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Things You Need to Know When Crossing International Boundaries

by Khirol HazwanJuly 31, 2017

One of the most interesting experiences in life that people should do at least once in their lives is to travel in a different country. No matter what destination you take, being ina foreign land will always bring about a slew of experiences that could last your lifetime.But before deciding to travel, it is important to prepare yourself. One thing that should be on your mind is to make sure your phone would be able to work. Factors like your SIM network and PINshould be taken into account to make sure that you’ll be able to use your phone. Here are other things that you need to know before you cross international boundaries.

  1. Proper Documentation

One of the most important things that you need to be able to travelinternationally is having the right documents to do so. The first thing you’ll need is a passport, which is every country’s standard form of identification for people going outside of the country. Other than your passport, there are different kinds of travels documents that you may need, like a visa which a good amount of countries require.

  1. Declare Your Goods

One of the best things about going to a different country is to be able to buy products that are not present in your own country. But before you are able to go back home with these newly-bought products, you must declare them accordingly. If you are buying these for different people, you have to declare them as gifts, if you are buying for your personal use, you have to declare them as part of your personal exemption.

  1. Roaming Number

To be able to use your mobile phone even while abroad, you must register toyour phone network’s roaming services. By using this, you would be able to use your phone abroad without much hassle. This comes in handy, especially when you need to make a few important calls back home, or send some messages to your loved ones.

  1. Bringing Pets

It is legal to bring pets to most countries abroad, but of course, they need to have proper documentation as well. Proof of ownership is required to ensure that your pet legally belongs to you. Another document that you need to present are your pets’ medical records which show that they are vaccinated, and do not bring dangerous diseases.

  1. Know Your Way

One of the problems that most people encounter when they go to a different country is losing their way and getting lost. While this may be a common problem amongst tourists and visitors, it is a problem that requires a simple solution. One of the best ways to prevent this is by getting navigation apps and researching about the country you will visit beforehand.

Key Takeaway

Going to a different country is a fun and colorful experience, and making sure that you have everything prepared for your trip would make sure that you would not experience any inconvenience during your time there. If you know someone who would like to travel soon, better show them these handy tips.

About the Author

Kathleen Calado – The IT girl next door who loves travel and photography. Passionate about make-ups and a frustrated dancer. Her dream is to travel all around the world and write a blog for every country that she visits.

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7 Best Camping Destinations This 2017

by Khirol HazwanJanuary 13, 2017

7 Best Camping Destinations This 2017

In the past couple of years, the people who have showed interest in camping have grown exponentially. There has also been a sudden emergence of tent resorts in the Philippines to cater to the demand of these individuals – allowing even more of them to go on camping trips these 2017.

Planning a camping trip is not easy, particularly if you have no idea where to go. Remedy this by visiting some of these places:

Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo has been made famous for its eruptions back in 1991. These days, however, the active stratovolcano is known more for being a serene site for campers. It makes a very picturesque view of its crater lake which has turquoise waters. It also makes a popular site for those who are coming from Metro Manila due to its close proximity. If you are not very fond of hiking, you don’t have to worry because there are transportation options for you to choose from.

Palaui Island

Palaui Island provides many things for the weary traveller, including white sand beaches, majestic mountains, the Cape Engano Lighthouse, rich marine life, and vibrant colours. Campers, who came to the island, can expect some peace and quiet in this site that is far far away from the city.

Calaguas Island

The Calaguas Island located in Camarines Norte is very popular to millennial campers, who prefer organizing DIY (do-it-yourself) trips with their friends. They can easily set up their tents on the island’s white sand beaches and literally sleep under the stars at night. If you prefer convenience however, you can easily get a package tour to visit this hidden paradise.

7 Best Camping Destinations 2017

Tablas Island

Romblon’s Tablas Island is another destination that is ideal to people who does not enjoy crowds. This does not mean, however, that you are going to miss out on the adventure. In fact, you can visit its rainforests, mountain trails, and diving spots. You can find adventure in every corner of this island.

The best camping trips are those that are spent in a beautiful setting. Choose at least one of these destinations to have a camping experience that is just beyond the ordinary!

Biak na Bato

Biak na Bato is the ideal camping destination to people who adore nature. This is because this point of interest has the Madlum River, a cave network, as well as endemic mammals and birds frequenting the area – which means they can go wildlife and bird watching during their camping trip.

Ayoke Island

Ayoke Island is the place to be if you want to camp as far away as possible from Metro Manila. It is situated in Surigao del Sur in Mindanao – which is perfect if you are looking for seclusion. Those, who have gone on previous camping trips and found out that they dislike mainstream camping sites, can go to this place to avoid crowds and explore its unspoiled beauty.

Tagaytay

Tagaytay is another camping destination that is near Metro Manila. Those who prefer to go to adventures without sacrificing convenience can find that this is the place for them to camp. There are a lot of things you can do in this city, including going on a food trip, a picnic, or visiting the smallest volcano in the Philippines. It is also very popular to many people because of its cool and favourable weather.

 

About the Author:

Laurel SantosLaurel Santos is a 24 year old grown up woman whose kid at heart. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer. She also manages a small pet shop inside their village. She loves traveling so much because she believes that one should not just die staying in without exploring the world.  She got a big heart for animals especially those stray dogs. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about which is writing.

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