Traveling Philippino lawyer

When I was in Maldives, I met this traveler who authors the blog site:  He describes himself as Afghan, American, Muslim and a Doctor, who travels the world to explore humanity.  In one of his blog entries ("Who's Maneeka's God?" posted on January 18, 2017), he wrote about his Maldives trip and mentioned about… Continue reading Traveling Philippino lawyer

Expectation vs. Reality

Much has been written about travel expectations and how these expectations are far from what the reality is. Some people points the blame to photo editors like photoshop, or even the simple photo filter apps. On the other hand, some people do not mind looking at edited photos as these, in fact, entices them even… Continue reading Expectation vs. Reality

Amazing race for a selfie with Fujisan

I went to Hakone, Japan (Kanagawa Prefecture) with the primary mission of taking a selfie with the majestic MT. FUJI.  Hakone can be explored in just one day by following the "Hakone Round Course."  The challenge was to complete the course before dark just in time to get a clear view of Mt. Fuji (or Fujisan) somewhere… Continue reading Amazing race for a selfie with Fujisan


"Flashpacking" is a neologism used to refer to affluent backpacker. Whereas backpacking is traditionally associated with budget travel and destinations that are relatively more affordable, flashpacking has an association of more disposable income while traveling and has been defined simply as backpacking with a bigger budget. One school of thought defines the flashpacker as a… Continue reading “Flashpacking”