Category: Travel

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Public Transport: Metro Vancouver’s Translink vs London’s TFL

You are excited to use your new Canadian passport that allows you to travel visa-free to 180+ countries. As you think about taking public transport from one attraction to another, you feel your excitement turn into worry. Do not fret and enjoy the experience. In this blog, I will share my observations on London, UK’s Transport for London (TFL) system, and compare it with Metro Vancouver, Canada’s Translink. I am happy to share that the systems are similar, which makes navigating London’s complex system a breeze. Here are some notes that may help you enjoy your adventure even more: Travelers...

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Canadian Immigrant’s Life (video 41 and beyond)

I took the leap of faith and migrated to this country without even a glimpse of an immigrant’s life in Canada. So, I created a YouTube channel to help new and future immigrants prepare better for their journey ahead. Canada has given me so much so I am passing the blessings forward to you. All the best! 62 Living in a Town or City in Canada One of the decisions that has the biggest impact on an immigrant’s quality of life is where to live. There is no perfect place, only a place that is perfect for you. I hope...

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The Canadian Passport and Its Perks

The Canadian passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world. As of 2023, it allows its bearer to travel visa-free to over 180 countries. While Canadian citizenship has many benefits, I consider having a Canadian passport one of its greatest bonuses. The convenience and ease of travel is especially important for people who have family and friends all over the world. Let’s talk about three of the advantages of having a Canadian Passport. Savings on visa application costs Visa applications are never free. In fact, it is expensive. My brother and I visited the UK at the...

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Exploring Serene Calgary in Less Than 24 Hours

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city with a serene small-town vibe. This sentence pretty much sums up my impressions of Alberta’s largest city. In this blog post, I will share my detailed impression of “cowtown”. This post is complemented by my YouTube video with a similar title. Come and join me on a quick visual tour of Calgary by clicking this link. Trains seem to be the most common mode of public transportation. While exploring Downtown Calgary, I saw trains every few minutes. But throughout my short stay, I only recall seeing a bus twice. The CTrain is the quickest public...

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What is the Best Airline to Travel Between Canada and the Philippines? 

If you are a new immigrant to Canada from the Philippines or are planning to visit the beautiful Philippine islands, you would surely ask “What is the best airline for traveling between these two countries?”. Honestly, I don’t have the absolute answer to this question.  But, I can tell you which is the best airline I have flown with based on my personal experience in the economy category. I have only really traveled between the two countries four times, each time with a different airline.   In this post, I will share my experiences because they may help you choose the...

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Going Home for the Holidays? 5 Travel Tips for Your Homecoming

Home for the holidays! What a wonderful feeling.  The reality is that we need to overcome the stressful planning and travel before we get to the fun part. In this post, I will share my observations and travel tips with Canadian residents who wish to go home for the holidays.  It’s only February but it’s never too early to prepare for your next grand vacation! Travel Tip 1: Pick the Best Travel Time. Avoid peak travel season. I usually try to arrive in the Philippines before December 20th.  This way, I can avoid the rush of people leaving Canada and...