Ironies of Life and Traveling (A Reflection)


Paddling into Lod Cave in Northern Thailand, the closest thing to paddling into a wave

ShareTweet While waiting for my vegetable curry in this local restaurant where I always eat, my mind somehow reminded me of the videos it took while on the road. You know those moments that you weren’t able to capture on your camera but is still looming in your head. Those photos that cannot be developed but stays in your mind just because. THE IRONY OF CRAZY… – Orange-clad monks who practically left everything walking along Chiang Mai night market where tourists are crazy to buy this and that. The IRONY of letting go and getting more. – European backpackers who […]

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Tea for Dinner, for 10 Days? Why Not?


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ShareTweet This is a story of my 10-day Silent Meditation Retreat in Northern Thailand. This is the centerpiece of my 100 Days of Backpacking Southeast Asia. Actually, my initial plan was just to visit my cousin in Phom Pehn, Cambodia and then do the 10-Day Meditation Course and go back home to the Philippines but as we all know, things change. Will talk more about “change” in the next paragraphs. Surrender The day of registration we were asked to surrender our valuable things like camera, cellphone, laptops and even reading and writing materials. We were also asked to temporarily discontinue […]

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My Top 10 Fave Things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand


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ShareTweet I just started this 3-month Southeast Asian journey and now on my 2nd week. Like many travelers I met say, “travelers gets stuck in Chiang Mai.” And I have to agree, I want to live here already. So much things to do and cafés to see and travelers to meet. The list  here are the things I always do or should I say, the fun things I do… plus you don’t need much money to do each. I’ll give you the prices too. Let’s start my top 10 things to do in Chiang Mai: 1. Drop the map, bike […]

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