Senate approves 10-year Philippine passport validity

  Good news to all Filipino travellers! The Senate has approved the bill extending Philippine passport validity to 10 years. Senate Bill 1365 or the Passport Act seeks to amend the 21-year-old Philippine Passport Act of 1996, which only allows passport validity to 5 years. According to Senator Sonny Angara, co-author of the said bill, …

Tambok’s: Ilonggo Comfort Food in El Nido

a review by Joanna Ruiz   “Maayo-gandang gabi!” Josef Sagemüller says to a security guard, and quickly laughs at himself. Bacolod-born and bred and German-educated Josef has just opened a restaurant in El Nido, Palawan, and is still getting used to the language differences, although Ilonggo is one of the dialects commonly spoken in El Nido. …

25 Most Ridiculous Complaints Made By Tourists Around the World

“The street signs weren’t in English. I don’t understand how anyone can get around.”   When you travel, you are bound to encounter several bumps along the way. I often hear co-travellers complain about delayed flights or overcrowded airports. More often than not, these complaints are justified. But sometimes, some complaints are just so petty if …

Pinay Traveller Nominated at the #Bloggys2015

I received a pleasant surprise in my inbox today: Wow! This is indeed an honor. Thank you to the people behind the Philippine Blogging Awards, and of course, to those who nominated Pinay Traveller.  But what’s even better is that Pinay Traveller’s twin,  A Dose of Simple,  is also nominated! Yay! I’m not really expecting …

PinayTraveller Recommends: Spanish and French Lessons in Ateneo

For those of you who are planning to go to Europe or Latin America in the next few months, why not study  basic Spanish and / or French to prepare for your trip?  If you live within Quezon City, you may want to check out these language classes offered by the Ateneo de Manila University …