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…

My solo travel to Indonesia: Bali, Lombok and Nusa Penida

Dear Friends, I hope all is well with you. Honestly, this is by far, to this date, the most liberating trip I had in my life and I couldn’t be more excited to share what happened when I solo travel in Indonesia. I LIVED THE BEST ISLAND DAYS OF MY LIFE YET! Oh, and if…

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…

2017: The Year of Moving Away

You know, just like every year, I can’t totally describe how 2017 was like for me. But I will try to describe it anyway. Because while I look forward to the new year, I am taking the stock to look back on my accomplishments, or lack thereof.

A Travel Story: Back when I was in Baler

I’ve been really tired and hell uninspired, sitting in front of my computer as I start to write this blog about my trip to Baler that happened 6 months ago. I know it took me so much time to document the fun because 1.) I’ve been so busy with my career and at the same…