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Cloud 9, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

When the Pacific Ocean’s little furies subsided, locals surfed the shore. They were totally unaffected of the threatening waves in front of them. 

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“People who traveled never regret that they did,” said a twenty-year-old Swedish kid Michael Halpin, who’s been traveling for three months now.

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And it is oddly beautiful when you comb the weedy shore and your thoughts suddenly wander to a certain someone and find yourself smiling like an idiot.

“I love you.”
“How much?”
“As beautiful and as scary as the Pacific Ocean.”

Good night, everyone.

Love and laugh,

Jona (who is smiling like an idiot here in Siargao, Philippines)

Jona of Backpacking with a Book

Hi there, I’m Jona, originally from Cebu, Philippines, had live in Hanoi, Vietnam, and now currently based in Munich, Germany. This blog used to house thoughts on life and books, but eventually it morphed into a travel blog. For collaborations, projects, and other things, please email me at backpackingwithabook@gmail.com. For essays, creative nonfiction, and others, find me elsewhere.

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