For that day was my first with a foreign sea. –08.23.14
Though I cannot swim, beach and I have this relationship that only in its presence do I find the calm, some kind ‘it’s-ok-to-pause-from-life’ reassuring hug (wow, someone’s in romantic tone of writing haha). So when I listed down my to-do’s this year, going to one in another country inevitably there. It was not thoughtful but ended in one in Kota Kinabalu – one that is touristy but accessible and not so pricey for a solo traveler.
Not bad for a first time at a foreign sea, followed by a romantically thrilling glimpse of an intense sunset and a surprise find of a Murakami book, this 23rd of August turned out one hell of a day.
Continue reading [Kota Kinabalu] ~ From Sun-Up to Sundown
Crazy weekend that’s one of few when it’s no travel solo. – 03.8-10.14
I have exceptional love for introvert travelling but this was definitely a fun and ironically despite many “I-forgot-what-I-said” incidents, an unforgettable trip.
Continue reading [Dumaguete] ~ Celebrating Birth Years
Beaches are all sand and sky, but each with secrets that surprise. – 05.17-19.14
After weeks of sharing of online reads on secluded beaches to go to, our gut pointed us to this campsite beach in Sorsogon. A place of (good and not-so-good) surprises, that beach was.
Continue reading [Subic Beach, Sorsogon] ~ Not Your Place for Typical Versions of Sand and Sky
For it was a weekend of my favorite whats and who. — 02.22-23.14
It was supposed to be a trip with someone with an odd trip – we go to same place but not really be together. In our words, a “walang pakialamanan” (we-shall-not-care-about-each-other) weekend. It was a bit of a crazy idea but I guess as we are both ‘beach-tune-out’ persons, we were at that time just a little bit possessive and ungenerous of our sanctuaries we did not want anyone to invade it. Little did I know that what sounded like an unsound plan had a more surprising insane ending.
Continue reading [Zambales] ~ About love of beach, beer and buddy in San Felipe
Time is a measure, so are steps. – 01.31-02.01.14
I knew I could not forgive myself if I let the first long weekend of 2014 without going anywhere. Potipot was an impulsive decision but it was the perfect kick-off to a year of wander.
Continue reading [Zambales] ~ 1,647 Steps around Potipot Island