July 14, 2015

What Stops Us Filipinos from Traveling?

“I am really envious of your lifestyle,” a younger acquaintance once told me when I said I could not attend the poetry reading this month for a five-week trip in Southeast Asia. With migraine hammering my temples, I only gave a tired smile.  She was one of the many who expressed their admiration for the so-called privileged life I live. READ: Poor But Want to Travel Abroad? Privilege is a word I often associate with middle-class friends with a tinge of envy. Because it seems like, again seems like, they do not have to worry about rents, bills, and the occasional financial support […]