4 Days Solo Trip in Summer Haiti

2nd Wave of Pandemic Adventure and 1st time in Caribbean
October 07 to October 15, 2020

My 111th country visited on my journey beyond #lakbay100, 91st solo backpacking trip2nd country in North America, 1st time in Caribbean and of course and usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. I did not research that much for this country due also on limited time and laziness.

Haiti is a Caribbean country that occupies the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola is occupied by the Dominican Republic. To the north lies the North Atlantic Ocean, while the Caribbean Sea lies to the south. Haiti is a country with a revolutionary, exciting past and its future still remains uncertain. Though Haiti has faced hard times during the past decades, Haiti's tourism industry which bustled in the 60s to the 80s is returning. 
https://wikitravel.org/en/Haiti

4 Days Solo Trip in Summer Haiti

New York City Transit Visit

2nd Wave of Pandemic Adventure and 1st time in Caribbean
October 07 to October 15, 2020

Almost all international arrivals in New York JFK airport require 14 days quarantine except for transit passengers. I just know only that I can go out of the airport the moment I arrived in JFK (I thought I will just stay inside the airport). Good thing I have around 8 hours to stroll around the city as the metro is operational only until 0100L. This is my first time visiting New York and my 7th state in United States.

New York City (NYC), often called simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, significantly influencing commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City

Day 1: October 07, 2020 Wednesday / New York Transit
0810H ETD Abu Dhabi UTC +0400H; flight EY101
1420H ETA New York UTC - 0400H; 18hr transit
14 days quarantine not required for transit passengers with less than 24 hours of stay
AirTrain+Subway 11.5 drop to Charles St Station
World Trade Center Museum; Staten Island Ferry Ride free
Subway to Times Square 3; Fridge Magnet 4.5
The Vessel, Empire State Building, McDo 8
2230H ETD Times Square; Subway to AirTrain 11
TOTAL: $38

Day 2: October 08, 2020 Thursday / Haiti
0100H ETA New York JFK Airport Terminal 5
0959H ETD New York UTC -0400H; flight B61835
1340H ETA Port Au Prince UTC -0400H

New York City Transit Visit

9 Days Solo Trip in Summer Hispaniola Island (Caribbean)

2nd Wave of Pandemic Adventure and 1st time in Caribbean
October 07 to October 15, 2020

32 Li backpack and 1st time to bring my laptop on the road... I did not bring my real backpacking stuff as everything was planned only during my Abu Dhabi departure flight going to Manila. Spontaneous minimalism adventure for summer and winter season awaits.

Hispaniola is an island in the Caribbean archipelago known as the Greater Antilles. It is the most populous island in the West Indies and the region's second largest after Cuba. The 76,192-square-kilometre island is divided into two separate, sovereign nations: the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic (48,445 km2) to the east and French / Haitian Creole-speaking Haiti (27,750 km2) to the west. Hispaniola is the site of the first European settlement in the Americas, La Navidad (1492–1493), as well as the first proper town, La Isabela (1493–1500), and the first permanent settlement and current capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo (est. 1498). These settlements were founded successively in each of Christopher Columbus' first three voyages.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniola

9 Days Solo Trip in Summer Hispaniola Island (Caribbean)

Covid-19 Pandemic OFW NAIA Airport Arrival and Departure Experience

Homecoming of OWWA Registered OFW in the midst of covid-19 Pandemic
September 28 to October 06, 2020

First and foremost, in order to avail the total free services provided in NAIA airport which is sponsored by OWWA, membership has to be updated by applying for OWWA E-Card. You can download the app or online at https://ecard.owwa.gov.ph/.

NAIA Airport Arrival Procedure:
1. Upon arrival, all OFWs will be placed in a separate area for QR Code seminar conducted by Philippine Coast Guard (around 10 minutes)
2. Just beside the seminar area, nasal and oral swab PCR Test will be performed (around 5 minutes). This was my 5th PCR Test and first oral swabbing.
3. Go to Passport Officer for arrival stamp and baggage claim
4. OWWA verification at the exit door, food pack to be provided
5. Bus to Quarantine Facility, we were brought in Makati area
6. Quarantine duration depends on PCR Test, I arrived in hotel around Sept. 28 1800H and the Negative PCR Test Result was provided Sept. 30 1100H. I left the hotel 1200H. 

NAIA Airport Departure Procedure:
1. Live the new normal, observe social distancing. 
2. Negative Covid19 test certificate requirement, depends on the airline and airport of destination. I availed the St. Lukes Hospital Covid Test, PhP4,300 with result around 12 hours.
3. Negative Covid19 test certificate should be printed. 
4. Face shield and face mask are mandatory from NAIA check-in to boarding gate only. 

NAIA Airport Terminal 1 Arrival

Covid-19 Phase III Inactivated Trial Vaccine Journey in Abu Dhabi

Halls 6 and 8 ADNEC building, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (starting 08 August 2020) #4Humanity

The study focuses on the efficacy and acquired immunity of the inactive SARS-Covid-2 vaccine, developed by Sinopharm (CNBG), being done to determine how safe and effective the proposed treatment is for a Covid-19 vaccine. This vaccine is approved by UAE Ministry of Health. Some common reaction when receiving vaccine are pain, redness, stiffness and itching at the vaccine area. System reaction includes fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. In general, these symptoms do not require treatment as they usually go away on their own without prescription / medication.

Volunteer participation quantity and duration - 15,000 healthy adults within 12 months of study. Registration requirements are the following; (1) must be healthy and 18 years old and above, (2) with valid UAE residence permit, (3) passed the assessment eligibility. You cannot participate if (1) pregnant, (2) have history of SARS / MERS infection, (3) had fever, cough, fatigue within the last 14 days, (4) with medicine allergy, (5) history of epilepsy, diabetes, asthma or any chronic diseases. Volunteers are free to withdraw in the middle of the study at any time and will not bear any responsibility arising from withdrawal.


Volunteers contribution to this scientific study will help fight and prevent the Covid-19 pandemic and save precious human lives all around the world #4Humanity. As a small token, volunteers will receive a Recognition Letter, 1,000 AED ($270/PhP13,000) worth of shopping vouchers and other giveaways. In addition, volunteers can visit all 7 Emirates with no border restrictions.

Covid-19 Phase III Trial Vaccine Journey in Abu Dhabi

Stem-Cell FUE Hair Transplant and PRP Hair Improvement Journey

Hair thickness rejuvenation dream in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
September 2019 to September 2020

Three major requirement if you desire to have the Hair Transplant:
1. Donor area is healthy - can cover the recipient (balding) area, usually with minimum of 2,000 grafts to extract
2. Blood Test - should PASSED all the required 13 sets of test
3. The Budget - hair transplant is a cosmetic surgery and expensive, usually not covered by the insurance.

STEM-CELL FOLLICLE UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE) HAIR TRANSPLANT
Stem Cell FUE, is the latest hair transplantation technique for male & female that is faster and effective than the traditional FUT and FUE hair transplant methods. The technique uses an automated tool for harvesting donor hairs. This tool works just like the punch machine used for manual FUE, but at a faster rate, and with more precision and accuracy. It allows graft extraction at the fastest speed with 100% precision and accuracy and minimum graft damage rate.

PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) HAIR ENHANCEMENT
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a procedure that keeps you safe from surgery and provides you a solution to your hair fall. This procedure is desired if you have a receding hairline, just need improvement in already existing hair and just want to strengthen hair and make them shinier.

Stem-Cell FUE Hair Transplant and PRP Hair Improvement Journey

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