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2018: A Refresher of the Awesome Things You Can Do in Boracay

Only 7km long, and at points, only 500m wide, Boracay has become the most famous island in the Philippines. The island is a postcard-perfect location, defined by white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, palm trees, and luxury resorts.

For those looking for a relaxing holiday, settle into the islands beach beanbags, and enjoy ice cold tropical cocktails. For the more adventurous, there is a wide range of water sports activities, including jet skis, windsurfing, and diving.

Now that it is open to the public again, here is a refresher of the great things to do in Boracay,

 

1. Cliff Diving at Ariel’s Point

Ariel’s Point is a small rocky island 30 minutes from Boracay with 5 diving boards, ranging from 3 to 15 meters.

The challenge of cliff diving combined with the natural environment, the social setting, unlimited drinks, and a BBQ buffet make it one of Boracay’s most popular things to do.

It’s a day trip and the use of activity equipment such as snorkeling gear, stand up paddleboards and kayaks is included.

2. Explore Boracay’s Beaches and Islands by Boat

Parasailing is an exhilarating way to get amazing aerial views of Boracay and its surroundings. You’ll have about 15 minutes of airtime to enjoy.


3. Go on a Sailing Adventure with a Paraw

A paraw is a local sailboat that’s similar to a catamaran in that it has 2 outriggers. Depending on the time of day and the weather you’ll have a different experience…

A paraw can carry up to 6 people and you can choose between a private or a join in a group tour, both normally last an hour.

4. Tour the Island Like a Boss in a Helicopter

Experience the ultimate aerial view of Boracay with a helicopter. You’ll fly all around the island to get views of its different beaches and surrounding islands.

If you’ve never experienced flying in a helicopter before, this is your chance to do so at a surprisingly affordable rate.

The heli can carry 3 people (excluding the pilot), and flights last from 10 up to 20 minutes.

5. Go on a Mainland Adventure Tour

The mainland adventures tour is a day trip that takes place at and around Nabaoy River. A jungle garden next to the river serves as the base camp from which you can explore the surrounding nature, enjoy the BBQ lunch and do add-on activities.

There are many add-on activities to choose from, such as river tubing, waterfall exploration, mountain biking and more.

 

6. Explore the Underwater World with Scuba Diving

Boracay has over 15 dive sites that are all accessible via a short boat ride. Most of them are easy so it’s a perfect place for beginners to learn. If you’re a more experienced diver then there are some challenging dive sites as well, like Yapak.

7. Go Helmet Diving and Find Nemo

Helmet diving is the easiest way to enjoy the underwater world of Boracay. No swimming ability or diving knowledge is required. Just put the helmet on and you’re ready to go.

Once you’re down under you’ll be surprised at how tame the fish are, they’re not scared of you, and you can feed them too. Your guide will also take underwater pictures of you and your friends which you can take home as a fun reminder of the activity.

8. Fly with the Zipline

Zip down across Boracay’s landscape in the superman position and feel the high-speed thrill as you take in the view of the lush green landscape, and Lapuz Lapuz beach to your right.

The zip line ride takes about 3 minutes. After that, you’ll travel back up to your original position in a cable car. That ride takes 15 to 20 minutes, so on the way back, you’ll have time to enjoy the view in a more relaxing setting.


9. Ride the Fly Fish

The Fly Fish is a big inflatable raft that goes airborne when a speedboat pulls it along at high speed. At medium speed, it’ll start to make unpredictable movements as the front of the raft lifts up. It’s lots of fun trying to hold on as it twists and turns and occasionally goes airborne.


10. Become a Mermaid & Get a Photoshoot

Learn to swim like a mermaid in Boracay’s clear blue waters and meet other mermaids. You can also capture your transformation with a photo shoot.


11. Get a Massage

After a fun-filled day of activities, what better way is there to relax than with a massage. Rest and let your body recharge for the evening. You can get a massage either along the beach or inside a spa. On the beach is usually cheaper, most commonly? P350 (~USD $7).


Where To Book an Accommodation

eGetinnz is the newest travel accommodation website that offers smart travel solutions at a very reasonable price. Finding you the best home away from home is not going to be hard when you try it with eGetinnz, it is fast, easy, and hassle-free.

2018: Complete List of Visa-Free Countries For Philippines Passport Holders (and Visa on Arrivals)

To tell you frankly, it’s not that hard to obtain tourist visas nowadays as long as you can prove that you will return to your home country (and no, the bank balance is not the major requirement, the information about your consistent source of income is!!). Another option is by proving that you’re a real traveler then it would be easier for you to get approved for visa applications in Western countries! The best way to do it is by visiting countries that are VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL!

 

VARIOUS TOURIST VISAS EXPLAINED
Imagine a visa like a key. It opens the gates of other countries so you can see and explore the many wonders they hold. Essentially, a travel visa is an entry permission containing details like:

When you can visit a country
When you must leave
How long you can stay
The number of permitted visits; and
Work rights, among others
As a traveler, a tourist visa is what you should secure. These can be classified according to the method of the issue by your chosen destination:

1. VISA-FREE means you can enter a country without a visa and stay for a particular period of time.

2. VISA-ON-ARRIVAL (VOA) means you receive a visa to enter the country at the airport where you land. No pre-application is required unless stated in their requirements. An immigration officer grants your visa when you show up and only after any associated visa fees have been paid.

3. VISA-REQUIRED means you have to seek and apply for a visa in the embassy, consulate or approved travel partner before flying into the country of interest. A certain set of requirements may be required to aid in the decision regarding your grant. This may include documents that support your financial ability, medical condition, and previous travel history. More on this later.

4. e-VISA means your visa application is done through the internet. There is no label, sticker, or stamp placed on your passport before travel. Your visa is on the immigration computer and is linked to your passport number.


ASEAN COUNTRIES (VISA FREE FOR FILIPINOS)

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM – 14 DAYS, FREE
CAMBODIA – 21 DAYS, FREE
INDONESIA – 30 DAYS, FREE
LAOS – 30 DAYS
MALAYSIA – 30 DAYS
MYANMAR – 14 DAYS
SINGAPORE – 30 DAYS
THAILAND – 30 DAYS
VIETNAM – 21 DAYS

REST OF ASIA (VISA FREE FOR FILIPINOS)

ARMENIA – VOA AT YEREVAN AIRPORT MAXIMUM OF 120 DAYS OR BETTER YET, GET AN E-VISA
HONG KONG – 14 DAYS
IRAN – 30 DAYS BUT 14 DAYS AT KISH AND QESHM AIRPORT
ISRAEL – 30 DAYS
KYRGYZSTAN – 30 DAYS VOA
MACAU – 30 DAYS
MALDIVES – 30 DAYS VOA
MONGOLIA – 21 DAYS
NEPAL – 90 DAYS VOA
SRI LANKA – 30 DAYS ETA ON ARRIVAL
TAIWAN – 30 DAYS

AFRICA (VISA FREE & VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FILIPINOS)
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS – VOA
COMOROS – 45 DAYS VOA
DJIBOUTI – VOA
GAMBIA – 90 DAYS
GUINEA-BISSAU – 90 DAYS VOA
KENYA – 90 DAYS VOA $50 FOR 30 DAYS
MADAGASCAR – 90 DAYS VOA $27 FOR 30 DAYS
MAURITIUS
MOROCCO – 90 DAYS FREE
MOZAMBIQUE – 30 DAYS VOA AT BEIRA, NAMPULA, MAPUTO, PEMBA, TETE AND VILANKULO AIRPORTS $50 FOR 30 DAYS SINGLE ENTRY
RWANDA – 90 DAYS $50 FOR 30 DAYS
SENEGAL – 30 DAYS VOA
SEYCHELLES – 30 DAYS VOA
TANZANIA – 30 DAYS VOA $50 FOR 30 DAYS
TOGO – 7 DAYS VOA
UGANDA – VOA$50 FOR 30 DAYS
ZAMBIA – E-VISA – PREAPPROVED $50

CENTRAL AMERICA (VISA FREE & VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FILIPINOS)

COSTA RICA – 90 DAYS, FREE
NICARAGUA – 30 DAYS VOA

 

CARIBBEAN (VISA FREE & VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FILIPINOS)

ANGUILLA – 21 DAYS
DOMINICA – 21 DAYS
HAITI – 21 DAYS
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – 30 DAYS VISA ISSUED ON ARRIVAL
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS – 21 DAYS

 

EUROPE (VISA FREE & VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FILIPINOS)

GEORGIA – E-VISA
KOSOVO – 15 DAYS (BUT THE ONLY WAY TO GO THERE IS VIA A SCHENGEN COUNTRY)
TURKEY – E-VISA FOR SCHENGEN, IRELAND, UK, AND THE US RESIDENCE PERMIT HOLDERS


OCEANIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS (VISA FREE & VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FILIPINOS)

COOK ISLANDS – 31 DAYS
FIJI – 120 DAYS
MARSHALL ISLANDS – 90 DAYS VOA
MICRONESIA – 30 DAYS
NAURU
NIUE – 30 DAYS
PALAU – 30 DAYS VOA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – 60 DAYS VOA AT PORT MORESBY AND RABAUL AIRPORTS RETURN/ONWARD TICKET
SAMOA – 60 DAYS VISITOR’S PERMIT ON ARRIVAL RETURN/ONWARD TICKET
TUVALU – 30 DAYS VOA RETURN/ONWARD TICKET
VANUATU – 30 DAYS


SOUTH AMERICA (VISA FREE & VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR FILIPINOS)

BOLIVIA – 90 DAYS
BRAZIL – 90 DAYS
COLOMBIA – 90 DAYS
ECUADOR – 90 DAYS
PERU – 183 DAYS
SURINAME – 90 DAYS

REQUIREMENTS COMMON TO VISA APPLICATIONS
1. A passport valid for at least six months.
2. Previous visas
3. Filled out visa application form
4. Cash

QUICK TIP: Check if you can download the form on the website of your destination country or if you can fill it out online.

5. Passport photos. See any particular specification from the embassy website.
6. Proof of sufficient financial means. Examples include bank statements, investments, assets, employment contract, or income tax return. Read More: Our guide on SHOW MONEY
7. Round trip reservation or itinerary including exact dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from your destination country. Read More: Our Guide on 8. Refundable Flight Reservation
9. Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of intended stay. Read more: Our guide on Booking for Refundable Hotel Reservations
10. A letter of invitation and support, if visiting friends or relatives, as well as contact information of said friends or relatives.
11. Medical or travel insurance
12. Payment/ Fees

This is only a general guide and not an exact list. Each country has a unique set of visa requirements that you can view from their website.

5 Essential Tips For Traveling Light

Some people have this view that traveling takes lots of time, effort, and dedication, not to mention the bravery to take the risk of getting out of one’s comfort zone, hence thinking that traveling is a hassle activity to do that ends in apathy and merely surviving.

eGetinnz has listed five pro tips to help you travel easily.

1. Carry-on only
Sticking to just a carry-on bag will change your life when you fly. You’ll quickly run through security, have access to your belongs at all times, and don’t have to wait at baggage claim, let alone risk losing your luggage. You’ll also be happy to be less of a target to thieves searching for their next disheveled and distracted tourist once you touch down.

2. Avoid a hold up a security
If you’re going to take your carry-on to make sure you do it right. Way too many people on the security line get their bag held up and double checked because they haven’t properly packed the suspicious looking items.

If you’re packing anything with a sharp shape or a large number of unusual objects, even if innocent, pack it in a Ziploc bag and place it in a bin when going through security. That way when that one TSA dude who’s never seen a bikini razor before (or a box of 500 badge chains, don’t ask) decides he wants to further inspect your life-threatening contraband, he won’t need to take out your undies in search of the “weapon”.

3. Embrace your hair and face
Skip the dramatic makeup and hair products and learn to accept your natural mug! Pack a quart-size bag with the just essentials: 3 oz. bottles of Clinique face lotion, apricot exfoliate 3-minute miracle deep conditioner and leave-in conditioner for my wild curls. Oh, and waterproof eyeliner is always a travel-friendly addition for the special nights.

4. Bring a collapsible water bag
Not a water bottle, but an anti-bottle. It’s my latest obsession: a water bottle constructed as flat plastic that you can empty and fold, allowing you to pass through security (and LIFE) with ease. Keep it rolled up when you’re not using it and fill your “bottle” at the water fountain when needed. Here’s my favorite anti-bottle made by Vapur …because we are all tired of getting our liquid beverage thrown away at security and having to buy the overpriced bottle of water at the terminal shop.

5. Shower with your laundry
Avoid bringing extra clothing or wasting money on laundry by washing your undergarments by hand. To make this task less daunting, Wash each time you get into the shower and let it dry overnight.

COMMENT BELOW: WHAT ARE YOUR SECRETS FOR TRAVELING LIGHT?

eGetinnz Launches its Brand New 2018 App

eGetinnz after two years of being in the travel accommodation or vacation rentals industry is launching its eGetinnz App to provide easier access for its market, helping everybody leap around the world.

Ever feel as if you are tired and drowning in the stressful environment you currently in? And although you want to travel, you have no time to plan ahead of time and or finding a home away from home feels like a lost cause nowadays that there are a lot of blunders and scams online?

Why be scared when here is eGetinnz, now on its app that provides not only smart solutions for your travel needs but also a home away from home where you would be amongst the locals themselves? Or even provide you the quick escape you desperately need but does not just know. Do a staycation and you will see the difference because life is about more than just surviving.

From accommodations to tour packages, to airfare, and even the activity guides that you need. eGetinnz has your back. eGetinnz only wants to help you leap around the world, with accurate assistance, friendly user interface, wide options of properties, and lastly reasonable price.

Everything that you will ever need is right here, live while you can, get out of your comfort zone and travel the world today. Let eGetinnz help you. Download the app from Google Play and or App Store.

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Maartea: The Newest Tea House to Put You in Awe

Whilst there are people who live for coffee there is a myriad of people who prefer another source of natural caffeine without the usual bitter taste,  that’s the majestic tea drinks. From the ancient herbal drinks to the modern milk teas of today, tea has a very special place in people’s hearts. It calms people with anxiety, helps artists think in peace, and even quench everybody’s thirst. There is simply no way why people could reject a milk tea drink.

 

Maartea is perhaps one of the newest tea houses to do just that, serve authentic tea from the traditional time of tea and appeal to the modern palette of people today. If you are indeed maartea or picky with the tea and flavors that touch your taste buds, well, Maartea will certainly put you in awe, despite its young age in the market it serves a wide variety of flavors that will make your taste buds explode in a good way. Might you be a student wanting to chill with friends over a cup of milk tea, a tea enthusiast, or even perhaps a traveler and or tourist that misses real tea? Maartea is just right for you.

 

 

 

 

If you are a tea enthusiast you will certainly notice how real flavors are scarce though there are lots of tea houses in malls and in food parks,  Maartea’s handcrafted flavors will definitely stand out, it even trumps the top tea houses when you compare its flavors; to further elaborate with the comparison subject, Maartea’s prices range from 45 PHP to 70 PHP, you can already buy two good and fulfilling cups for 100php that is not nearly enough at other shops.

 

 

Husband and wife, Marc and Agnes are totally dedicated and they want everybody to experience milk tea flavor in a Maartea way. Today, Maartea has two existing branches in Quezon City, one in Lagro and another one in Dahlia, and third is on its way in Don Antonio. And if you are planning to stay for a bit longer in Quezon City, we can help you find a home away from home at eGetinnz, you can visit our official Facebook page or go directly to our website to find great deals of accommodation.

Magic and Music Cafe for Potterheads

The newest Harry Potter-themed café for Potterheads. Looking for a place to geek out and chill at the same time? This magical café will address your need for a safe haven this rainy season. The place is founded only two months ago by Ran Diaz, who is 36 years old, a Potterhead, and a Wandmaker himself just as Ollivander is. He makes and wands and crafts every single one on his own for eight years now and his goal is to be the fourth person in the world to complete the wands in the famous books.

Magic&Music Cafe’ is isolated and lowkey yet it is already on a pedestal to par with the first Harry Potter-themed cafes in the Metro Manila. Aside from the wonderful displays and ambiance, they serve good food and GREAT BUTTER BEER that is straight outta the books, just the right combination of being sweet and bitter and smoothness that could soothe your Potterhead nostalgia.

Ran Diaz smartly mashed both music and his love for Harry Potter in one, there are vinyl records in the cafe and even phonograph which are only a few items from Diaz’s mementos from his beloved and generous master who recently died last December 2017. You can also wear your Hogwarts house cloaks and scarves for the time being spent in the cafe and Diaz also makes customized wands for Potterheads who received their wands from Pottermore.

Although far from the busy streets of the city, this café is a bit hidden from the public just like platform 9 3/4, Magic and Music Cafe is worth the journey and is located in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, one ride away from SM City Fairview and if you wish to stay longer in the area you could find a home away from home here https://www.egetinnz.com/s/nov…/ChIJf10pYFewlzMReidYf-O-eNU…

Top 10 Posh Staycation Sites Around the Metro Manila

stay·ca·tion
ˌstāˈkāSHn/

noun

informal
a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, STAYCATION is a newly coined word that first came into use back in 2005.  It is a mash-up of the words STAY and VACATION, and means that one is on vacation but also stayed home.  But the staycation definition can extend just beyond the two coined words. It means attending to any household related matters that you would not have been able to do because you were busy at work. For example, you can use staycation as a chance to undergo that long-overdue physical exam that your doctor has been pressing you about. But what is staycation, really?

For the more creative, the staycation meaning can be about being on vacation within the limits of one’s town or city.  It is not necessarily about staying home, for you can also go on staycation at a local hotel or even a friend’s house.  The only difference is that you can easily be available if you are needed at home.

Here are eGetinnz top 10 picks for elegant and affordable staycation around the Metro Manila.