gmanetwork.com recently issued a news and clarification that Filipinos can visit 25 countries around the world without the need for a tourist visa. This is in clarification to the starting-to-get viral Facebook post that Filipinos can go to 60 countries visa-free. Press Link here for the clarification and list of visa-free countries which if you will actually count is 26.
I have been a believer of my country’s awesomeness but I love being a tourist and I fancy travelling out of the country. Nengkoy (my mom) in her exasperated demeanor would often tell me that I don’t have kayamanan (investments, wealth and assets) because according to her my kayamanan are the experiences I gained out from my travels out of the country. So when I checked on the list, there have been six countries that I have already personally visited out of the 26 countries listed.
In each of the destinations I go to, may it be out of the country or within, I always make it a point to bring home with me a memento. A “delicious” budget traveler like me cannot afford to buy exorbitant souvenirs like paintings, crystals or even silver spoons so I would settle for the cheapest. That would be a ref magnet! So, without further pomp and circumstance, here’s a look at the treasures of my adventures:
Availability of ref magnets in tourist destinations bearing the name of the city or country as a simple memento is an indication that such place or destination is a tourist hub.
Anyway, referring back to the list, I still have a long way to go in covering all these countries. I still have 20 more countries to go to visa-free. However, I noticed that Macau is not included in the list. It’s also visa-free…
I do not have investments and Nengkoy is correct. I may have zero assets, humongous liabilities and mediocre net worth but the experiences and wisdoms I gained out from these travels are priceless.
Sa Mars at Jupiter kaya may rep-magnet?