Applying for Japan Tourist Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

Situated in the Far East and referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is a world-famous archipelago which offers a lot of activities from its bustling cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Sapporo. Perhaps when a Westerner thinks of an interesting Asian country, Japan would be one of his first thoughts. Almost everyone wants to visit this place, as it draws curiosity and excitement from foreign tourists. Some of the people I know also crave for an exposure to unique culture of Japan, especially the anime addicts. Going there could be a struggle because of visa requirements, but as long as you have all the requirements and you follow all their instructions, it will be easy to obtain one.

fushimi-inari-daisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto (Source: japanphototrip.com)

As of 2007, application for the Japanese visa must Continue reading

Backpacking East Asia 2016

The year 2016 is running so fast, and it’s already approaching its last quarter. During this span of time I have been to various places: I spent my New Year’s Day in Ho Chi Minh City as part of my 16-day Indochina trip, spent the Catholic Holy Week holiday in Kuala Lumpur, and experienced the epic Eid al-Fitr-slash-mudik season in Jakarta and Yogyakarta. I have two more travel plans for this year. I’m not quite sure about my upcoming trip to Borneo (Kota Kinabalu and Brunei Darussalam), but I am certain of the other subsequent journey because I already have the approved visas.

HCMC City Hall

Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Vietnam

KLCC Malaysia

KLCC, Malaysia

at Bodobudur, Indonesia

With my Couchsurfing Host at Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

On the last part of October until the first week of November, Continue reading

Angkor Wat, Cambodia


Angkor Wat is one of the greatest temples found in Southeast Asia. It is the largest religious monument in the world as well. As a famous tourist spot in the country, it is easy to find tours here but it is also good to rent a bicycle to go around instead. One day is not enough to visit the temples of Angkor, but with a limited time, the sunrise is the best time to visit the main attraction.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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