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Reminiscing my first visitI remember the first time I visited Bantayan Island.I was 16, and about to enter college. I took the university’s entrance exam and the school’s administration office said that the result will be revealed after a week. We needed to wait so that I could enroll to the university. During that time, we stayed in my Aunt’s house, she is Mama’s first cousin. While waiting for the result, they decided to go to Bantayan Island, where my grandfather was born.I actually had no idea about the island back then. I…


I almost didn’t go to this trip, because of shallow reasons involving money. In case you didn’t know, I do not have a job. Not that you care about this, but as an obvious reason, it is an important way to generate money and to make my travel dreams come true (A little bit exaggerated but I know that you get it). Anyway, I’m grateful that I have the energy and a boyfriend who supports me in everything I do, and I went anyway.Accompanied by fellow freedivers. We had one goal. To see and swim with…


Malaysia was the last leg of my journey to visit during my Southeast Asia quick escape. It was also the most difficult one for me.Solo travel is a challenge, especially for me who tried it for the first time. But throughout my travel, some of my destinations went pretty easy.Singapore was easy because I have Hernan, my boyfriend, during that time. He has always been my navigator slash translator slash everything when we travel. It’s not like I’m useless, I’m just lazy.Vietnam was wonderful because I was surrounded with a lot of people that…


Traveling is one of the most liberating things to do. No matter what kind of traveler we are, we can experience different situations, and from that, we can tell different stories to other people.I experienced different versions of being a traveler. It all started one summer at a time in my homeland, Mindanao, as a family travel. Then college came, group of friends started to explore the nearby towns in Cebu. After college, I experienced traveling with strangers in a boat for four days and three nights on an island hoping in Leyte. And recently, I experienced traveling alone…


Halong Bay is one of the top destinations in Northern Vietnam. During my stay in Hanoi as a volunteer teacher, I got a chance to visit this place. I was with my co-volunteer and we explored Halong bay together for a weekend.It was my last weekend and having to spend it in a beautiful place was really amazing. I met a lot of incredible people and I want to share my experience and some tips with you.Pre-travel GUIDETransport:We booked a fancy van to Ha Long bay in Baulao. We paid 500,000 dong each…


The moment I welcomed 2017, I told myself, ‘this will be a great year’. I was hoping a year of full of adventures, a lot of travels, and meeting new people. And now, the year is ending, I can finally say, it was an epic year for me. The things I hoped for was given to me more than what I actually hoped for. Including the unexpected things, the good and the bad, that I did not plan at all but I am still grateful for all those moments, especially the familiar and new people who made my 2017 extra…

in Asia, Singapore

24 Hours in Singapore


Singapore has always been labeled as an expensive country. This was the reason why I do not want to stay longer and explore the place because I have a tight budget. Singapore was the first country I visited for my month long travel. I was with my boyfriend who wanted to tag along even for just 2 days before I start my solo travel. (The reason why I needed to budget).It was a quick getaway for us to travel together, and we only had 1 full day to visit the common tourist attractions in Singapore. And to tell you…


I left Singapore alone, about to embark on my adventure and surprisingly I felt nothing. I was not excited, nervous, or even skeptical about this solo travel thing. It was just blank. I was just doing the things I needed to do like going to the airport, and then wait for my boarding time.Every time I feel nothing, that’s the time I’m worried.As I was thinking why I’m not even bothered at all, my mind was updating me that I should be cautious. It was like my thoughts were jammed inside my brain then everything…


You might think that you are reading a post on how I quit my job and then travel the world. Well, this is not it. I’m sorry if the title is misleading but this is about me being bored while being unemployed and have nothing else to do. If you still want to read, here’s what happened.Why I quit my jobIt was because of my career growth….. JUST KIDDING!Two years ago, while still training for the job, a manager told us that a career is different from a job. He asked us if it was…


The first time I visited Siargao, all I wanted to do was to surf since it is the surfing capital of the Philippines. It turned out that the island offered (and still can offer) more than its well-known waves from the pacific. Me and my friends stayed only for four days and it was a good trip. However, it was not enough.Recently, I visited Siargao Island with my boyfriend and we intended to stay longer so we opted for a 9 days trip.One of the things I want to try in Siargao is to visit Sugba Lagoon…