The first time I left the comforts of my own country was in 2010 diving head first into the chaos of Vietnam and the grandeur of the temples of Cambodia. By early 2011, I traveled north in Asia experiencing winter for the first time in China. Little did I know that only a few months after that, I would decide to bite the bullet and embark on a six-month trip around Asia. It took me to five more countries: Singapore, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Malaysia. It had me returning to Vietnam and China, too.
These are the highlights of my travels thus far:
- India: Finding Tibet in the heart of Northern India
- Nepal: Going on an epic 10-day trek in Central Nepal
- Vietnam: Getting romantically inspired by the old town of Hoi An in Vietnam
- China: Standing in awe of the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Southwest China
- Thailand: Witnessing the magical Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Thailand
- Indonesia: Driving through the road less traveled to Mount Bromo
My "official" journey started October 2011 continuously traveling for weeks and even months on end! I traveled through South and Southeast Asia, relocated for a bit in Thailand, and traveled around back in the Philippines. I then traveled some more in Indonesia. Hopefully, more travels to come to come my way, so do check back, subscribe to this site, or click on the photos and links. Let me share with you stories and photos from the continent of my birth.
You can click on the map to open Google Maps. You can then click on the pins to see links to posts about the destinations.
It is only appropriate that a traveler begin his journeys in his own country. This is true in my case. Lucky for me, my country, the Philippines, is composed of 7,107 of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. I have been to quite a few places around here. Not as much as some people I know but it's good enough. Besides, I have a lifetime to travel to each of these islands. But for now, here is a map showing which places in my country I have set foot on.