Looking back at 2018, my time has been divided between three continents. Now, for the time being, I've settled back into my old neighborhood and it's time to start a new series: Things to do in Manila.
Finding a new place to live is always stressful. Doing so in a different country during the most frenzied month of the year? All the more fun, of course.
From the thick, warm blanket of air that wraps it's welcoming arms around you when you first step out of the airport to the hospitable nature of its people, Manila sure knows how to give a warm welcome.
An Interview with my First Host Couchsurfing. Sure, I’ve heard the word before and known such a thing existed, but it wasn’t until about a month ago that I took a serious look at it. Although I no longer have a permanent home in the Philippines, I have been returning to the islands frequently and… Continue reading Things to Know About Couchsurfing
It’s been almost a year and a half since I first stepped into a boxing gym for my first lesson. After about six months of that, I tried my hand (and foot, knee, elbow) at Muay Thai for a few months, before taking a break for a trip to Australia. Upon returning to the Philippines,… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 12: Best of the Arts in Manila
An affordable trip and an unforgettable experience in the very chill and beautiful Baler, a place to still your mind, reflect on life, lose yourself in the waves, and wash away that city stress with an invigorating salt-water cleanse.
It's the morning of All Saint's Day; as Halloween revelers are stumbling home in a stupor at the break of dawn, I'm having a quick breakfast and getting ready to head out. I'll reference this article on day tours at Pandin Lake as that's where we got some basic information for the trip, plus give… Continue reading Day Trip to Lakes Pandin and Yambo