Backpacking and Beyond · Cambodia Cruising · Inspirational Corner · Thoughts · Travel Tales · World Lust

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Finding Beauty Where It’s “Ugly”

Gritty, honest, raw. But I didn’t see it that way at first. Initially, it was everything I thought I would hate. But clearly, travel does something magical to us. For every impoverished streets I’ve seen and for every chaotic crossroads I’ve witnessed, Phnom Penh has unapologetically shown its light to me. Raw and unassuming as… Continue reading Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Finding Beauty Where It’s “Ugly”

Backpacking and Beyond · Thoughts · Vicariously in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, I’m Just Not That Into You

The first time I traveled to Vietnam, I chose Hanoi. It was meant to be a short trip, and because Halong Bay is in my Vietnam bucket list, Hanoi was the winner. It didn’t disappoint and I fell in love pretty quickly. The food, the people, the culture…it was all an instant connection I had… Continue reading Ho Chi Minh City, I’m Just Not That Into You

Female Travel Hack · Inspirational Corner · Thoughts

Travel Taught Me How To Go Makeupless

Spending my childhood in the Philippines, makeup wasn’t really something that was deemed necessary. I grew up with four aunts of different ages, but as most women were back then, they were all about simplicity. Makeup is for special occasions only, like weddings or prom. So when I moved to the states and sooner than… Continue reading Travel Taught Me How To Go Makeupless

Backpacking and Beyond · Female Travel Hack · Inspirational Corner · Thoughts

Yes, Traveling Alone Does Get Lonely, And I Kinda Like It

The Colors Of Travel We’re all too familiar with it. Travel based Instagram accounts filled with colorful pictures of places all around the world– from jaw-dropping landscapes and awe-inspiring architecture, mixed with mouth-watering shots of exotic food from different regions of the planet. Blog entries with stories so full and rich– leaving the impression to… Continue reading Yes, Traveling Alone Does Get Lonely, And I Kinda Like It

Inspirational Corner · Thoughts · World Lust

20 Things Harry Potter Teaches Us About Life, Adventures, And The World

The entire Harry Potter series didn’t just take us in a magical world, but also touched our hearts with its captivating story that sparked many different emotions. It’s filled with life lessons that covers every aspect of life– from friendship, family, love, death, and everything in between. But if there’s one thing Harry Potter knows… Continue reading 20 Things Harry Potter Teaches Us About Life, Adventures, And The World

Hong Kong Hoppin' · Pretty Places · Thoughts · Travel Tales · World Lust

Full On Tourist Mode in Hong Kong’s Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour

Hong Kong, one of Asia’s major concrete jungle, is indeed a city that’s so easy to fall in love with. It didn’t take much for me to fall for it either. I needed no offbeat paths and hidden gems to be fully captivated by this city. It was love at first sight, and I fell… Continue reading Full On Tourist Mode in Hong Kong’s Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour

Adrenaline & Adventure · Philippine Gems · Thoughts · World Lust

Everything You Need To Know About The Controversial Whale Shark Circus In Oslob, Cebu

I never really paid attention to the issues that has become such sensitive topics, especially regarding animal rights, until I started traveling more. I rode an elephant, I posed with a captive animals, and I even swam with three different dolphins in the ocean (although, that one, I still stand by my decision that those… Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About The Controversial Whale Shark Circus In Oslob, Cebu