A Solo Batanes Trip, and the Culture of the Ivatans (January 2019)

I arrived in Basco early in the morning, checked in B&G Guesthouse, and waited for the tour van to pick me up. Batanes has a different culture of its own. Being disjointed from the mainland, the sheer distance necessitates being independent from aid from the rest of the country, and strong dependence to the community. While waiting for my tour to begin, I decided to … Continue reading A Solo Batanes Trip, and the Culture of the Ivatans (January 2019)

Siargao, Siquijor, Dumaguete, Philippines (September 2018)

As my time spent in these provinces have been primarily for work, I didn’t think to heavily document our trip with my camera, nor to document the few I took artistically. I’ll primarily share with you my thoughts about the places we’d been, however, which could still hopefully color your mind. 🙂 Siargao Disenchanted, I lost excitement for the trip after seeing so much of … Continue reading Siargao, Siquijor, Dumaguete, Philippines (September 2018)

Negros Oriental + Siquijor, Philippines (March 2018)

1. Dumaguete City My friend is a local in the town and she took us around for a short tour. Life in Dumaguete City was slow. People gave way to pedestrians, traffic was when it would take you ten minutes to get home, instead of five. People wake up early, have lunch early, go to bed early. They take siestas, too. It was a university … Continue reading Negros Oriental + Siquijor, Philippines (March 2018)

11 Ways to Travel with Purpose

If you wish to travel for inspiration and growth, to get a heart fix, to explore not only physically but culturally and socially, you landed on the right blog entry. 2017 became my year of venturing into the unknown by myself, so I made this short list of guiding principles, based entirely on my limited experience, for a proper soulful immersion of every destination. 1. … Continue reading 11 Ways to Travel with Purpose

Western Canada Pt. 6: Banff Town (September 2017)

Part 6 out of 6. Read about the rest of my Canada trip HERE.  Although my 7-day tour had ended, I decided to extend my stay by a day, with the thought that the next time I’ll be in this part of Canada might be a very long time from now. There was too much to see in Banff that our short tour just didn’t … Continue reading Western Canada Pt. 6: Banff Town (September 2017)

Western Canada 5: Banff (September 2017)

Part 5 out of 6.  Read about the rest of my Canada trip HERE.  BEAUTY CREEK & STANLEY FALLS It was a great start to the day. The sun was making its way up while we trailed through the forest to arrive at another one of British Columbia’s blissful streams. After our short walk, we came back with the sun up and ready to lend its … Continue reading Western Canada 5: Banff (September 2017)

Western Canada Pt. 4: Jasper (September 2017)

Part 4 out of 6.  Read about the rest of my Canada trip HERE.  WINTER VILLAGE     COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS I’m glad we decided to skip the super-touristy Glacier Walk as strolling along the icefields was much more of an experience. It was like walking in a painting, an aesthetic delight from every angle, where people appeared in tiny colored blots against gigantic strokes of grey and … Continue reading Western Canada Pt. 4: Jasper (September 2017)