The Long Neck Women in Loikaw, Myanmar

The Long Neck Women in Loikaw, Myanmar

The long neck women are distinguished for wearing brass coils all over their neck. Ever since I saw a photo of Bagan, my curiosity got me thinking, dreaming of the day that I would visit Myanmar. To be exact, I dreamed of seeing Myanmar with the man that I love (read my bucket list). The places and the culture that I have seen is far more than I actually dreamed of. Myanmar is a huge country that offers so much and it was hard to plan a route with our…

Discovering Iran: A Beautiful Experience

Discovering Iran: A Beautiful Experience

  Visiting Iran has been one of the most beautiful experiences that I’ve had. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but Iran is amazing beyond words, from the foundation of its culture to the genuine warmth of its people. — Perhaps, we got lucky from the very start. I’ve always been intrigued with the unknown, and to be able to discover it without being clouded by judgement and preconceived notions was refreshing for me. I must say though, that some of my family and friends were worried about me because of…

The Truth About Solo Travel: The Ups, Downs and Everything in Between

The Truth About Solo Travel: The Ups, Downs and Everything in Between

  There’s something intriguing about traveling alone. Hearing stories about spontaneous adventures and serendipitous encounters, one can’t help but have the illusion that traveling solo is always dreamy. While it can be quite surreal, the truth is, it’s not always as vivid and sweet as it seems to be. — Let me share with you some truths about solo-traveling: Sometimes, we travel solo not because we wanted to BUT because we needed to. It seems impossible to not have at least one person, whether a family or a friend, join you…

My Secret In Long Term Travel: How To Afford It

My Secret In Long Term Travel: How To Afford It

Myself at Versailles, France Disclaimer: I find that photo (above) a fitting “money shot”. 😉 The time has come for me to address the elephant in the closet: how I was able to afford long term travel. If I was being more technical, I was just traveling on and off for the past two years: long trips that went on for months, breaks at home, and holiday within breaks. However, doing that for 2 years is quite a long time as compared to what most people do. Thus, raising questions…

2017 and Counting: How Life Has Been

2017 and Counting: How Life Has Been

  The last time I wrote something was a few days before my boyfriend arrived to visit me while having a mini-vacation from his 2-year sabbatical. At that time, I was having my mini-vacation at home which meant that I have my personal space for a creative outlet and of course, a laptop. Once the traveling commenced, I unfortunately haven’t been diligent here. 🙁 Since then, I had… Visited 3 new countries (YAY!!!), two with him and one by myself: Myanmar Iran Mexico Took a “vacation” from my “vacation aka…