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22 Ways to Cut Your Expenses, Grow Your Bank Balance, and Have Money for Travel

"16. Sell your stuff..."
Doing this right now. 4 months ago I started selling my stuffs that I don't want/need/use anymore. So far I got P23,000 from it. Not bad! :2thumbs: :agree:

http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs ... -expenses/
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:33 pm

^Meron ka nang pamasahe for an Indochina trip. Pocket money nalang.
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flipsflops wrote:^Meron ka nang pamasahe for an Indochina trip. Pocket money nalang.
Indochina trip talaga ang pinaplano ko pero not all countries. So far nasa isip ko is Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. Balak ko next year February para hindi mashadong mainit, tapos 1 week per country.
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:56 pm

Hi Guys. I would like to ask if this itinerary would work for an OSAKA-KYOTO visit. I would also appreciate comments so I can improve the flow of this itinerary.

July 8, 2015:
Visit the following places in Osaka, Japan
-Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine
-Osaka Castle
-Shitennoji Temple
-Umeda Sky Building
-Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade

July 9, 2015:
8:00AM Leave Osaka, Japan
9:00AM Arrive in Kyoto, Japan
Visit the following places in Kyoto, Japan
-Nijo Castle
-Sento Palace
-Kyoto Manga Museum
-Kyoto Aquarium
-Kyoto Tower

July 10, 2015
Visit the following Places in Osaka, Japan
-Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
-Nippon Bashi Denden Town
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Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:41 pm

^ 3 days ka lang ba talaga sa Japan? If not, In my opinion mashadong marami ang itinerary mo sa July 8 and 9.

"Travel slow: This isn't a race or a competition. I know you want to get a lot in with your limited time, but you see a lot more when you see a lot less. Travel slow and experience each place. Don't race from train station to station; that will set you up for a stressful, unenjoyable time. With travel, less is more." - travel blog superstar Matt Kepnes
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Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:40 pm

Guys kung nakatira kayo sa states may nakuha akong deal .... super cheap kahit ako hindi makapaniwala, aakalain mo scam kasi nga sa phone lang transaction ninyo. Tinalo pa iyong groupon.com sa discounts.

Eto iyong Cancun deal na ina-advertise nila online.

http://www.todaygetaway.com/packages/ca ... -inclusive

Sa tingin ninyo magkano ko nakuha iyong deal sa papuntang Cancun, Mexico for 5 days/4 nights all-inclusive (meaning unlimited free drinks alcohol & non-alcohol and food)? Guess magkano? $700, $600, or $500? Nope. For 2 adults and 2 kids nakuha ko lang ng $300.00 for the whole trip compared sa original price nila online na $899.00 sa website. :cheer: :2thumbs: Eh hindi cheap na hotel eto dahil ang price sa isang gabi dito is around $700 - $1,200. Nasa 5 star lusxury hotel eto.

Eto iyong link ng resort sa tripadvisor para makita ninyo iyong pictures and review.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review ... nsula.html

http://www.todaygetaway.com/packages/ca ... -inclusive

Now what is the catch and how i was able to get the price for $300.00 only? My co-worker went to Cancun last year and spent $1,700 for her trip, staying in this same hotel. Then after her Cancun trip, a 3rd party seller todaygetaway.com contacted her and said if she wants to take another trip to Mexico for $300.00 only for 5 days/4 nights all-inclusive but she need to attend a time share presentation for 1.5 hrs. And to sweeten the deal she will give her another trip to Orlando, Florida for 3 nights at Hilton Hotel. So she said yes, and purchased it. So she choose to go to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for her free trip. Syempre i want to make sure kung totoo nga iyong deal, so i let my co-worker and her family fly first and experience the place. To see is to believe right? So totoo nga free hotel and unlimited food and drinks. Nag attend siya ng time share meeting, pero hindi ka naman nila ma-pupuwerse bumili ng time share nila, basta mag-attend ka lang which she did. She just got back 3 weeks ago from her trip. So i asked who was her agent ... ni-refer niya ako at tinawagan ako ng agent kagabi. So the agent gave me the same deal for $300 dollars only free trip sa Cancun, Mexico (all-inclusive) and Orlando, Florida (free hotel only) and two adult tickets of any theme park of your choice (universal studious, disneyland or seaworld) sa Florida. What a deal right? Makukuha mo lang iyong deal na $300.00 kung ni-refer ka ng friend/co-worker/relative.
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Pinaka ayaw kong visa requirements ay yung travel itinerary at reserved accommodations and flights. Hassle ito kapag kukuha ng Schengen visa, gusto ko imaximize kasi yung 90 days allowed of stay. At prefer ko mag travel spontaneously.
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3rd world problem yan e :sweat:
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Daniel wrote:3rd world problem yan e :sweat:
Oo nga eh. Tsaka kasalanan yan ng mga pinoys 30+ years ago na nag overstay sa 1st world countries! Tayong generation ang nagsa-suffer!
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skp_16 wrote:
Daniel wrote:3rd world problem yan e :sweat:
Oo nga eh. Tsaka kasalanan yan ng mga pinoys 30+ years ago na nag overstay sa 1st world countries! Tayong generation ang nagsa-suffer!
Hindi lang pilipino yan. Lahat ng nasa 3rd world country.
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Noong naging open na ang Russia sa world at wala ng U.S.S.R. nagkaroon ng random drawing sa kanila. Basta mag apply ka lang at pag nabunot iyong name mo eh puwede ka na pumunta sa states with your family. Bibigyan ka ng VISA for free. Not sure if they still do this, pero it happened around 1994 or 1995. My co-worker also came here in the states in the 1990's with the free VISA random drawing ... i think she is from of those caribbean islands. Ang qualification lang ay kailangan professional ka. Wala daw nag apply kaya nag apply iyong father niya ... tapos pinag apply din iyong mga kapatid ng father niya ... kaya halos lahat ng kamag anak at pinasan niya nandito na sa states. Suwerte nga eh.

Over populated na mga pinoy sa states. Tsaka sa tingin ko Filipino lang ang pinaka-mahaba time frame sa petition. Dahil for example iyong single unmarried children pag penitition ng U.S. citizen parents inaabot ng 9 - 12 years. While iyong iba country within 5 years nakukuha na nila agad.
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skp_16 wrote:Pinaka ayaw kong visa requirements ay yung travel itinerary at reserved accommodations and flights. Hassle ito kapag kukuha ng Schengen visa, gusto ko imaximize kasi yung 90 days allowed of stay. At prefer ko mag travel spontaneously.
Buti kayo 90 days kami 14 days lang sagad. Tapos kailangan pa magreport sa Itailan embassy para confirm umuwi.
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Buti naging U.S. citizen na wifey ko last year. Siya lang naman ang hinihintay ko, gustong gusto ko na bumisita sa Japan, iyong filipino passport lang ang pumipigil ... hope someday visa free na rin ang mga pinoy sa buong Asia man lang.
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Lirgota wrote:
skp_16 wrote:Pinaka ayaw kong visa requirements ay yung travel itinerary at reserved accommodations and flights. Hassle ito kapag kukuha ng Schengen visa, gusto ko imaximize kasi yung 90 days allowed of stay. At prefer ko mag travel spontaneously.
Buti kayo 90 days kami 14 days lang sagad. Tapos kailangan pa magreport sa Itailan embassy para confirm umuwi.
Hindi pa ako nag aapply ng visa. Baka next year pa or 2017. If ever 90 days stay ang granted, gusto ko imaximize yun. Magba-backpack ako around Europe.
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skp_16 wrote: Hindi pa ako nag aapply ng visa. Baka next year pa or 2017. If ever 90 days stay ang granted, gusto ko imaximize yun. Magba-backpack ako around Europe.
Pinakastrict ang Italian embassy sa mga Schengen countries ata. Try mo magapply sa more linient country. Unless lahat sila crackdown na on PinoyTNT. Noong pumunta kami meron kami nabalitaan sumama lang sa holy trip para mag TNT. Pero tagal na yung trip namin. Maybe things have changed na and lahat sila more strict na.
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Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:13 am

Sinuwerte pa pala kami. Sa Italian Embassy kami nakakuha ng Schengen. :D

Wala pa yung visa pero may requirement na silang flight, hotel na tutuluyan, etc.
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Daniel wrote:Sinuwerte pa pala kami. Sa Italian Embassy kami nakakuha ng Schengen. :D

Wala pa yung visa pero may requirement na silang flight, hotel na tutuluyan, etc.
Lahat ng flights at accommodations ba kailangan? Halimbawa kung several countries pupuntahan?
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skp_16 wrote:Lahat ng flights at accommodations ba kailangan? Halimbawa kung several countries pupuntahan?
Hindi ko maalala yung sa accomodations, pero at least sa flight papunta at pabalik kailangan. During the trip din kasi may change of plans in-between.

Itatanong na lang siguro sa interview yung accomodations. May tinuluyan kaming mga kaibigan nung biyahe namin.

Kung several countries ang pupuntahan, itatanong yung accomodation.
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Hello guys. Nakabili na ako ng ticket to Malaysia and Thailand for 2000 pesos hindi pa kasama yung pabalik ng manila. july 3 2016 ang start ng backpacking trip ko sa SouthEast Asia and last stop ko is Hanoi Halong Bay. How was it mga nakapg travel na sa southeast asia? Sino gusto sumama??
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When I went to Europe, I applied for a schengen visa through the Spanish Embassy. I submitted all the required docs (Yes lahat ng accomodations mo, itinerary at plane tickets ang kailangan) and had to personally appear for an interview. After three weeks, I had my Visa. It wasnt too much of a hassle really.

@Emorej 15

Sa south east asia, I have visited Singapore, Kula Lumpur Malaysia, Bali Indonesia and Ho Chi Minh Vietnam. I will also be going to Bangkok Thailand this November. If you're going backpacking in Malaysia, it wont be a difficult task as their public transportation system is superb. Stay away from taxi cabs as they charge exorbitant prices.

Masaya mag travel sa south east asia. Di ka na mag aadjust sa climate. Masarap makita at maikumpara yung progress ng ibang bansa na malapit sa atin. You'll realize how much potential our country really has.
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Emorej15 wrote:Hello guys. Nakabili na ako ng ticket to Malaysia and Thailand for 2000 pesos hindi pa kasama yung pabalik ng manila. july 3 2016 ang start ng backpacking trip ko sa SouthEast Asia and last stop ko is Hanoi Halong Bay. How was it mga nakapg travel na sa southeast asia? Sino gusto sumama??
pag nagpunta ka japan sama ko :)
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Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:25 am

been a while since i travelled abroad. europe is a very great place especially paris.
kaya lang ang paris more on scenery lang at food. amongs all the places ive visited before,
paborito ko ang amsterdam. chill lang at sarap din ng food. legal pati ang :lol: :agree: :cheer:
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Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:39 pm

Meron ba dito nag tatravel to learn and get immersed with a different culture and mingle with the locals?

Tsaka sino dito mahilig magbasa ng travel blogs?
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I wanna mingle with French women :)
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Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:35 am

Sa nakapunta ng Japan ... anong airlines ginamit ninyo? I heard palpak daw ang Cebu Pacific daming delay at reklamo last year. Ano pang alternative airlines. Does it offer package deal accommodating the hotel and tours. I remember i went to HongKong noong 2009, package na kasama tour ng disney for 4 days using Cebu Pacific inabot ng P34,000 for two persons ... so far okay maganda tsaka mura lang binayaran ko.
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