Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort – Cebu


It was my third time to visit Cebu and all I really wanted was to chill with my buddies; no tours, no night outs, no nothing. So to fulfill this, the group decided to stay at Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort in Cebu - our first stop on our 2-month summer trip around Southeast Asia.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Southeast Asia Summer Backpacking 2015


Goodbye and thank you Ma’am Carla… that was five days ago; a bittersweet Friday as I leave the school grounds to welcome my two-month hiatus – the teachers are on forced leave (yes, forced). That left me with two options; bury myself with books, journals and theses for my long overdue thesis or pack my bags and go on a two-month backpacking trip. Do I need to tell you what I chose?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hunger Games at JEST Camp Subic


We only have seven minutes, when you hear my whistle, the game will end! I ducked under a fallen tree and scanned the area for the other tributes, thinking if hiding was even a good idea. I enfolded myself some more and decided to bury myself under the thick foliage while holding on to my dear life, my untouched ribbons. Welcome to the Hunger Games at JEST Camp Subic.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Villa Song Saigon: A Luxury Hotel – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


After I made some reservations, I checked out my email and realized that we will be transported to our dinner place via speedboat at Villa Song Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

On Motorcycles, Banh Mi and Wars - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Looking out at the crazy traffic outside (motorcycles, bicycles, tuk tuks), I gazed upon my window on the sleeper bus that took almost 16 hours to finally reach our last destination for this trip. We were in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) to be exact.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Crossing Borders: Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh


Siem Reap is love. I love the people, the simplicity of life and the great food. But after three days of fun adventures, we needed to move further to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Siem Reap All Over Again


Walking past the withstanding ancient structures that proved to be glorious amidst all forms of obliterations, I realized that once is really not enough. It was déjà vu. I was in the same spot three months ago looking over that amazing Wat, with my buddy and our trusted tuk tuk driver. I’m back at Siem Reap.