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Guide for Filipinos: 10 Ways You Can Save Money For Travel

Let’s face it, travel isn’t really cheap. “Saan aabot ang bente pesos mo? Sa kanto lang!” We’ve got bills to pay, mouths to feed and for some, loans to be paid monthly. So travel isn’t really part of every Filipino’s lifestyle but more of a privilege not even “pag may time” but only when we’ve spared a few extra thousand pesos. No matter how frugal we try to be, travel requires some money. So whether you want to be one of those tourists flooding Boracay in December or you’re raring to take part in one of Thailand’s full moon parties, here are some simple and doable ways to save money for your trip:

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By thesolotripper, ago
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Exploring Ho Chi Minh in Three Days

Ho Chi Minh City or more popularly known as Saigon is the most populous urban area in Vietnam. It’s not the populace that would make you dizzy, but, the swarm of scooters moving like bees in a waggling dance in every open space around the metro. If you’re an expert in crossing the streets of any other bustling city in the world, then you won’t have to worry about getting knocked down by motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh. Stoplights can’t help you anyway.

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By thesolotripper, ago
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Travel Without A Credit Card

Yes, it’s doable! And by this, I mean nailing a whole trip abroad without the help of the mighty plastic. Maybe some of you have already tried it but for those who still believe that credit cards are the only way to go for a hassle-free travel, let me say this…it's just paranoia.

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By thesolotripper, ago
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What To Pack For Your First Overseas Trip

You’ve just claimed your fresh-out-of-the-oven passport, the hotel in your destination has confirmed your booking and your flight confirmation print-out has been clinging to your fridge door for weeks. You’re all set for your first out-of-the-country trip! Here comes every traveler’s dilemma whether it’s his first or nth trip –- packing. You may want to have a checklist of what you should bring to avoid those how-the-hell-did-i-forget-to-pack-it moments.

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By thesolotripper, ago
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Want Some Alone Time? Go to Cagbalete

"Are you here alone?" Surprised, I turned toward the voice. She was in her thirties, a bit plump. She was fanning the hot coals for her grilled squid. "Yeah, just me." "Soul searching?", the man standing a few feet from her said teasingly. Her husband, she introduced. "Nah, I need this for my blog." "Ah, blogger." They both nodded with approval as if they've gotten used to seeing lone campers owning the first quiet spot they could find on the tiny island.

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By thesolotripper, ago