Budget Travel Magazine

I’ve seen this magazine at Borders in Singapore, but I was unable to go back to buy it (because I’ve used up all my money shopping). I scoured the magazine shops in Manila, but I don’t think I ever saw this locally (or if I had, I must have been broke when I came across it).
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Category: Preparation
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I’m on TV!

Well, no. :P

I went to ClickTheCity.com to look for movies showing currently, when an article about Manila walking tours caught my eye. Having joined one recently, and interested in joining another, I clicked on the link to read the full article.

It featured two guides: Carlos Celdran and Ivan ManDy. The article started of with Carlos, and when it shifted to Ivan, I leaned forward eagerly, since his Big Binondo Food Wok was the one I took last July.
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Category: Manila, Philippines, Wandering thoughts
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Business class on a low budget airline?

[UPDATE 11 October 2012: Oasis has stopped operations in 9 April 2008]

This October 2006, there will be a new no-frills airline flying the sky: Oasis Air. Based in Hong Kong, their edge among the other low cost carriers in Asia is that they offering long-haul inter-continental flights.
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No snakes allowed

There has been quite a furor over the policy regarding items you can pack in your check in luggage and hand carry. I was going to post something about it, and today, I found the perfect article to highlight:


NO SNAKES OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED ON A PLANE. SNAKES ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED IN CHECKED BAGGAGE.

This includes all pythons, boas, rattlesnakes, vipers, mambas, adders, and other known species of snakes.

Exception: some limited amounts of snakes may be allowed if Samuel L. Jackson is traveling; licensed snake charmers are allowed to have snakes in their check in baggage only if the name on the snake charming license matches the one passenger’s ticket; people who’se name is Snake will be allowed on board but only after full body cavity search

Read the complete article over at: terminally-incoherent.com.

P.S. In case it’s not obvious, it’s referring to the movie ;)

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More than the usual

I’ve been swamped with work this week, due a flu caused by an annoying toothache that left my dentist baffled because said tooth was perfectly healthy.

So instead of writing more about my trip, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite TV commercial: The Philippine’s More than the usual campaign. This was first aired in 2002, during then Department of Tourism Secretary, Richard Gordon. For me, this is one of the best TVC to highlight and promote the Philippines.

Interestingly enough, this was labelled as the “Asia” edition. A slightly different “Europe” version is available for viewing at Youtube.com.

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