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A Filipina living in a city called Doha in the Middle-Eastern country of Qatar. Enjoying the fruits of her labour by checking out new places or countries to see, sleep and dine. Giving my two cents on every place I go to in order to somehow help other travellers like me enjoy their trip without emptying their pockets.

5 Things Not To Miss In Istanbul

If you are a first-timer in a place, it is best to discover things that most tourists don’t do. We learned that you’ll best experience the culture of a certain country by checking things randomly. On our trips, we usually mix tour packages (so we won’t miss the main attractions) and DIY if we are a little familiar with the place after the tours.

Here are some of the things you shouldn’t miss when you are in Istanbul. Continue reading 5 Things Not To Miss In Istanbul

Inexpensive Travel to Turkey

In my last blog, I discussed the process on how to obtain a Turkish Visa for Filipinos in Qatar as well as the fees involved. Now, I’ll inform you how we planned our trip (tour packages vs DIY) and the expenses.

As I have mentioned before in one of my previous blogs, we are now accustomed to planning our trip at least six months ahead. It gives us enough time to discuss our options for accommodation, routes/flight duration to take and if we will have private or DIY (do-it-yourself) tours. We think that if we plan our trips carefully, it makes our trip enjoyable and stress-free since everything has been taken cared of aside from our meals and other personal expenses.

Continue reading Inexpensive Travel to Turkey

Turkish Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

Getting any type of visa if you are in the Manila is quite rigorous. They will ask you a lot of questions and documents to present in order to show the embassy that you have enough funds to support your travel and you won’t jump ship or work illegally in that country. We can’t blame them for doing that since we all know that Filipinos will do everything to find a better place to work and live, even if it means risking being put in jail.

Good thing we are in Qatar and we have permanent work here, that getting a visa is quite easy. They know that you are a resident and you won’t leave the country just so suddenly. Just make sure all your documents are complete and present it to them. Continue reading Turkish Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

Argan Moroccan Restaurant

They say that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. How about to a woman’s heart? I can say it is the same – food, and it should be good food.

A few days ago, we went to a Moroccan restaurant here in Doha. This has been a long overdue plan because we either didn’t have time to go or when we did have, the restaurant is closed. Finally, we both had the time then and the restaurant was open even if it was late afternoon on a Monday. Continue reading Argan Moroccan Restaurant