thank you for the support! I may not have the luxury of time to update my simple site on a monthly basis, but you made it active. I will try my best to update as much as I can with not only about my travels but also something similar to my most popular post. That is, about enjoying our Government-mandated benefits.

Let’s make 2015 one of the best! Cheers!!!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 55,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Countries With Visa-Free Access To Filipinos

I'd like to get away.  I wanna fly away. Yeah!

I’d like to get away. I wanna fly away. Yeah!

My friend, where will you go for vacation?  Are you planning to go out of the country soon?  There is always a point that you want to explore other places than our homeland that is why we read blogs or any articles about international travels.  I noticed that because my blog entry about travelling to Hong Kong was one of the most read entry I have (thanks!!!).

Were you updated with the news about HK?  Because just recently, Hong Kong removed the Visa-free entry of all Filipinos with “Diplomatic” and “Official” passports (click here to read the news).  Although most of the Filipinos can still enter that country without applying for a visa, we are still worried that we might apply for one in the future which saddens some who plans to fulfill their dream to go overseas.

My friend, don’t worry about it.  We still have other countries that we can explore without any visas.  To enumerate, here are the countries we can explore in the future without any required visas:

  • Bolivia – 60 days
  • Brazil – 90 days (for holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports, visa-free for (a) duration of tour of duty or (b) 180 days for official business or tourism)
  • Brunei – 14 days
  • Cambodia – 21 days
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica – 30 days
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • Hong Kong SAR – 14 days
  • India – Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)
  • Indonesia – 30 days
  • Israel – visa-free for tourists (no. of days of stay will depend on Immigration); visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa required for business)
  • Laos – 30 days
  • Malaysia – 30 days
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique – Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days
  • Palau – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Peru – 60 days
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Singapore – 30 days
  • Sri Lanka – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Suriname
  • Thailand – 30 days
  • Tuvalu – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return /onward plane ticket)
  • Vanuatu – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return / onward plane ticket)
  • Vietnam – 21 days
  • Zambia – visa upon arrival; 3 months for tourism, 1 month for business

Realistically, our neighboring countries in Asia are the ones we can easily reach since the airlines here in our country have direct flights to them.  Most that I know were and already planning to go to Malaysia or Singapore because they are our cousins in ASEAN.

As a person who constantly roam, it land s best to know and experience the treasures of our native land before we go out.  Travelling domestically is cheaper and helps boosts our economy more.  So if you are looking at any discounted airfare available, book a flight to one of the many destinations we have in the Philippines.

So where am I heading this year?  I’ll inform you once I clear my schedule and it pushes through.  Hihihi!  Wait for my next getaway posts this 2014. 😉

-Tinakits-