Sarai’s murder prompted negative comments about female solo travel

I am a woman – who says I shouldn’t travel alone? Since when did gender become an issue in travel? And why do some people think its foolishness when a woman goes on a solo journey to a different country? On NBC I watched news about Sarai Sierra’s death in Istanbul. Sarai was an amateur … More Sarai’s murder prompted negative comments about female solo travel

Hostel Review: Kawin Place Guesthouse in Khaosan Road

Finding accommodations in Khaosan is one worry off your back. You have a lot of options depending on your budget and room preferences. On my last visit there, I stayed in Kawin Place located at the heart of Khaosan, and when you say “it’s at the heart of Khaosan”, it means it’s near 7 Eleven, … More Hostel Review: Kawin Place Guesthouse in Khaosan Road

Backpacker’s Hotseat: Nicole of Bitten by the Travel Bug

I envy her! (that’s really my first sentence huh?! haha) Well, not really “envy” but more of an admiration for Nicole because at the age of 17, she already knew what she loves most and that is to travel. Had I known that this is the preferred path I want for myself, I could have … More Backpacker’s Hotseat: Nicole of Bitten by the Travel Bug

CURVES Philippines

“Since a woman’s husband and children are the most important people in the world to her, shouldn’t a woman want to look her best for them as well as for herself? And shouldn’t she want to radiate self-esteem when she is with them?” a quote I read on a table top at Curves Bonifacio Global … More CURVES Philippines

Khao San Road Bangkok: The infamous backpacker ghetto

Khao San Road is the final stop on my recent Vietnam – Cambodia – Thailand backpacking journey. It is the most famous street in the world for backpackers. Not to mention, it even became famous in Leonardo Dicaprio’s movie “The Beach”. I’ve learned that back in the years, Khao San Road was a quiet residential … More Khao San Road Bangkok: The infamous backpacker ghetto

Cambodia: The Extravagant Beauty of the Angkor Temples

So the epic backpacking continues after Vietnam… Without any accommodation reservation, we bravely took the bus to Cambodia. After a six-hour journey, we arrived at Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. The name was famous to me in my history class, when I was asked to memorize the capital cities of every country. When I stepped … More Cambodia: The Extravagant Beauty of the Angkor Temples