I am not a travel blogger

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“I am not a travel blogger.”

I told that to a stranger sitting across me at a table while eating my ice cream in my recent trip to La Union. Minutes ago, there were talks on the environment, saving the world and living with strangers in your house. Then I was asked what I was doing there. Continue reading “I am not a travel blogger”


Sleepless in a shuttle

Living in Manila entails the adventure of rough-riding the road either on a boat, a raft or a van-turned-into-a-yacht. No one is spared. Not even this guy. Here, you cannot pay your way to dryness. You will always experience getting stranded / flooded / stuck somewhere. SUVs and BMWs are on the same page as jeepneys and pedicabs. The rich and the poor all get … Continue reading Sleepless in a shuttle

Another travel advisory issued

Again, I read another recent horrible kidnapping story last week. It happened in the southern areas of the Philippines.

For a Manila citizen like me, it’s not supposed to make me feel threatened or disturbed, but looking at a broader perspective, this cannot be the case.

I saw a travel advisory from the British government about travelling in the Philippines, in the aftermath of the kidnappings. Continue reading Another travel advisory issued