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10 Ways to Save Money While Travelling

We recently went on a road trip to Alexandria, VA and Washington D.C. for the cherry blossom festival. My husband and I love to travel but with COVID-19 it’s scary to be on a plane or on a cruise. Hopefully, things will get back to normal so we could fly and visit our relatives back West or even back to the Philippines.

With all the traveling I made since 2012, here are some ways to save money while travelling:

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Love From Seoul!!!

Hello everyone!  I’m here at an internet cafe, relaxing and waiting for my friend to come back from his date.  In any case, Korea is pretty nice.  Well, I haven’t been to all places yet.  We went to Dongdaemun twice already and spent a lot of money.  I’m quite happy with the pieces I’ve bought and I’m pretty sure I’ll be wearing it for quite some time.  It’s not really cheap if you compare it to China but the quality and the design is much better. 

Our hotel is located at Itaewon which is a tourist district with a lot of foreigners.  Just outside the hotel, we have Coldstone Creamery!  Sweet!  It’s even cheaper than in the US.  We also have two Starbucks coffee shop (Don & Gold got your Seoul & Korea Tumblers!), KFC, Mcdonalds, shopping area and bars.  We’re in a pretty good location as both the airport bus and subway stop is just in front of the hotel.  I haven’t seen any stars yet but we haven’t been to their Rodeo Drive.

We didn’t go to Lotte World yet as it’s quite far and pretty pricey.  Also, we need the whole day there which we don’t have as we prefer to shop.  Tomorrow, we’ll be going to Myaeong-dong, a palace, Seoul Tower and a Korean village.  We haven’t had the chance to eat at a good Korean place so it’s a shame.    Well.. I’m off for now.   I’ll be writing from Beijing next time.

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Off to Seoul!

seoulWell.. just to let you know I’m still here but won’t be writing much for the next couple of days as I’m heading to Seoul with Marco.  I’m excited as this will be my first out of China trip this year.

I’m planning to do some shopping probably try some massage and maybe get a facial!  Koreans have pretty good skin.  Hmm.. maybe I should do some plastic surgery and end up being questioned by immigration when I return as I don’t look the same anymore.  Hahahaha!

Marco and I are still contemplating if we will be doing the Jewel in the Palace tour.  We’ll see.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will enjoy it.  I exchanged some money yesterday and I’m not happy with it.  Their highest denomination is 10,000 won and 3,600 rmb is roughly 698000 won.  Doh!  that’s a thick wad of cash.. 😦

In any case, have a good Labor Day weekend everyone!  Cheers!

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Philippine Airlines “The Real Deal”

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Manila outbound travellers are in for a treat as Philippine Airlines introduced a new promo which slash their prices by more than half.  Tickets must be purchased online and issued on April 27 and 28, 2009 and travel to be started and completed between June 1, 2009 to October 15, 2009.

In any case, I’m based in Beijing and the only fares I can avail right now is the Econolight.  So, last night after confirming with my friend that she really was planning to go home, I tried to purchase the ticket.  After several error messages, I reached the payment page.  My only problem was I forgot my securecode password and the credit card agent can’t speak English!  Argghh.. I tried purchasing it this morning but got frustrated with the slow processing pace and the neverending request for the passenger details.

I tried again this afternoon as my friend wants to purchase tickets for her children and sister, after  clicking the “Book the Itinerary” several times, I was able to reach the payment page.  However, when they processed the payment, there was a “Payment Flow Page” error.  AAAAHHHHH!!!!  What is wrong with PAL’s website!

My friend who works for PAL here said the best option now is go to the ticket office but cautioned me that the line is as long as the line auditioning for American Idol.  hahahahaa!  oh well.. I washed my hands on this.

PS.  As of 11pm tonight, my friend’s sister is still in the queue waiting for their turn.  Apparently, the airport’s system’s ticket office went down.  She said there were 2000+ people waiting.

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Updates & Photos from Pisa

pisa5 My apologies for procrastinating in writing in this blog.  Work has been pretty busy and I don’t have internet access at home.  In any case, I haven’t ran out of blog article ideas, I just need the time to write it all.

As my heading suggested, I’ve edited and posted my pictures in Pisa, Italy.  Click this link to view it or click the photo on the Photo page.  Hopefully, by next week, life is much more calm.

Oh yeah.. I’ll be heading back to the Philippines on Dec. 11-19 for my cousin’s wedding and shopping!  BTW.. Happy Birthday JASON!