Life’s a Beach: Perhentian Kecil Island, Malaysia

Life’s a Beach: Perhentian Kecil Island, Malaysia

  The Perhentian Islands is one of Malaysia’s treasures located at the Northeastern part of the peninsula. For the rest of the world, it is a well-kept secret that is barely known. But for locals and travelers alike, this place is hard to miss. Traveling with new friends from the jungle of Taman Negara, we made our way to what we called “paradise”, which was the Perhentian (Kecil) Island. To be honest, I didn’t have any idea what to expect other than a few hearsay that it is beautiful. For…

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…