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First Timer's Guide to Philippine Passport Application

First Timer's Guide to Philippine Passport Application Finally, you have decided to see the world...  However, before booking 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 fo

Hiking Mt. Inari

Located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture, Mt. Inari is one of the most scenic pilgrimage mountains of the Kansai Region of Japan. Hiking Mt. Inari via the Bamboo Grove Course Mt. Inari Details: Mt. Inari or simply Inariyama , stands 233 meters tall and is a perfect day hike for those living in the city. Since the mountain is a pilgrimage mountain, there are several trails one can use to reach its peak. Some of these trails are made easier by the manmade steps which probably cater to the older pilgrims. These trails pass through several shrines and sub-shrines and not to mention the arcades of vermillion torii gates.  Arrived at Inari Station Going through the Great torii to reach Fushimi Inari Shrine Passing through Fushimi Inari 's famed torii gates The trail up Mt. Inari is just in front of this - the Neagarimatsu Here's one of the trails up  Mt. Inari No more torii gates on this stretch of trail For those who want a bit of challenge and of course lesser cro

10 Tips for Foreign Tourists in the Philippines

10 Tips for Foreign Tourists in the Philippines The Philippines is a very beautiful country. Some foreign tourists even describe it as paradise. Its people are equally beautiful. They are considered the world's most hospitable people. However, I would like to avoid generalizing. Let's also keep in mind that the Philippines is no heaven and its people are no angels.  Like any country, the Philippines is no stranger to crime and pollution. The Filipinos, like everyone else, have their own Mr. Hyde.  Now, as a friend and concerned citizen, I'm creating my 10 Tips for Foreign Tourists in the Philippines to help you have a wonderful time in paradise. Read on... The Legal Adventure .  Always bring the proper and legal documents when visiting the country. Just keep in mind that every country requires you to have one. Take note that when you're inside the country, it's better to have an ID with you at all times... In case of emergencies. (You know what I

Fushimi Inari Shrine Revisited 2019 - Kyoto

Located at 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichu Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture, Fushimi Inari Shrine ( 伏見稲荷大社 ) is a shrine that's famous for the thousands of torii gates inside its vicinity. Fushimi Inari Shrine  ( 伏見稲荷大社 ) Fushimi Inari Shrine Details: Fushimi Inari Shrine , locally called Fushimi Inari Taisha , is currently the head shrine of the more than 40,000 Inari Shrines scattered throughout Japan. It is also one of the oldest in Kyoto City. The entire shrine complex actually consists of five shrines found on different parts of the slopes of Mt. Inari. The first Torii that you'd see from Inari Station Great Torii of Fushimi Inari Shrine Fushimi Inari Shrine 's Romon no Kitsune Like what was mentioned, what makes this vast shrine a well-known destination for tourists is the thousands of torii gates that sometimes create picturesque vermilion tunnels. The keen-eyed will also notice that there are hundreds of stone fox statues within the shrine grounds. This is act

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