Hilaw na Vietnamese: My 4-day trip to Saigon (15K all-in)

No more intro, let’s start! IMMIGRATION Yes, I’d like to mention this particular thing. But I deleted the almost one paragraph I had already typed because I might just make a separate post for that. Not that I’m a frequent traveler. I was nervous. I’m traveling alone. That was my first time traveling alone outside…

Couchsurfers Need Lazy Days

If you’re traveling for quite some time, you will have days when you don’t feel like climbing mountains or going to the beach or roaming around the city and its tourist spots. For Jagoda, the latest couchsurfer who I hosted, that’s the case especially that she had a flu. Jagoda is from Poland. She’s the…

Couchsurfers and Travel Bloggers

This happened a few weeks ago or maybe a month already. I just didn’t have the urge to post but because I was tagged in a post yesterday, finally I have photos to grab and I have good data signal at an overpass early in the morning,  so here it goes.  They say, in couchsurfing,…

Escolta! Architectural Appreciation with Kat

Since I’ll have a very early flight to Manila (12:05 AM) and I will have an overnight bus trip to Sagada, I decided to ask my friend Kat who was my very first couchsurfer and whose work and passion is all about heritage sites to tour me around her workplace. I didn’t actually expect her…

My Dream Comics

A few days ago, I woke up late for work because I finished this: I was up until 1:43 AM. Sometimes, when my creativity strikes, I don’t want to let it go (just like my writing streak) because it doesn’t always come easily. They are the characters of a comics I want to make. It…

A Kawaii Holy Week: Pamalandong with Japanese Couchsurfers

When I received a 2-night request from Jun and Sayaka, the first thing I checked was my duty schedule as always. Well, I was on off duty March 27 and 28 and AM duty on 29th because it was Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Black Saturday. Then without thinking of other things, I said yes because,…