August 3, 2017
Northern Vietnam Travel Guide Ban Gioc Waterfalls, Cao Bang, Vietnam

I Left the Philippines December 2016 for My Year-long Trip. I Don’t Think I’m Coming Back Anytime Soon

KATHMANDU, NEPAL | I’m typing this at Ace Cafe, a newly opened restaurant and cafe here in Kathmandu. I thought our trip in Nepal would only last for two weeks, knowing Tobias (my boyfriend and travel buddy of two years or so) had stayed for a month here already, trekking the Annapurna Circuit. But the two weeks lasted for a month. We did our own unguided ten-day trek in Khopara Danda, explored Phokara and Kathmandu, and stuffed ourselves with dal bhat. (If you’ve been to India, it is a simpler version of tali). It was more than enough for an […]
February 7, 2017

MALAYSIA BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Budget, Itinerary, and Accommodation

Hello there! A version of this guide is posted on Rappler. You see, Malaysia is often my jumpoff point for my past trips (Indonesia, India, Australia). I’be been there five times already. During my recent 12-day trip, my partner and I spent most of our days in Kuala Lumpur, Mersing, and Tioman Island. That being said, if there are places in Malaysia you plan to visit, shoot me a comment below, I might have a word or two suggestions for you. I do not know if I should be proud of only spending Php8 000.00 (USD168.00) for a week in […]
November 5, 2016
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

How to Pack for Your Next Long Trip without Checking Your Luggage in

It took longer than necessary: the packing. Although years of trotting, hopping, and traipsing—often half-wittedly and recklessly—around my archipelagic Philippines, preparing for the first trip abroad proved to be unnerving. The arrogance to skewer five Asian countries at once—a week a country, five weeks living in a backpack—perhaps was the reason behind this jittery feeling, like there were tiny roots that kept on growing in my chest as the trip got nearer and nearer. These tiny roots named what ifs; they did not lull me to sleep rather shook me up from my ever light sleeps: what if atms did […]
October 16, 2016

Affordable and Practical Gifts for Travelers

Living in Cebu translates to random road trips that often culminate in beaches. That’s why I think we travelers must be the easiest to please. Just give us something that feeds our wanderlust, and we are already the happiest creatures on earth. As a traveler, here are some things I gifted myself, here are some things I would love to receive. For me, these are some of the perfect companions on the road, and your wanderlust friend, lover, or sibling might like them, too. Be it Valentine’s, Christmas’, birthday, anniversary, these are some of the most practical gifts for a wanderer. Personally, these are […]