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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 […]

How to avoid travel mishaps

This is an update on how to deal with challenging events when you are travelling. I travel solo most of the times and have encountered all the scenarios below.. but it doesn’t mean I won’t travel again despite all those misfortunes.. the world is too beautiful not to see before our mortal time is up […]

Buffets in Chiang Mai, Thailand

People are currently celebrating Yi Ping and Loi Kratong Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.. and I was privileged to experienced it a few years ago.. Although environmentalists actually frown on the idea of lighting up several lanterns in the air that releases more CO2. *sigh* For those who are in Chiang mai, or are planning […]

Tips and observations when traveling with elderly people

Finally, my mother, a senior citizen, was able to travel out of the country last month. We did not do many activities since we don’t want her to be too tired as it’s normal for elders but we still managed to travel and visited different places in 2 countries. We traveled to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, […]

Giveaway: Stay in this beautiful home for FREE

I lived in this beautiful house last year when I was in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Now, I wanted to share to a lucky reader what it is like to live there. This is made possible in collaboration with Ms Punika Shinawatra, I really realized even if I’m not (yet) rich with money, I still have […]

Saving Elephants, Saving Grace

My first close encounter with an elephant was… in the zoo.. I grew up in South East Asia, in the Philippines in particular, but there are no wild elephants in our forest, there were wild snakes though.. although I think they are also beginning to be extinct as human population are growing and numerous houses […]

Thailand street food part 1

This is contributed by Julie Navarat, a Thai friend who loves to bake and knit. ^_^ Read on so you know what to order next time you are in Thailand. In Thailand, people eat street food regularly whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each type of street food can be made using different kinds of […]

Chiang Mai – Finding a new home

Chiang Mai, Thailand is a traveler’s haven, but for me its more than that.. it’s my home away from home. Subtle changes were felt when I first arrived via train… There were still sparks on the first few minutes.. But the first few minutes of sparkle was challenged when I couldn’t find a song taew […]

Modest Living of a VSO volunteer

As a VSO volunteer, this is my definition of a modest life: I have learned a new sport here which is Golf. Cost? 150baht for a minimum fee.. I found great buffets, my pinoy friend called it food heaven.. eat and drink all you can. Cost? 130baht If I want to go shopping for clothes, […]

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