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4 Things to Consider Before Leaving Your Job to Travel the World

4 Things to Consider Before Leaving Your Job to Travel the World

After graduation, most people would spend a couple of years working for a company to gain the necessary experience. At the same time, these employees work hard to save for their own future as well. The thing is, doing the same kind of work with […]

Of Ignorance and Dreams

Of Ignorance and Dreams

Walking on the streets of the depressed areas in Manila is probably one of the most unforgettable experiences in my history of traveling. It’s amusing how Filipinos here look genuinely happy talking to each other and laughing their lungs out when they don’t know what […]

4 Details You Should Be Aware of When Travelling to a Tropical Island

4 Details You Should Be Aware of When Travelling to a Tropical Island

When you’ve gotten so used to a cold weather, you tend to forget how fun it is to be in a place it is warm. You don’t have to worry about wearing several layers of clothing or how you’re going to get out when there’s snow everywhere. In stark contrast, taking a vacation to a tropical island is a real eye-opener. It’s not just the warmer climate, but discovering a new culture or tourist destinations will surely open up your understanding on how the world works. Of course, there are also a couple of things you should be aware of if you choose to spend time in these places.

 

Always be on your Best Behavior

This has been one of the cardinal rules whenever a person goes to a distant land. Courtesy and politeness are two things that should never be forgotten, especially when you’re dealing with the local. Always remember to respect them first as human beings, respect their loved ones, and respect the customs. If you forget even one of these things, you’re going to end up in so much trouble. Worse, you may even have to spend your whole vacation behind bars if things escalate.

 

Pack Light, Pack Right

Since you’re going to a tropical island, you can expect to transfer a lot. Most of the time, there isn’t a single and direct mode of transportation to these awesome locations. In fact, you’re going to ride several vehicles before you get to enjoy your vacation. As such, it’s very important to just bring the necessary stuff in your bag so you can move freely. Leave belongings that you won’t use that much or add to much weight to your bag. Remember, you don’t need a lot of material things to enjoy a wonderful beach halfway around the world folks.

 

Look for a Secure and Comfortable Accommodation

Since you’re going to travel far from a taste of tropical paradise, it’s only logical to get a room where you feel safe and free from any hassle. First off, check a resort or hotel’s security measures first if they’re up to the task of keeping you and your belongings safe. Next, find out if their rooms have proper amenities to make your stay there more convenient. There has to be a fully-functioning bathroom, a good bed, internet connection, and an air conditioner, among others. The latter should be a requirement since it could get really hot during the summer months there. Once you’ve found an adequate accommodation, book it right away and enjoy.

 

Be Wise on what you Spend on

Tropical islands have a lot of tourist destinations waiting for you to discover. Sadly, some locals take advantage of tourists by jacking up their prices and ripping you off. Do some research first on the places you want to go to and find out how much you’re going to spend. If you’re one who is on the verge of leaving work to be a travel blogger, you have to start learning the basics like spending right. You can also check if there are ways to save, some hacks to help you out. It’s better if you have a friend with you or someone native to this place to shield you from any scam. Whatever the case may be, don’t go all out because some locals will always find a way to get money out of you.

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Beating Travel Inconveniences

Beating Travel Inconveniences

The excitement of traveling is always there. Nothing can be more exhilarating than the idea of leaving all the stress of your real life behind to experience a few days of comfort in a far off city or country. It is such a positive adventure […]


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Of Ignorance and Dreams

Of Ignorance and Dreams

Walking on the streets of the depressed areas in Manila is probably one of the most unforgettable experiences in my history of traveling. It’s amusing how Filipinos here look genuinely happy talking to each other and laughing their lungs out when they don’t know what they will eat the next day. There are a lot of slum areas in this city where people earn less than 2 American dollars a day. In the most desperate of cases, some parents even sell their own children just to get enough money for supplies that won’t last long.

In spite of all the hardships and difficulties, people in the Philippines remain friendly, positive, and hospitable to everyone. They won’t hesitate to offer their seat to the elderly, offer you food even if they have little, or give you directions whenever you’re lost. As hard as life can be, the Filipino people will certainly prioritize their own family, friends, and loved ones.

It was around five years ago when I first set foot in this tropical country. I arrived during the Philippines’ rainy season and boy, oh boy, was everything wet. With just a short time of strong rains, you can expect streets to be flooded in no time at all. Even though the entire metro is drenched in rainwater, everyone still went along their own way like everything’s normal. You can see they where struggling but they were doing it with a smile on their faces.

During one of these rainy days, I got to spoke to a local named Jonathan while waiting for a cab near the hotel I was staying in. Jonathan was just passing through from his work as a call center agent and used the hotel’s premises for shelter because it was raining so hard. He told me Filipinos are a sturdy bunch and no amount of man-made or natural disasters can ever bring these people down. He seemed like a salt-of-the-earth type of guy by telling me all about his work and how he plans to relocate his entire extended family to a safe place from the slums.

Jonathan is just one of the millions of young Filipinos who are fighting against the many hardships here in the Philippines. I’m pretty sure there are so many others who have the same story Jonathan has. The difference here is people struggle well. In other parts of the globe, people tend to complain and grumble a lot about the condition of their lives. Here, people choose to keep their head high as they work countless of hours for the chance of a better life.

As my cab arrived for my trip to the local airport, I had to bid Jonathan goodbye and thanked him for the wonderful conversation. Mind you, traffic was bad in this city and this was the reason why my transportation was late. Jonathan thanked me too and wished a fun experience for me in his native country. As I made my way to the airport, I would see more of the Philippines, its wonderful people, the tourist destinations that waited for me in Bohol. Stay tuned because my trip to the Pearl of the Orient can’t be contained in one single blog post.