International Travels, China

Beijing Memoirs 3: Expenses For A Private Tour For Two

By far, the Beijing trip in March 2016 was the most laid-back, hassle-free international travel Mary and I have ever had. There were no getting lost or scammed the entire time we journeyed back to 3,000 BC. We intended the trip to be exactly that way - relaxed, and a real vacation. We are true-blooded… Continue reading Beijing Memoirs 3: Expenses For A Private Tour For Two

International Travels, China, Visa Application Guide

How To Apply For A Tourist Visa To China For Philippine Passport Holders

  UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2018 We're going back to China next month, thus the update. This time, we're spending an autumn weekend in Shanghai. As the trip draws near, we try to scramble for the same documents last time and found that we don't actually need everything we submitted the first time. So to help returning… Continue reading How To Apply For A Tourist Visa To China For Philippine Passport Holders

Summer Palace in Beijing
International Travels, China

Beijing Memoirs 2: Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tea House, Hutong and Days Inn Hotel

One professor said over an interview with Karen Davila on ANC Headstart mentioned that most Filipinos hate China in general because of the issues we're facing in the West Philippine Sea. But no, this post is not about that. Here's what I learned from him - we feel that way because we do not understand… Continue reading Beijing Memoirs 2: Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Tea House, Hutong and Days Inn Hotel

International Travels, China

Beijing Memoirs 1: Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, Lama Temple and Beijing Zoo

Exploring Beijing is like traveling back in time to about 3000 BC. The temples and other infrastructures were preserved, and others, beautifully remade you wouldn't know the difference. True, it is difficult to communicate in English when you're just walking the street and asking for directions. It is also quite amusing to buy something from… Continue reading Beijing Memoirs 1: Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, Lama Temple and Beijing Zoo