My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

A Quick Trip to Java

Yogyakarta, a town on the island of Java in Indonesia, is a place most backpackers I had talked to had never even heard of. As most tourists opt to head straight down to Bali, the Indonesia hot spot on every backpackers list, I made Yogya (as it’s more commonly known), a priority for my trip. […]

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Alone in Singapore

After 20 days of traveling, I’ve finally, for once, been alone. It may be because I’m in a city, or that I’m not in the best hostel, but either way I look at it, I’ve been alone for the past 3 days; and it kind of sucks. Coming from the Philippines, (where I was surrounded […]

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Philippines to Singapore

Leaving the Philippines feels weird. One week ago I wouldn’t have been ready to go if you had told me my flight was going to be changed to leave earlier. I don’t know what it was that drew me to the Philippines, as it isn’t usually a stop on the typical “backpackers loop”, but there […]

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Sleepy El Nido Town

My arrival in El Nido was preceded by 10 days in crazy Boracay, and what I was met with wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. I was looking forward to a more low key version of tourist, party-filled Boracay. Instead, I was greeted with a small, sleepy, quiet town. I must admit, upon immediate arrival […]

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Last night I finally moved on. It was my first real travel day and it sucked. I woke up at 6:15 am, left the hostel at 9 am, took a 2 hour van ride in a poorly air conditioned vehicle with 13 other passengers, waited in shit show of an airport (see picture below), took […]

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I heart Boracay

I’m writing this in a shitty van, driving through the Philippine countryside from Caticlan to Kalibo. This 2 hour ride feels like it’s taking forever, with all the winding, bumps and my mild hangover. I finally pried myself away from Boracay and I’m moving on to El Nido. I have a long travel day ahead […]

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Photo Update: Boracay

I just extended my hostel stay and changed my flight reservation so I can stay in Boracay for 3 more days. This place is awesome. Small enough that you see familiar faces all around and big enough that you’re constantly meeting new people. And the Filipinos are incredibly nice. The island lifestyle works for them […]

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And so it begins

Boy what a crazy ride this has been so far and I’m only 5 days in. So far I have take two motor tricycle rides, went cliff jumping, took a water taxi, met a ton of cool people and partied (a lot). I don’t really remember what I was expecting , but this for sure […]

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Taiwan: A Taipei Food Tour!

Last weekend was Korea’s Thanksgiving holiday known as Chuseok.  Koreans scattered all over the country to visit family and celebrate the holiday, while foreigners did the opposite – they fled.  The holiday fell on a Monday leaving most English teachers with a 5-day weekend, and as we do, we traveled.  Myself and a group of […]

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Today is my first day back at school and it’s one thing – awful.  No more crammed metro rides, no more hostel showers and shared bedrooms, no more walking around for 8 hours a day.  A ‘normal’ person might be happy to get back to the comforts of home, but not me.  All of those […]

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