by: Robelym M. Yambao
I've been busy for a while because my family was planning to live in Vietnam that's why I was not able to write even a single topic in the month of May. Our trip going to Vietnam was on May 30, 2016. I've been busy packing up our things, cleaning our unit and selling the remaining furnitures we had.
As I am writing right now, we are already here in Nha Trang City, Vietnam. I am so happy that my family found a better place to live in. Today, I am going to tackle about my trip from Philippines to Vietnam to give guide to others for future reference in traveling.
Departure in NAIA Terminal 3 Metro Manila Philippines
My family has arrived at NAIA very early because that was the day we moved out from our condo in Paranaque so instead of staying in the unit to wait for the owner to surrender the keys we decided to go straight to the airport to have a cooler place to stay although our departure was in the evening time.
We hanged out for the meantime at the waiting area where charging of gadgets is possible. Then, we took our lunch at the upper floor where fast foods are located. When our time of check-In has arrived, we immediately lined up to Cebu Pacific counter check-In. I thought that travel tax was already included in our tickets but I was wrong. Only the terminal fee said the crew. So, I ran quickly to the tax collection area. I paid 2k plus for me and my baby.
After check-In, we went to money changer to change our dollars to Vietnamese dong. Then, before we enter the immigration there were two officers who blocked us to weigh our carry-on again. When our things were approved as allowed carry-on we finally enter the immigration stamping. But before we lined-up, I filled out a departure form first.
I was lucky to have my boyfriend with me during this trip because if not I could have a hard time passing through immigration. I would undergo second interview again if I was alone in this trip. Our prayers really worked. Thank God!
Are you working abroad?
Why did you stay almost a year in Costa Rica?
What did you do in Nicaragua?
How long will you stay in Vietnam this time?
Tips in Traveling
Travel with light bags
Fully charge all your gadgets like cp and camera
Bring power bank if you have any
Take food and water with you if you plan to stay longer at airport
Always check the check-In time
Pay travel tax before checking In
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A licensed teacher in the Philippines who shifted her career into another direction to follow her passion to be a blogger. Her blogs are related in traveling and simple living as an expat in a foreign land.