Going up the Alps alone
I hope to go back to the Alps alone, perhaps after 5 years when I am satisfied with myself. Also alone, so that I can feel the Alps welcoming me back, telling me that I have done a good job.
Oct 18 2015
Last day! Did nothing but packing my things. Traveling alone isn't that bad at all. At least, I can control the time and go places I like. This trip is amazing and I definitely will miss everyone I met during the trip. I will not forget everyone I met - Ansaya: my crazy Thai sister, Mithun: funny artist from India, Johan: from Spain and hope you enjoy your stay in KL, Sara: from Germany........ and many more. Some we don't know each other name but interact before in the public bus, the van or bus station like the Chinese couple I met when on the songthaew to the Bulhuping Palace, the sisters that joined the same tour with me in Pai, the old Chinese uncle asked me for direction, the Japanese girl and couple from Denmark that we were in the same songthaew to the temple, the kind local Thai that helped me make a phone call, the girl that helped me when I got lost in the BTS station, the white man that pointed me to the entrance of the Grand Palace and many more......... I will not forget you all and wish you all the best. After all, I think Thailand is amazing and I definitely will visit again. So after Thailand, what is next?
Jul 13 2015 - Jul 29 2015
my first solo trip to bangkok
Internal of A1 bus. Old bus and there is conductor bus to collect bus fare from passenger. So nostalgic 😅
Jul 15 2016 - Jul 19 2016
Japan Solo Travel - Kyoto
After my treasure hunt in Book-off, I went back to my hostel to pick up my luggage. Then I traveled back to Osaka and this is a sign that my Japan tour is about to end.
Feb 12 2017 - Feb 13 2017
Mints in Spring a⃣p⃣r⃣i⃣l⃣'16
Counting days for my next move. #gowithmints #lookingforward
Apr 12 2016 - Apr 22 2016
Internship in Prague
My journey in Prague ends here. I've been through ups and downs living in this city but ultimately I'm glad I made this decision as I've gotten much more independent and patient than ever before. Sometimes things will not go according to plan but choose to see beauty in the spontaneousness otherwise the negative feelings will consume you. Taking the first step is not always easy but.. It's worth a try! ;)
Aug 11 2015 - Dec 05 2015
"Go out there"
Some of the many pinball machines that were in the arcade. It made me so nostalgic to when I was a little girl and played it all the time :)
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 29 2015
En toen zat mijn rondreis door Australië er al weer op. Helaas moet ik dit geweldige, mooi, adembenemende land achter me laten maar gelukkig ga ik nog even door. Nieuw Zeeland here I come!!
Nov 29 2013 - Jan 17 2014
Japan Solo Travel - Nagoya
Arrived at Osaka Station around 11AM. For my Osaka trip, see you in my next story.
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 11 2017
Heading home today 😭. My bag is heavy,
Dec 16 2015 - Dec 24 2015
FILIPINA STUDENT IN A FOREIGN LAND.
As Clelia Mattana mentioned in her blog post: "Am I there yet? Can I call myself “successful”? Yes and No. I’m still the same girl, full of hopes and joy. I have so much work to do to reach my next goals, but the message remain the same: Never ever give up on your dreams."
FREEDOM JOHN & ASHLEY
Sáng ngủ dậy vì đã có chiếc xe máy nên John&Ashley vi vu trên hầu hết con đường ở tp Cà Mau. Cà Mau thiệt là phát triển ngoài sức tưởng tượng của John&Ashley, cả hai vô cùng thích thú khi vòng quanh nơi đây. Cũng đã hơi trưa trưa và cả hai cũng đã đói nên tấp vào quán cóc để làm 2 tô bún nước lèo Cà Mau. Thật là ngon...Yummy Sau khi thưởng thức 2 tô bún ngon tuyệt thì John đề xuất ghé quán Miano-chuỗi quán cà phê bình dân để cảm nhận không gian nơi đây. Vào đến quán thì điện thoại của John reo liên tục mà trong quán thì đang chiếu phim của Hong Kong với những âm thanh thiệt tình là không chịu nổi nên John phải đi ra ngoài để nghe điện thoại. Sau khoảng 1 giờ như vậy thì John&Ashley quyết đinh quay trở lại Hương Nam để có không gian yên tĩnh. Quay qua quay lại thì cũng đã 13h nên cả hai tranh thủ ăn trưa, về dọn phòng khách sạn và châm đá thêm cho tôm để về lại tphcm. 15h30 lên xe về lại Tphcm, kết thúc 1 chuyến hành trình đáng nhớ ở Cà Mau. Sẽ quay lại Cà Mau, chắc chắn vậy! Tạm biệt nhé!
Nov 30 2015
Japan Solo Travel - Osaka
I rode a bus from OCAT going to Kansai International Airport. The travel time is one hour. I put on my headphones and listened to Radwimps. The first song played was 七ノ歌. "I just wanna be with you until I die" and tears fell down. I don't wanna go home yet.😭 And I forgot it was Valentine's day but didn't see any activities related to it. Just found some chocolate shops having decorations in Kyoto. My 5-day Japan trip feels so short but I had great experiences. I conquered my fear, accepted being alone, and I felt the freedom I need.😀 I also gained confidence in my Japanese speaking, reading and comprehension skills. I will definitely come back to Japan. またね
Feb 13 2017 - Feb 14 2017
Sail to Paradise
First advent, year ago i never would have thought that this time year later i would be sitting on my bed and looking at everything i got through the past 11 months. Just by the accident checked out my "sac le bleu" playlist on spotify, every song in that playlist reminds me of people who i haven't seen almost 6 moths. Gosh, guys, i miss you so much. Everything, you all were the people who inspire me, you never let me give up, even when french language was killing me and i couldn't say no to another pain au chocolat, you all still are the people who i look up to. Even though we are miles away from each other. I would give so much back just to relive all the things we did together again. Late night bicycling trough the beautiful city of France- Lyon. I lost my punctuality, then i thought that it's just because im somewhere else, but i haven't gain it back ever since, always changing my plans at the last minute, being late, not giving a fish what others may think. And you know what, i don't feel bad that sometimes I'm egoistic and fell no shame for wanting to be alone. If you just would know how I miss our singing in front of river Rhone, looking at the beautiful, shining Fourvière, just enjoying our time together. And that laughing about everything, plus making fun of others and each other, singing cup song with plastic cup. I never thought that it would mean so much to me now. Isn't that ironic how life gives you rounds and circles so that you start to value things and people who you care about and who you love. Now and whenever i think about any of you I'm thinking who i might be if i wouldn't have been there, in France with you. I know i've said that, we all have talked about that, but I just can not express how truly grateful i'm for having met you. I would never change my experience with exchange year, even thought it wasn't always beautiful and great, I'm and i was so lucky to have you all. I also read my and Radhas VOLO blog, it's a very big reminder for me who I am, I always thought that people do not change, they just hide something to be someone else, to be someone who is better, but i do believe that something inside of me really have changed. Maybe i grew up, but idk, I'm only 18 now, haha. Anyways, i just felt that i want to talk about it again, otherwise i feel that something is fading away from me, maybe thats the reason i haven't felt like myself lately, hope you' re all well, i miss you and love you with all my heart. I'm telling you if we did that France thing, we can do everything and thats just because we have each other. Sometimes i do wonder why no one has invented a traveling machine, we could make meetings every Friday just like we did in France. Maybe, someday in the future some of us will make one, you never know, life is full of surprises, you just have to let them be, and if something doesn't turn out as you planned, don't be sad, it just means that you are moving higher!! Heads up, Christmas Noël is coming! Come on let it go, just let it be
May 25 2016