Posted by The SoleSisters on -
I have to admit, when I was first invited by Jeannie of Nomadic Chick to join the Girls Running with Bulls Challenge, I had no idea how in the world I could pull it off. At that time, I could barely keep myself afloat after coming back from a big trip all over Southeast Asia. How could I get the visa, book tickets and find accommodations all in less than 2 months?
But as a Filipino traveler, I've always prided myself as lacking in resources but rich in ingenuity and assertiveness. I had to ask myself only one question:
"Is it possible?"
And as well all know, the answer will always be YES. So I threw myself completely into this plan, this challenge within a challenge. I remembered when Chichi and I planned our 6 month backpacking trip and the universe conspired with us, along with so many generous and supportive individuals and organizations!
I knew this trip wouldn't be any different. I knew that as long as you wanted something so badly, people will want you to succeed. That as long as you commit to an idea and work to achieve it, Providence will move with you.
And so with that decision, the support and assistance came together like pieces of a puzzle. Roomorama stepped up as our main accommodation provider in Pamplona and will be housing us at this gorgeous flat overlooking the bridge over river Arga. Eurail will provide us Global Passes so we can explore Europe as we journey to Pamplona and beyond. HostelBookers will provide our hostel accommodations from various points in Europe as we train it to San Fermin.
Only one major piece of the Spain puzzle was missing: the piece that would get me from Manila to Madrid.
And that's how Vayama entered the picture. I first heard about Vayama when I was at the Surf Yoga Samba retreat and met a woman who had been traveling extensively. I mentioned I was looking for cheap flights to Europe. "Have you checked with Vayama?", she asked.
Via mama? Don't think I've heard of them yet.
So I googled Vayama reviews online. I was wary of any Vayama scam, but the company sounded very legit that they could save me a ton of money on international flights. I found out that Vayama.com is a first-of-its kind travel web site that gives travelers a whole new world of choice in international air travel. Using the latest in web technologies, Vayama offers a massive selection of airlines, flights and fares, many never previously available online, so we can find the lowest prices and best schedule options for all our international travel.
Simply put - if you buy your international travel from Vayama, you will find more flight options and save money!
Vayama is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel. The company offers travelers a vast selection of flights through its online booking engine that taps into inventory not available on other online travel websites. Launched in 2007, Vayama has continued to expand its online international travel services to include features such as 24/7 customer service, premium economy airfare, hotels, activities and car rentals.
I had to check for myself how reliable this company was. So I emailed them. In our almost 1 month of email exchanges, I got a pretty good impression of Vayama. They were very straightforward, worked impeccably fast and knew exactly what I needed. They were the real deal.
I know I'll be in good hands when I fly to Madrid in early July and I can't wait to share the ultimate Vayama experience with you! I have a feeling, Vayama and I will go a long way!
Have you had a Vayama experience? How was it? Please share it in the comments below.
Excited for another great partnership,
The Sole Sisters
Main Photo Credit: matt.hintsa