I had just been on sort of a whirlwind tour around Asia stopping over in first Abu Dhabi, then moving on to India, Singapore, Japan and then South Korea.
Each time I visit somewhere new or each time I go on a series of trips, I always find it to be such a pleasure to come back here and add some value. Sorting and seeking out ways to best travel on a Caribbean-issued passport.
After, having visited Singapore for the first time, I noticed that most readers did not know that it is a visa-free country. To add, it also one of the few visa-free “first world” countries you can visit on a Caribbean passport. If you know me well enough, you would have known that this blog post would be coming. Here are 5 visa-free “first world” countries you can visit on a Caribbean passport.
To add—I am very transparent with my travels on an any visual social platform, be sure to be following my Instagram to see all my travels raw, uncut and direct.
Hands up if you did not know that South Korea is completely visa-free for Caribbean nationals. It is considered a first world country with a 90-day entry on each visit. I just shared highlights over on Instagram visiting Seoul (the capital) and I loved every minute of it.
South Korea is East Asian nation that shares one of the world’s most complex borders with North Korea. It is also known for centuries-old Buddhist temples, its tropical islands and its high-tech cities such as Seoul.
If South Korea is on your list of places to visit, be sure to try their traditional Korean dish: Kimchi. If you also fancy a sweet local dish, go for their Korean rice pancake: Hotteok. There is nothing more pleasant than being handed a heart-shaped pancake on the side of the street. I’m a huge fan of street food by the way. (:
Hong Kong is a major financial skyscraper hub. It is highly densely populated, energetic, vibrant and promises to dazzle visitors with its culture, food and art.
If you are thinking of visiting Hong Kong, go for it. I highly recommend it and to add, it is another “first world” territory you can visit for 30 days visa-free.
As most of you know, I have spent more of my 20’s living in Santiago, Chile. If I am being completely transparent with you this is where I truly picked up the travel bug. Having being based in Santiago for years, I visited *all* of the Latin America, picked up a 3rd* language, now Chile and the rest of South America holds a very special place in my heart.
Now that we’ve been through my history with Chile, here are the details. Chile is now classified as a “first world” country. Here too, you are granted with a 90-day visit. In addition, Chile is one of my favourite countries to visit. It is exotic, unique and there is so much to see and do.
Wondering how to visit here from the Caribbean without going through the US? Panama is your gateway. From the Tocumen Airport in Panama City you fly directly to Santiago, Chile.
I have so much to say about Singapore. If anyone tells you that Singapore is the cleanest country they have visited, believe them.
Singapore is a city-country that is famously known for it strict laws on littering. It is also known to have world’s cleanest streets, metro stations, parks, side-walks, just the cleanest of everything. It is also very advanced and high-tech.
I just completed a short trip to the city-country and it was more than I could ever ask for. The food is great, the country is stunning and the locals are friendly. To add, it is also a little pricey so brace yourself. In regards to visa regulations, you are granted a 30-day entry each visit. Enjoy!
Malaysia, isn’t quite a “first world” country as yet, but could be well included in this article. Visa-free for a 30-day period upon entry, Malaysia is a hot spot for travellers due to their beaches, rainforests and their busy shopping streets.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital is a busy metropolitan city which is home to the iconic twin towers and an impressive city skyline.
If you intend on visiting Singapore be sure to just hop over to Malaysia. They are neighbours!