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Wanderlust

How to Apply for a Schengen Visa via the French Embassy

My daughter Bea and I recently obtained our Schengen Visa – Short Stay (Visit/Tourism) from the Ambassade de France aux Philippines. It is located on the 16th Floor of the Pacific Star Building on the corner of Sen. Gil Puyat and Makati Avenues in Makati. I observed the following steps when I applied for our … Continue reading »

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How to Apply for a UK Visa

If you’re a Philippine passport holder like myself, the journey to the United Kingdom begins with the visa application. There are different types of visas such as Work Visa, Student Visa, Family Visa, but I will only be discussing about the General Visitor Visa, which my daughter Bea and I applied for. The first step … Continue reading »

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I Have a Dream…

When I was 18, I stopped schooling for a year and became a complete bum. It was during that time when I repeatedly watched a TV show called Steve O’Neal’s Remembering The Beatles on Channel 5. This was back in the early 1990s, when I suddenly got hit by Beatlemania — two decades too late. … Continue reading »

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Summer Getaway: Hong Kong

I know I said our family didn’t have plans for this summer vacation and that was true. But something incredibly wonderful happened and we just found ourselves packing our bags for a family trip to Hong Kong. It’s been 6 long years since we all visited so I was really looking forward to setting foot … Continue reading »

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My Ilocos Diaries

Guest blogger: Isabella “Bea” Cruz, 8 years old Hi! It’s Bea here! Yay, Mommy let me write on her blog!!! I’m done with Grade 3 already and some lessons were sooooo hard (like division and fractions), but the best part of Grade 3 was our trip to… ILOCOS!!! You see, we focused on the Ilocos … Continue reading »

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Germanophile

noun.  – a person who is fond of German culture, German people and Germany in general, exhibiting as it were German nationalism in spite of not being an ethnic German or a German citizen. [source: Wikipedia] Ten years ago, I was tremendously blessed with an opportunity to immerse myself in the German culture by way … Continue reading »

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Journey on the High Seas

The Discovery Travel and Living Channel calls cruising the “ultimate vacation.” Star Cruises describes it as the “best vacation experience.” And just who am I to disagree? In 2005, our whole extended family (about 20 of us) went on our first-ever Asian cruise via Star Cruises’ Superstar Virgo. It was a 4-day/3-night affair that started … Continue reading »

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