Australia: DFO Experience

November 17, 2019

DFO or Direct Factory Outlets is the best place to shop for branded items when you are visiting Australia.  When we traveled to Australia this year, we went to Homebush DFO, a popular DFO in New South Wales.  It was my first time to do an outlet shopping and the experience was so different than your normal shopping.    …

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Australia: Vivid Sydney

November 7, 2019

Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of lights, sounds, and music held every last week of May to the first week of June.  We were fortunate that our visit to Australia was during the first week of Vivid Sydney and we get to experience it on its opening day.     We scheduled our Vivid Sydney experience at Circular Quay…

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Australia: Blue Mountains

October 21, 2019

One of Australia’s famous tourist attraction is Blue Mountains.  Blue Mountains is a mountain range located in New South Wales.  It is called as such since Blue Mountains range appears to look a shade of blue.  It is three hours away from Sydney by car.  There are a lot of famous places to visit in Blue Mountains and some tourist…

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Australia: Featherdale Wildlife Park

October 4, 2019

Kangaroos and Koalas.  These are Australia’s native animals that tourist would like to see whenever they visit the land down under.  Being with a little boy during our Australia trip, visiting a zoo that houses Kangaroos and Koalas is a must in our itinerary.   There are two famous zoos in NSW where you can see these animals: Featherdale Wildlife…

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Australia: Sydney City Tour

September 21, 2019

Australia is a huge country.  It is roughly 25 times larger than the Philippines.   There are 6 states in Australia namely New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania.  During our Australia trip we only visited New South Wales (NSW) where Sydney is located.   There are so many tourist attractions you can visit in New South…

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Australia: Visa Application

September 16, 2019

Filipinos planning to visit the land down under need to take note that you need to have a valid Australian Visa to enter it.  Here are some of the things you need to know when applying for Australian Visa.   Processing Australian Visa processing is done by non-appearance.  Meaning, you do not need to visit the Australian Embassy to apply…

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Australia: Budget and Itinerary

September 13, 2019

Australia, famously known as the Land Down Under, is one of those countries that is not part of our must-visit-in-the-next-five-years-countries.  This is because we know how expensive traveling to this country would be.  And since we travel as a family, our expenses would always be multiplied to 3.   But have you experienced having family or relatives who reside (or…

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Travel Tip: Where to Shop for Pasalubong

July 10, 2019

Pasalubong will always be a part of any Filipino travelers’ budget and itinerary.  Either you go out of the country or even travel within the Philippines, Filipino will always include Pasalubong shopping in their itineraries and will set aside a part of their travel budget for it.   Where would be the best places to buy your pasalubong?  Here’s a…

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South Korea: A Day at Everland

June 3, 2019

Whenever we travel, we always make sure to include a theme park visit in our itinerary since we have a little boy with us.  Oh, that’s just an excuse!  We love theme parks as they make us feel young and so with or without Neo, we will visit a theme park. Hahaha 😀   We have been to quite a…

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South Korea: Hanbok Rental Experience

May 26, 2019

Like most Filipinos, I love watching Korean dramas and I am particularly fond of period drama where the costumes they wear are hanboks, Korea’s traditional dress.  This is why part of our itinerary when we went to South Korea was to try on a hanbok.      There are several hanbok rentals in South Korea.  They are mostly located near…

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