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Intramuros in Pictures

Backpacking with a Book

Why, Intramuros?

Because the bridge signals you are about to say hi to History

San Agustin Church. Because silence is my faith

Because one has to keep a little box of faith

Because the buildings speak the language of silence

Manila Cathedral. Because faith is everywhere

Because the tree witnessed the history and recorded it in its ring

Because a curve is always sexy.

 Because I had a crush with Jose Rizal’s intelligence back in high school

Because I believe in letters, in handwritten letters

Because when I read a letter, the body moves.

Because I am sexiness. Just kidding. 😉

To look life in the face, always, to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is. . . at last, to love it for what it is, and then to put it away. —Virginia Woolf 

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona! I’m in my early 30s and is currently based in Ha Noi, Vietnam.I primarily write poetry and short stories in Cebuano and lengthy travel essays in English. Blogging has become an outlet to think out loud. I live the life I set for myself. I try to live an unapologetic life. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at Find me somewhere else!

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  1. Ellen says:

    Silence. It`s a key word. Beautiful pictures.

  2. Don’t be afraid of being sexy!

  3. magsx2 says:

    Great photos, the church is beautiful I love the way they done the roof and walls inside very nice.

  4. rommel says:

    A gasp and a sigh….

  5. nelson RN says:

    Beautiful photographs, Jona! You made me miss the Philippines! I especially liked your shots at the San Agustin Church! Well Done!

  6. kap10bob says:

    Great shots! I do love the sexiness hehe 😉

  7. Sony Fugaban says:

    Jona, you never failed to impress my “eyes”. Great, great photos!

  8. Sony Fugaban says:

    I mean, never fail … sorry for that.

  9. abu zar says:

    the last pic is definitely the pick of the lot..and beautiful colors too 🙂

  10. Indeed, the fact that I enjoyed your photos notwithstanding, sensuality should permeate most, if not all, things of the world.

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