November 17, 2017
Ultimate Travel Guide to Southern Cebu Philippines 2016

Southern Cebu Travel Guide 2018 | 18 Things to Do in Southern Cebu 2018

EDIT: NOVEMBER 2017 | I included a frequently asked questions section at the bottom of this Southern Cebu Travel Guide | Things to Do in Southern Cebu post. If you got a question, fill free to leave a comment below. I check my blog all the time and answer questions. 🙂 I have lived all my life here in Cebu. It is the Point A for all destinations I have been to. It is where I live. It is the place I often leave. But it is also my point of departure, the point I return to. [READ: 12 months […]
November 11, 2017
Siargao Travel Guide 2017

SIARGAO TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 | 33 Things to Do on Siargao Island

EDIT (November 2017): Here is your most updated Siargao travel guide! Listed down 33 things to do in Siargao. Nothing is a must. 😉 I came back to Siargao last February 2017 (my fourth visit), this time around with Tobias (in case you’re new here, Tobias is my beloved giant 😀 ). We did a lot of new things on the island. And Siargao, as a tourist destination, has rebranded itself. Six years ago, Siargao Island had this laidback and backpacker feel. Most of its shores were covered with towering coconut trees. Now, fancy hotels eat up a good amount of […]
October 29, 2017
hanoi expat lifestyle expenses

Shocked That Hanoi Is Waaaaaaay More Expensive Than Cebu

Dear, I’m tired. Work-wise, I haven’t done anything today. Sikkim. Preston. Taichung. Sunday rambling. WikiHow exam. They all remained unchecked on the back of a credit card receipt from yesterday. The THINGS TO DO is paperclipped on the white metal grid I bought today. Among many other things. Ten plants. Five pillowcases. Craft papers. Knife. Three Ocean glasses. Two white Luminarc plates. A blender. Wooden ladles. Two sets of spoons and forks. Two fake rattan stools. A mat. Four small industrial containers. Three pop-up jars. A frying pan I just found out I could not use. Two mugs. Two trash […]
October 22, 2017

As Travelers, What Do We Leave Behind?

Dear, It is Sunday. I’m seated at the open patio outside our room. Tobi is inside, watching something German. Gags, he said. Across the narrow alleyway that is wide enough for a car to pass through, the caged birds sing these lovely melodies. Caged and singing. Odd, like Vietnam’s. The next-door villa’s dog barks. The leaves of the bananas, plumeria and young coconut tree in the yard rustle with the breeze. Widi’s kids are talking about something in their local language. The boy passes by our gate in his bicycle. He gives me this questioning look upon seeing me smiling […]