Nusa Penida: The majestic paradise island southeast of Bali

First of all, save the best for last. That’s what I believed when I sat down to plan this trip. And for the first time after a little while, I followed what was in my itinerary. That’s because I embraced the detour of backpacking Indonesia for 2-weeks with an open mind for change of plans,…

Gili Air of the Gili Islands: What is there to do?

Going to the Gilis was a confirmation that I wasn’t following my original plan at all. I ditched my flight back to Bali, I stayed in Lombok longer than expected, and I pulled out from all the plans that I was supposed to do the coming weekend in the jungles of Ubud. I was already…

Year end blog: 2018, you are awesome!

Everything is super fast-paced. I can still recall being all sleepy last year’s new years eve writing about how 2017 was a painful year to me; still feeling that positive energy I have for the coming year which is 2018. And then days turn into weeks. Weeks quickly turn to months. And before I know…

Northern Mindanao: to travel is to learn how to let go

I am in the middle of life changeover as I write this blogpost because the day before my flight was my last day at Starbucks Reserve. And before I move back in to our home in Quezon City and transfer back to my original district, I found myself lonely in a lot of ways… I…