Manisanda Hotel, my Home in New Bagan

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bagan suddenly became one of my favourite places that I’ve been to in Asia after exploring its several tourist attractions, which 99% of these that I’ve visited is pagodas and stupas. But my trip in this ancient city wouldn’t be that gratifying if not because of Manisanda Hotel.

Manisanda Hotel had become my home in Bagan for four days. The hotel assisted me with everything I need with regards to traveling and sightseeing the city. 

Starting the Journey at Yangon

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It wasn’t my first time to travel alone in a foreign country but as I disembarked from our plane to start my solo journey in Myanmar, my emotions got ecstatic and edgy. My previous solo travel experience had been an easy one mainly because my destination then was a first world country. Myanmar is a different one. The country has just opened up with regards to tourism. I didn’t have expectation of getting a relaxed travel or some sort but taking a glimpse of how the country looks like through images and stories online, I had this high hope that this journey will going to be a fulfilling one.

Yangon was my jump-off point, the capital of Myanmar. It is located at the lower part of the country. It is the country’s main domestic and international hub for transportation. It is also the country’s center for movie, music and media. The city also serves as the country’s main point for trade, business and tourism.  

Going Solo in Myanmar, a Seven-Day Journey

Friday, September 5, 2014

My visit in Myanmar was by far the longest period that I’ve been on the road alone. I am not strange to solo traveling. I had already able to experience some in my country. I had also experience getting out of the country alone like when I visited South Korea few months back. However, my trip to Myanmar gave me more influence on how to embrace this kind of trip and do a lot more of this in the future. Perhaps, it’s because of the span of my travel that I’ve really appreciated my time in going places by myself.

TripTip | Korean Tourist Visa Application in the Philippines

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry to South Korea requires a travel visa, and fortunately, the process was straightforward and easy.  Getting a Korean Tourist Visa had been a relaxed one, for me at least. As long as the requirements are complete and the application form is filled up properly, then I don’t find any problem at all for not getting a tourist visa to South Korea.