August 20, 2017

MONEY TALK | I Fear of Going Broke in a Foreign Country

TAINAN, TAIWAN | It’s been eight months since I left the Philippines. It’s been eight months since I left my beautiful life in Cebu, moved my four urban felines and books to the countryside, and gave up my little apartment in Cebu City. I’m here in Taiwan for a month before flying to Myanmar. And after that, I don’t know where my depleting bank account, feet, and restless mind bring me. Traveling non-stop is costly. Financially. Emotionally. The more you travel, the more you spend. I constantly worry. Especially financially. Although my IG photos will say otherwise. Three months ago, I […]
August 19, 2017

THAILAND BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Itinerary, Budget, and Accommodation

In my  five-week trip across five ASEAN countries, the Thailand leg was the most comfortable. Perhaps because I was traveling with Tobi. The discomforts a solo traveler had to endure were replaced with the comforts of a pampered traveling couple. Another reason is the food: Thai food is the closest to the rich taste of home, is cheap, and is photographable. Plus, our bus trips were well-planned, and going around was much easier because we rented a scooter. This 9-day itinerary covers Bangkok (3 nights), Chiang Mai (2 nights), and Chiang Rai (3 nights). On our last day in Thailand, we […]
August 17, 2017

ONOMICHI TRAVEL GUIDE | Things to Do in Onomichi 2017

ONOMICHI, JAPAN | ONOMICHI TRAVEL GUIDE | While Pim stood by the baywalk’s railing, an old woman, all smiling, passed by and said something in Japanese and gestured towards the camera. With my poor Japanese vocabulary bank: suka, honto ni, wakaranai, kawaii—words I learned from years-long of reading manga, watching anime, and interacting with the Japanese on Skype, I reckoned she was asking if we wanted her to take our photo. I smiled and uttered thank you; and she went on, all smiling. I did not expect her friendliness. Crumbs of details on places from my previous conversations with the Japanese stuck in […]
August 13, 2017

Your Most Updated Cambodia Travel Guide 2017 | Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Batttambang!

Your Most Updated Cambodia Travel Guide 2017 | Cambodia, oddly, did not appeal to me at first. I kept on skipping it. To kick off my year-long trip abroad, I decided to start it with a 9-day solo trip to Cambodia before heading to Australia to meet Tobias. In case you don’t know, he’s my personal driver, porter and guide when we go trekking, photographer of my split-second model moments, and food buddy. Together, we founded Among Fernweh, a supposedly bilingual blog that remains empty since its founding. Haha! Tobi and I went back to Cambodia for a visa run from […]