I mentioned in my quitting job story that GoTranscript is where I earned my very first dollar online. It’s true. More precisely, it’s 2.33 dollars as the company pays its transcriber 2.33 USD per audio minute transcribed. To entice you a little, the screenshot below shows the available jobs as seen from my own account.
I have been traveling abroad in the past four years and have met great people through penpal and language exchange sites. Yes, I started making international friends through online means before even traveling outside of the country. That’s why in this blog, I’ll be sharing with you the best free penpal sites or...
Visiting the Great Pyramids in Egypt is definitely one of my travel goals this year. That’s why as early as January, I have already been researching on how to get the Egypt tourist visa for Filipinos. And I successfully managed to get one at the Egyptian Embassy in Manila, Philippines! In this blog post, I’ll be giving...
I'm sure you're super excited to visit the land of Himalayas and just can't wait to get your Nepal itinerary ready. The country of Nepal might be solely known for its iconic Mount Everest, the tallest in the world, but there are also great places to see in Nepal without traveling far from its beating heart of Kathmandu.
I recently crossed the India-Nepal border and managed to get my Nepal visa on arrival with no issues at Nepal's Bhairahawa Immigration office. It was my first time in Nepal and also the newest addition to the countries I have visited before 2019 ended. Although there's nothing nice about crossing the Sunauli-Bhairahawa border,
Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, might not resonate in every traveler's mind as much as London, Paris or Tokyo, but there are charming characteristics to this Tajik city. The truth is to be told---its heart and soul is definitely the people and their warm hospitality like no others. Trust me on this!
Samarkand is a real gem along the ancient Great Silk Road. This iconic crossroads between east and west was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. No wonder why it’s a favorite destination for many travelers to Uzbekistan. For history buffs and architecture enthusiasts, Samarkand is a true paradise.
Despite stories that there is nothing to see in Tashkent, I still wanted to give it a chance. And I’m glad I did. By utilizing Uzbekistan’s 5-day visa-free transit, I managed to enter Uzbekistan last November 2019 through Tashkent airport. With only one day to spend in Tashkent before I head south of the country, I was able to see...
Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, is actually just a 5-hour drive from Almaty, Kazakhstan. But since I was entering the country through visa-on-arrival, I flew in to Bishkek airport (from Almaty) where my visa can only be processed. And just like Almaty, the Kyrgyz capital still has retained its former Soviet Asian flavor.
Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997 when it was moved to Astana (now Nursultan). One of the reasons given for the move was because of Almaty’s geographical location–it is in a southeast corner of the country. I, on the other hand, moved and traveled down south from Astana to Almaty due to the extreme cold of Astana.