I am Aileen

This travel blog documents the adventures, stories, and travel tips of Aileen Adalid — a young entrepreneur and solo female traveler from the Philippines!

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How to Enter the US with Visa Free Travel Program

Many tourists head to the USA from every corner of the world each year for all kinds of different holidays. From beach holidays in Miami, sightseeing in New York, or theme park holidays in Orlando — there are so many different reasons to visit the US. (Visa free) And to date, the United States Department of Homeland Security operates with a visa system...

Philippines Food: Top 10 Must-Eat Local Filipino Dishes

The Philippines is a well-known tropical destination; after all, a lot of foreign travelers seek its crystal-clear beaches, picturesque landscapes and warm hospitality that is like no other! However, apart from this, it helps to know that the archipelago is also known for its unique and delicious food. (Philippines Food) To start off, Philippines food...

Kerala, India’s Way of Life: Human by Nature

“God’s Own Country” — Kerala is a serene state that is well-known for its beautiful contrast from the frenzy of the greater part of India. With nearly 600 kilometers of Arabian Sea shoreline, travelers can revel in its glorious coast and beaches, complex network of backwaters, laid-back tea plantations, and rich protected wildlife reserves among many...

25 Things That Everyone Needs to Eat & Drink in Belgium

Every time that I land into a new country, I always make it a point to try the local cuisine! So after staying for about 3 years in Belgium, I’ve come up with this top 25 list of things that everyone should eat and drink when in Belgium! » READ: 25 Interesting Facts I Learned While in Belgium /or/ The Ultimate Guide of Things...

Hike to Taal Volcano, Tagaytay: What to Do & Some Helpful Tips

Tagaytay tourists love to admire the view of the volcano island called as ‘Taal’. Most of them are contented by simply admiring it from the ridge or highlands of Tagaytay, while some (but not a lot) of them would choose to cross the water and hike to take a closer look at its ‘crater lake’. Well, I was one of the latter. To date, I’ve been to Tagaytay...

Top 15 Destinations for Weekend Getaways from Manila (Philippines)

There are plenty of activities to try within Metro Manila — a food trip to Binondo’s Chinatown, a window-shopping spree in Taguig’s Bonifacio High Street, a leisurely walk through the historic Fort Santiago in Intramuros, a night of fun in Makati’s Poblacion, and so much more! After all, it is a melting pot of various urban delights; however, there...

How to Apply for a Schengen Visa via the Belgian Embassy for Tourists (Manila, Philippines)

UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 2017: Starting January 16, there will be a Belgian Visa Application Center at VFS located on the ground floor of Ecoplaza Building in Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati. Rest assured, you can already start lodging your applications via the VFS website by January 9 without the need to go to the Belgian Embassy. So as some of you...

Top 10 Free Things to Do in Brussels, the Heart of Europe!

The thing about Brussels is that people would often say that it is ‘underwhelming’… but you know what? When I actually saw and experience this metropolis for myself, I experienced the exact opposite! (Things to Do in Brussels) Brussels can be such an exciting cultural and artistic scene, especially when you know where to go. Plus, it’s really NOT all...

Amsterdam: My First Time in a Red Light District

Now don’t get excited. (Red Light District) I’m not going to discuss an ‘experience‘ in a Red Light District because I would never—what…? Oh, you lost interest in reading this now? Haha! Can’t blame you, I did try to mislead you with the title. *pats myself on the back* Anyhow, I hope you’d still stick around especially if you’re curious about Amsterdam’s...

Asia Super Team 2019: Enterprise Stars in Taiwan

This year’s Asia Super Team competition attracted widespread interest from all over the region. After it was held in Taiwan last October, the team from Hyundai Mobis in South Korea had won over 7 other participating teams and took home the grand incentive travel package prize that was worth $50,000. The best part…? I was there to witness it all and...

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