It is normal to be scared when it is your first time flying. For some, it is because of their fear of heights. However, for most people it is simply because of the fear of the unknown. Many of us do get nervous each time we see ourselves in a new environment or an unfamiliar situation. We feel helpless not knowing what to expect next. The best approach to minimize your fear is to know what to expect.
You have finally decided that you want to travel solo. You can’t wait to have a taste of that much needed sense of freedom and all the benefits of traveling solo has to offer. No need to worry about your travelling companion’s preferences and to adjust to someone else’s timetable. But before you pack your bags for your travel destination, there are things that you should take into consideration before you get all excited.
You are invited to someone’s home. No matter how close you are to the homeowner, do remember that there are certain rules that you should follow if you want to be a perfect houseguest. Follow these etiquette rules to ensure that you get to be invited back to their home.
Traveling with companions is always more fun but not all of your travel buddies might be available to travel with you all the time; so why not consider traveling solo? Traveling solo may seem like a boring trip at first thought, but it can actually be a fun one and you’ll experience what you might enjoy as much if you’re traveling with somebody else.
Going on a journey is an educational experience. When you travel, you get to learn new things, appreciate new ways of thinking and you discover more about yourself as you discover what’s beyond your comfort zone.
On April 15, 2019, millions of people around the world watched in helpless horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed with flames. It was undergoing a restoration work when the fire broke out. Although the Cathedral was not totally destroyed, its wooden roof was totally burned together with much of its interiors. After the fire, unprecedented amount of donations poured in not just from France but from around the world to help reconstruct the Cathedral.
For Christians, Holy week is supposed to be a time to reconnect with God by reflecting on the life and sacrifice that Jesus made for humanity. Unfortunately in the Philippines, Holy Week had become synonymous to a chance to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life because of the long holiday. Well, there is nothing wrong with having fun as long as we remember the essence of Holy Week.
Traveling out of the country? What you wear when you travel is an important factor in traveling. Although often overlooked, there is such a thing as an appropriate attire when traveling especially if you are going international. It is best that you do your research first on what is considered appropriate or not in your country of destination. Although comfort should always be a priority, it should never be an excuse to look sloppy. Your best bet is to come up with an outfit that is comfortable yet smart and stylish at the same time.
The Holy Week or Semana Santa, is a yearly tradition that is observed religiously in the Philippines. The days comprising it are called mahal na araw or holy days. The week -long tradition is accompanied by various rituals and activities where people do their penance as they commemorate the passion and death of Christ.
By: Gytha Kate A. Torres
The Forty-five minute plane from Manila to Bicol was my first flying experience in the Philippines. I thought I would only see clouds and the real life Philippine map, but flying above the Philippine islands was more breathtaking than what I have expected. My first “wow”-experience was seeing Mayon Volcano’s top view and the Earth’s beautiful land formations. I thought it was just a visit, but I knew it was a journey I have to be excited for.
Did you know that?
1. France is the most visited country in the world with more than 82 million international visitors per year.
Whenever we travel, we inevitably leave trash behind. Trash that often ends up in our oceans, polluting our waterways, and killing marine life. We can do our part in lessening the environmental impact we have each time we set foot in a different destination.