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Back to Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. Freedom (almost) achieved

At last! I’m free!! Well not really. I still have stuff to do back home in the Philippines. But after 2 years of not traveling out of the country, I felt like a bird suddenly out of a cage. Don’t worry I’m not the wild bird type :P My feelings were mixed of tears of […]

10 Shopping Lifehacks in Metro Manila

I don’t like traveling to Metro Manila that much.. the traffic and sea of people don’t want me to go there… However, because I got a client that pays me to manage a nationwide audit of a tech brand, I got the chance to go and travel around Metro Manila. I took advantage of it […]

What to do next? My dream travel itinerary

Do you know the feeling of wanting to have a holiday but due to grown up responsibilities, it is not yet possible at the moment? I know most people are in that stage.. coz that includes me too. But that does not hinder us from planning on that great escape right? While I hustle on […]

5 Activities that will make you go on Retreats

Going to a retreat is actually a way to rejuvenate yourself, renew your spirit, enlighten your soul. It’s a way of going back to heal before you move forward. Some think it’s a religious activity, but you can actually view it as a way to recharge your human batteries. It’s not all prayers, chants and […]

Dream Travel Destination – Africa

Usually people dream of traveling to the north, like Europe, USA, Australia, any posh capitalist country that has a high economic index. So I’m gonna dream of traveling to another continent instead – Africa. Africa is not a country, it’s a huge continent with several countries. I have met people who went there as volunteers […]

How to travel alone – a guide for solo female travelers

My earliest solo travel memories was traveling from Laguna to Manila every school day at 11 years old. I woke up at 4am, then walk (yes, walk) 2 kilometers to the bus station, and hope to not be late for the flag ceremony at 6:30am. Eventually, the bus conductor knew me already as a regular […]

The Girl and the World – from the creators of Saving Sally

Once there was a boy, he knew a girl who carried the world in her shoulders. Everyday he would asked her – “Do you need help?” But she would say – “No thank you, it’s not that big” And the world would seem a little bigger. One day, the boy decided to give her a […]

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 5

This year was filled with travel planning…. like yeah, i planned for international travels, and that’s what I just did xD. Please bear with me while I sort my life out.. but you know what, the longer I stayed in my place, invisible roots grew, and surprisingly, I enjoyed being still. I felt contented and […]

Move to Paradise – a must read for city dwellers

I have lived in different far flung rural areas in the Palawan, Bohol, Antique, Laguna in the Philippines. Aside from that I also lived 5 months in rural Kolkata in India, and a few weeks in Bhakatapur and Heutuda in Nepal, and a few days in far flung rural Laos. I don’t just travel and […]

How to Survive (and Enjoy) Traffic

Are you frustrated with the never ending traffic in Metro Manila? I spent college and early yuppie days in the big city, and my horrible challenge is to put up with traffic and not get late. That was 10+ years ago.. fast forward to today.. and it’s still a problem ^_^ Sooo like climate change […]

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