They say that the best things in life are free, but in my life, the best things are pricey. Sometimes, i am lucky enough to mix business with pleasure because of work. But when i spend my own money, i always make sure to make it enjoyable and unforgettable. I am a very sponteneous person, but trips that are fun and enjoyable should be well planned especially in choosing the people you will be with. No ones wants to travel with boring people anyways 🙂
I began wandering around after college. Why? Below are some of my personal reasons…
1) I felt the need to know the happenings outside my comfort zone
2) i grew up always following people’s commands. I somehow felt the need to make my own decisions and wander around places without the need to worry about curfew.
3) i started to make my own money (from my work) so it means… I can finally finance my trips!!!
4) i became interested to people, foreign land, history, food, culture, behavior.. Etc!
5) I realized the ‘edge’ of a well traveled person compared to a person who’s not.
6) i wanted to be street-smart. I spent 20 years of my life going only to nearby places for my own comfort, and it made me so stupid in some of my life choices because i felt i wasnt exposed enough to the world. So i thought, its payback time!
I made major changes in my life, and one of them is my life decisions. Surely, when i look back i will have nothing but a BIG smile on my face. I dont care how much money i have spent and i will spend in the future. As long as i can travel, i am HAPPY
I will blog about the places ive been for the past 2 years. Will not include anymore nearby trips.
(November 2009) So, first…. Camsur with Friends
(December 2009) up next… Boracay with family
The happiest family trip ever. I didnt spend a single cent in this trip because this trip was a treat from my sister. Im lucky to have cool brothers and funny cousins so expect to never have a dull moment with them 🙂
(March 2010) Then, 3 months after.. I went back to Boracay again, but this time, with my friends
My first ever travel splurge. One thing i realized after this trip was “vacation with friends will exceed your expectation of the word “fun”
(April 2010) A month after… I went to Hong Kong and Macau. I didnt know why i still joined this trip despite of a very bad happening. Well, i didnt care at all because i didnt want to waste my money because of my damned pride. Over all, the trip was fun.
I didnt enjoy Macau the way i enjoyed HK. Theres nothing to see in Macau but five star hotels and casino. So if youre not a gambler, never mind going to Macau.
After this trip, i took a break because my new work in Avon has began and my life then can be compared to the movie “The devil wears prada” but the devil in my life was more evil ha ha ha.
(September 2010) I went back to HK and Macau after five months but this time with another man. Oh yeah, dont judge me by the places i visit and by the people i was with. This trip was a sudden trip! I knew about this trip a day before the flight. So imagine the efforts i made just to make this trip happen.
We stayed at the beautiful “Venetian Hotel”
(April 2011) The 2nd country i went to visit was Singapore. As usual, it was a fun trip with Grace and Ian during 2011 Holyweek
(May 2011) A month after Singapore, i went to Cebu and Bohol. I love Bohol! Such a beautiful place 😉
I would love to go back to Bohol someday.
(July 2011) I went to Sydney with my mom to visit my sister. I spent my 22nd birthday in Sydney. Family to be with my family 🙂
(September) A month after i went home from Sydney, i went to a short trip to Davao with April 🙂 i love Davao the way i love Bohol 🙂
(October 2011) We went to Palawan for Avon’s 5th Quarter conference. Went to the Underground River and some tourist spots in Puerto Princesa, this is my 2nd time in Palawan. The first time i went was the month of May of 2010 for Avon Palawan’s meeting
Picture below was taken last (May 2010)
(January 2012) First trip of the year! Went to Malaysia for Avon Conference. Petronas tower was very stunning 🙂
(March 2012) Trip to the beautiful place, Coron!!! I was with the best people in this planet and so far the best domestic place ive been here in the Philippines 🙂
(April 2012) i hate spending Holy week at home. boring and deadly haha. So i spent it in Boracay 🙂
Below are some of my nearby trips….
Subic Trip (2009)
La Union (2010)
Anawangin (2010) – the most challenging trip ever. Had to sleep in the shore because it was too hot inside the tent.
Lucena (2010) Avon Division C meeting
Baguio (2010) right after my 21st birthday celebration
Batangas (2010) with my favorite people in college 🙂
Baguio for C’s birthday (December 2011)
Pico De Loro (April 2012)
Looking forward to more travel this year.
Next travel would be in Thailand this coming July 🙂