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Hotel Review: White Knight Hotel Intramuros, Manila

By On April 10, 2015

My family and I celebrated the Easter weekend in Intramuros, Manila, and we spent our time there taking part in religious services at the Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church. Booking a hotel room in… Read More


Visiting the Heritage Town of Taal, Batangas: Travel Tips

By On May 22, 2014

Writer Xue Yao in the essay “Stories of the Little Streets” compared an old house to a book. Yao writes, “The old house is like a book, enter and read it, and… Read More


Burot Beach in Calatagan, Batangas: Best Affordable Beach Getaway Near Manila

By On May 15, 2014

The Philippines, a country composed of thousands of islands, has been blessed with countless beaches. Those who wish to have fun under the sun need not travel long and far just to… Read More

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Explore Intramuros Manila with Google Maps Street View

By On January 28, 2014

I hate getting lost, really. Fortunately, Google Maps is pretty reliable in the country. So whenever I go out of the house, I rely heavily on Google Maps for driving or walking… Read More


Passport Application and Renewal at DFA SM Manila

By On December 19, 2012

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) opened a satellite passport services office at SM Manila last October. This mall-based office accepts application for new passports and renewal of expiring or expired passports.… Read More