• Destinations,  Middle East

    The Heritage City of Sharjah

    I force my feet to move forward, stepping from the shade to the blinding light outside. I instantly long for the shaded coolness of my sister’s apartment building.  Unfortunately,  I have no choice but to brave the mid-morning sun.  I only have a couple of days to explore the city. The heat may be oppressive, but the emirate is waiting. From a distance,  I see a sign.  As if mocking me, it says: Welcome to Sharjah. Sharjah is one of the least popular of the seven emirates or principalities  of the United Arab Emirates—the other six being Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Quwain. That’s why when…

  • Middle East

    Applying for a Dubai Visa for Philippine Passport Holders

    IMPORTANT:  I appreciate that you’ve taken the time to visit Pinay Traveller and read this post. But all the facts/information I know or am aware of regarding this topic are already here.  Please READ and UNDERSTAND what I’ve written. I will NOT answer questions whose answers can already be found on this page. You can also go through the comments thread to see if your questions have already been asked and/or answered. Please take note that this was posted two years ago so things may be different now. It’s always best to consult a reputable travel agent or the UAE consulate itself.  Thank you! 🙂   I just came from…

  • About Pinay Traveller

      Hello! Welcome to Pinay Traveller! My name is Pauline. I am an all-around media person by day and a traveller for life. I originally created this blog to document my trips and file important details such as travel information, (personal) hotel ratings and such. It’s also my virtual travel photo album. But for the past couple of years, I’m glad that more and more people are able to use this blog  as  a resource for their travels.   Pinay Traveller as seen on     Where I’ve Been I have travelled extensively in Asia and Western Europe, both for business and pleasure. In between, I was lucky enough to…