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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 […]

MONEY TALK | Can You Really Save by Cooking for Yourself?

Some people at work were somewhat surprised to learn that I do not only do something domestic but I actually love doing them; say handwashing clothes (no, it is not a primitive way, just a matter of preference), interior designing my little place, and cooking. Once you start wearing the […]

A Traveler’s Honest Talk on Money

A big part of me hesitated to do this. After all, our society thrives in paradox: post instagrammable photos of your travel but be mum about your travel fund. We are built on, built in the nondiscussion of taboos: sex and money. A supposed “responsible social media user” must not talk […]

Money Guide for Travelers from Developing Countries: Why You Must Have a Separate Travel Fund Bank Account

Money Guide for Travelers from Developing Countries is not usually discussed. Personally, the courage to travel is one thing; having the dough to travel is another. In most cases, I build my courage and travel fund together. The Importance of Why You Should Keep a Separate Travel Fund Account should […]

How I Saved Up Php180000 [$3700] for My Year-long Trip?

EDIT: As of June 2017,  my partner (boyfriend of two years) and I have campervanned  East Coast, Australia for a month, traveled to Papua New Guinea for two weeks, dived in Tioman Island Malaysia, revisited some places in the Philippines, exhaustively traveled around southern and northern Vietnam, had a quick […]

About Jona

    Heyooo! Curious about me? I’m Jona, a mother of felines, a hoarder of books, notebooks, and plants. I’m from Cebu, Philippines. Proud Bisdak. I have been in this traveling stint for so long and my battered wheeled backpack is still going strong. I traveled solo a lot. I […]

LET YOUR STORY BE KNOWN

Here at Backpacking with a Book, we find sincere stories as our core. We also know that our stories are but small fractions; the world is composed of stories worth telling, after all. We know that you have your own story to tell. So we want to be the venue, […]

Describe Your Home Country Like Your Ex-boyfriend

It was a pure coincidence––me finding out about this thread on a Facebook group of women here in Hanoi. It cracked the hell out of me. I asked permission to collate some of them here for a wider audience. Feel free to add some in the comment box! The United […]

Malapascua Island Cebu | 14 Amazing Things to Do in Malapascua Island

This is the most updated Malapascua Island Cebu, Philippines Travel Guide 2022 | Last updated August 2022 Snobbery is an unlikely character of a wanderlust. A traveler opens not only his heart but also his mind to the intricacies and complexities of a place. It is inevitable, however, that there […]

On Being a Brown Filipina: Righting What Is Not Wrong

Bet nila yong skin mo. Ganahan ang mga puti sa imong panit. They like your skin.I’ve been told countless times by many fellow Filipinas, both young and old.  Nila, They refers to white men, both young and old, who salivate over exotic creatures like me. And each time annoys the hell […]

Dear D, Don’t Blame Yourself for Dreaming Big

Dear D, It’s okay. You can open your eyes now. It’s all over. You can open your eyes again. Breathe. Come out from your covers now. It’s all over. You’re not alone. It’s not over for you yet. Come out of your covers now. It’s a new day, you’re back […]

4 Ways to Stay Well-Rested When Traveling

So you’re away from home, traveling the world. You’re supposed to living the dream, having the time of your life, yet all you can think about is sleep. You my friend have a classic case of travelers fatigue! Don’t despair you are not alone. Sooner or later every road warrior […]

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