It’s not hard to imagine the backpacking scene in mainland Southeast Asia as an organism, something that is living, breathing, growing. And if you picture
Welcome to The Poor Traveler, your budget travel guide. When we were starting out, we got lost all the time, got scammed all the time, and ended up spending more than we should. We created this blog to provide tips so others won’t have to waste hard-earned money when traveling and avoid the mistakes that we did.
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There is a saying in Taiwan that goes: 花蓮的土很黏. It literally translates to: “the soil in Hualien is very sticky.” What it means is that
The site owes its name to the Pacific. And to one tribesman. A long time ago, when a native Truku tribesman came out of a
I will always remember Chiang Mai as the place where I felt like a backpacker for the first time. I was backpacking around Southeast Asia
The first city I visited in Vietnam was Hanoi. And despite some misgivings and warnings from fellow travelers, I found the capital to be surprisingly
Here’s our HANOI TRAVEL guide with recommendations on things to do, places to visit, hotels to stay in, and a sample HANOI ITINERARY. We also
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Applying for a visa is nerve-wracking, even for us. I have done 20 applications at various embassies over the past 5 years, ranging from Korean
Starting July 1, 2018, the Korean Embassy in Manila will be implementing a new visa application process. The requirements are still the same, but this
This Visa Application and Appointment Guide is for applicants in the Philippines planning to visit France or other parts of the Schengen Zone for tourism.
Filipino tourists can apply for a Canadian Visa in three ways: online, by mail, and in person. This guide focuses on online application. Last updated:
This step-by-step Australian visa guide covers both Tourist and Business streams, the visa requirements, and the entire online application process. We recently updated this to
Geographically Japan isn’t too far from the Philippines, and a good number of airlines fly to its major cities from Manila. Most Filipinos, however, feel