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Homestays in Siargao Island, Philippines

Siargao Island is a place I’d keep coming to. You know the feeling when you already planned your next visit even when you just arrived? It is that charming. I arrived really early in Siargao, alighted at Dapa Port around 9 in the morning. It’s a sunshine-y day. I got in touch with a friend […]

Where and what to eat in Antique Part 2

Fresh fruits. This part of the Philippines is filled with natural resources. It also means this part is also filled with fresh fruits too. You can trek in the mountains and eat fruits for free. Or you can just simply ask your friendly neighbour for some guavas, atis, coconuts, duhat, etc.. I remember when I […]

Tourism and Community Development: Showcasing the richness of the poor

For other people, there’s nothing special in places that are far from everything. No skyscrapers, no malls or fancy restaurants nearby.. if you’re lucky, no cellphone or internet signal too. Others may think that locals who live in very rural areas are poor. But for me, these people are lucky they are living in a […]

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 […]

A visit to 2 islands in North Samar, Philippines

I was in north Samar these past few days.. spent most days in 2 wee islands, where one is almost not seen in the map. Anyway, I’ve got a few things to blog about these two islands. The first one is San Juan island, an island barangay in Lavezares, and another one is in touristy […]

Tribes in the Philippines

Here’s a list of tribal communities in the Philippines that I have visited during my travels. The list is not yet complete as I’ve visited only a few but if given the chance, I’ll visit more tribes and showcase the diverse culture of the Philippines. If you want to soak in the culture, take the […]

Ordinary activities that are extraordinary to a foreigner in the Philippines

Recently, I’ve changed roles from being the guest traveler to a local homestay host. I love to stay at homes whenever I travel because I like to see the authentic culture of a country, and I want to connect to locals on a personal level and learn their way of living too. It’s more economical […]

Life in Hetauda, Nepal

I’m here for a couple of days now.. internet and electricity is such a challenge and you know how it goes for online workers who’s internet is lifeblood? Yeah its kinda killing me softly.. but not for long coz I’m transferring to another location with inverter, solar panel, heater so hopefully despite intermittent electricity, life […]

My Favorite Homes

My favorite rooms and houses are my own room and our family’s house in Luzon and in the Visayas.. however, they are for private viewing only :P But as I travel, I have lived in different places, and have experienced how it feels to be in different classes of the social hierarchy system.. And I […]

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 […]

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