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Being a Travel Agent, Sri Lanka

Where I Stayed in Bentota, Sri Lanka: Vivanta by Taj Bentota

September 29, 2014
Vivanta by Taj Bentota
That was what welcomed us as soon as we arrived at Vivanta by Taj Bentota. The coastal town of Bentota is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo. Popular for its beach and world-class hotels, Bentota is one of the major tourist destinations of this island nation. Whenever I create a holiday package to Sri Lanka, I would always include a stay in this city and more particularly,

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Being a Travel Agent, Expat Life in Dubai

Starting The Way To A Stress-Free Life

March 27, 2014
When I did my previous post, it amazed me how many people responded to it through email, personal message on Facebook and some through comments. It’s kind of overwhelming to know how many people are actually into this blog of mine. I have been writing recently mostly about travel destinations and restaurant reviews that I somehow lost touch of the original idea of what this blog is all about – my life.

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Being a Travel Agent, Expat Life in Dubai

Stress, It’s Going To Kill Me.

March 25, 2014
Yesterday, I clocked in 12 hours at work. I arrived at 8 in the morning, the first to be in the office and left at 8pm, the last to leave the office. When I got home, I badly wanted to sleep – my whole body was tired but my mind kept working. In my head were the emails that I have to answer or the itineraries that I have to do for the next day. At 2 in the morning, still sleepless, I started crying. Yes, I c

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Being a Travel Agent, Maldives

Things To Do in Maldives: Absolutely nothing!

February 23, 2014
Things To Do in Maldives
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Maldives, oh Maldives. There is no perfect word to describe the beauty of this place which must be in everyone’s bucket list. I went there for a business trip which is definitely not the ideal way to go to this romantic place. It’s a couple’s paradise and being surrounded by them made me feel a lot like a loser. I was not really able to enjoy this little heaven as we had to

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Being a Travel Agent, Expat Life in Dubai

Sh*t Travel Agents Hear

February 8, 2014
Shit Travel Agents Hear
I’ve been working in the travel industry for 9 years now (holy crap! I’m that old???) and I must say that as much as I love my job, there are times when I just want to hit my head with a keyboard and walk away from some of the passengers that I have dealt with. They might have asked for a really impossible request or probably maybe just plainly stupid, I don’t know. In the course of those 9 years,

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Being a Travel Agent, Expat Life in Dubai

The woes of a travel agent.

July 30, 2013
It’s been quite busy for the past few months at work, being summer/school break and all. The bad thing about that is, while everyone else is going out of the country to explore an exotic Mediterranean or South East Asian destination – you’re stuck at work. More often than not, you are not even allowed to go on a holiday during the holiday season. Why? Because that’s a busy time for this indu

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