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Indochina by Motorbike

“Indochina by motorbike”.  Yeah, it does sound exhilarating especially for travelers across the Indochinese peninsula (Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam).  Crossing borders by motorbike can be one of the greatest adventures one can do. [caption id="attachment_205" align="aligncenter" width="540"]Photo of motorbikes parked on a sidewalk in Vietnam Motorbikes are a common sight all over Vietnam, swarming like bees on the roads[/caption] Legally, this is possible especially if you have an international license.  But roads in Southeast Asia can be knotty. No matter how experienced you are at riding bikes, accidents happen. (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago
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10 Things Filipinos Should Know Before Applying as ESL Teacher

Applying as ESL Teacher can be either daunting or frustrating for some Filipinos but once hired, it can be life-changing.  I didn’t even imagine that I will score a teaching job here in Thailand.  I quit that 9-5 desk work that I’ve been doing for several years, without knowing what I will do next.  It seems the number of Filipinos wanting to become ESL (English as Secondary Language) teachers is growing.  So I have listed down 10 important things that Filipinos should note before deciding to become one:  (more…)

By thesolotripper, ago
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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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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