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My Elephant Nature Park Experience by Save Elephant Foundation


During my last week in Thailand, I visited the Elephant Nature Park by Save Elephant Foundation which is located in Chiang Mai. It was a day of awareness as I learned about the plight of these gentle giants and how Lek, the founder of Save Elephant Foundation, is pushing the cause to stop the abuse [...]

Backpacking Southeast Asia for 9 Months


I resigned from my corporate job last January 2012 because I wanted to go on a long-term travel adventure. I was able to accomplish it by backpacking for nine months in seven countries in Southeast Asia. Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand-Indonesia-Singapore-Malaysia-Philippines I haven’t exhausted all the places in Southeast Asia which I could’ve done simply by hopping on a [...]

The Cooking School in Chiang Mai Experience

cooking school chiang mai

I have quite a number of reasons why I love Chiang Mai. One of the reasons, perhaps the most important, is the food. Thai food is good. I don't need to convince anybody of that. And it is outrageously inexpensive, too! So I thought, what better way to celebrate this spectacular reason than with signing [...]

A Day at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Today, I fed and bathed elephants that were rescued from abuse and neglect. I visited the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and spent a day with these gentle giants. It was a beautiful experience to be with them up close. Elephant Nature Park Day Trip by Save Elephant Foundation Chiang Mai, Thailand October 24, [...]

First Impressions of Chiang Mai, Thailand


I travelled from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on a Thursday night and the ride took 11 hours by bus. It wasn’t a grueling transport. I just had to deal with a couple of pesky female backpackers sitting on the back who seemed high or drunk. They kept talking to my seatmate (their friend) about how [...]

Digital Nomad Life: One Month Plus in Bangkok, Thailand


For a month and a half, I stayed in Bangkok, Thailand. I flew in from Singapore and arrived in in this urban city with a 30-day visa stamped on my passport, I decided to stay here longer instead of going back to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Here’s a high-level overview of what to expect about life [...]

Handmade Postcards Project for a Cause


I met with my friend, Den of TutuOnTheRun.com, the other day in Bangkok. I bought a few postcards from her volunteering project which was one of her assignments in VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas). VSO is an international development charity that works through experienced volunteers living and working as equals alongside local partners. It is the [...]

Six Months on the Road


I was doing my daily routine of going online to work when it hit me. I’ve been on the road for six months. Six months! I quit my job in January and I’ve travelled to different places ever since. Here’s a list of places I’ve been to in the past six months. Some I stayed [...]

5 Things I Love About the Terminal 21 Mall in Bangkok


When I stayed in Bangkok, Thailand for more than a month, aside from coffee shops, one of the places I frequently visited was the Terminal 21 mall. I was introduced to this shopping and dining center by a fellow travel blogger and this became one of my favorite hangout places. For someone like me who’s [...]

Staying in Urban Bangkok


It’s funny because even if I stayed in Bangkok, Thailand for more than a month, I didn't really go to as many places as possible. In fact, I was just stuck in the city, frequenting coffee shops to open my laptop and work. I was focused on doing my online jobs so I could prepare [...]

Leaving Bangkok


Two days. I have two more days before I travel to another destination, Indonesia. I haven’t figured what I’m going to do there. For sure, I want to hit the beach and relax! Bangkok MRT It’s funny because I never got to explore other areas of Bangkok when I’ve been here for more than a [...]

Visa Run in Aranyaprathet-Poipet Border, New Policy?


The other day, my passport visa stamp was going to expire so I needed to go to the Aranyaprathet-Poipet border in order to re-enter Thailand. Only, I was surprised by a policy shared to me at the immigration counter in Cambodia. They asked for 200 Baht since I was going to leave the country (Cambodia) [...]

Backpacking Update: Singapore and Bangkok


Pardon the lack of updates, I know I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. I’ve been pretty much busy with mostly my online job. My funds have been depleting and I need to stay in one place in order to gain more work hours to earn more money and keep this backpacking journey going. I [...]

7 Lessons from My First Month on the Road


I didn’t realize it’s been a month since I took a flight from Manila to Vietnam to start my backpacking journey in Southeast Asia and become location-independent. I travelled to Ho Chi Minh City and Mui Ne in Vietnam, Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Bangkok in Thailand. I didn’t maximize the number of days before [...]