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Vigan City Budget Day Tour Itinerary

Planning to visit Vigan City   soon? I have come up with a series of budget day tour itineraries that is aimed to maximize your visit to a specific place in the Philippines without having to break your bank. For today's itinerary, I'm featuring a day tour itinerary for the historic city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur. Read on my dear readers. Vigan City Budget Day Tour Itinerary Disclaimer: 1. Transportation from your accommodation going to Vigan City and back is  not included  in this itinerary. 2.  The accommodation budget is also not included. 3.   The exploration time in a place is pegged at an hour per destination. However, you may opt to cut it shorter or stay longer.  4.    It is also assumed that you are traveling light. Vigan City Budget Day Tour Itinerary  Vigan City Tour 9:30 PM Board a bus bound to Vigan City at any bus terminal in Manila / Pasay. Travel time Manila/ Pasay to Vigan: 10 hours 6:30 AM Arrival in Vigan City .  Make sure that you are dropped off at the Vigan Ar

Pamulaklakin Aeta Forest Trail - Zambales

Located at Subic Bay Freeport Zone in the province of Zambales, Pamulaklakin Aeta Forest Trail  or simply Pamulaklakin Forest Trail is a wildlife refuge where visitors are toured deep in the forest by indigenous Aeta tour guides. Pamulaklakin Aeta Forest Trail Pamulaklakin Aeta Forest Trail Details Pamulaklakin Aeta Forest Trail got its name from the Pamulaklakin vines that abundantly grows in the area. These plants were once used by the Aetas as an alternative to vaccines. Pamulaklakin Aeta Forest Trail - Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales For my foreign readers, Aetas or Agtas are nomadic indigenous people who once lived in mountainous areas of Luzon. They are typically characterized by their dark brown skin complexion, small stature, and kinky hair. Due to their skin color, the Spanish colonizers labeled them as Negritos. Aside from that, their nomadic lifestyle and looks made the lowland people indifferent to the Aetas during the Spanish colonial period - a feeling some still have ev

A Letter to 2020

A Letter to 2020 Thank you for the 365 days that we've shared together. It was just sad that the COVID-9 pandemic took a lot from everyone. Unlike last year where I made sure to have at least one trip per month, the Philippines went on several quarantine procedures to avoid a boom in infection by the virus which took thousands of lives worldwide this year. I took this opportunity to improve my blog by adding cover photos and checking the grammar of older articles. Aside from that, I also exerted more effort in promoting my blog on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Sadly, Facebook saw this as SPAM and blocked my blog. Luckily, my Pinterest and Twitter accounts are reaping dividends and my views doubled in the last few months of the year.  Let's look back and see what milestones we've achieved this year. 1.  This year, I was able to  publish 63  articles  ( 13 articles less than last year šŸ˜¢).  2. I have finally reached 2.2  million views . (That's 204K  new views this ye

First Timer's Guide to Philippine Passport Application

Finally, you have decided to see the world...  However, before booking for a flight or applying for a visa, keep in mind that you need to have that one document that would allow you to travel abroad . First Timer's Guide to Philippine Passport Application Readers meet the Philippine passport... My Philippine Passport The Philippine (PH) Passport is an important travel document that certifies one of his identity and nationality. It is issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA.  There are three types of PH Passports which are often referred to by their colors,  red (official), blue (diplomatic), and  maroon (regular).  The Philippine Passport types The red (official) is issued to members of the Philippine government for use on official business. the blue (diplomatic) is issued to members of the Philippine diplomatic service, while the maroon (regular) is the one issued to any Filipino citizen applying for a PH passport. Now, here's a guide for first-time


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