Happiness is inside us. It is now. It’s not tomorrow or yesterday. It is now. Happiness is being alive. Happiness is the food you eat, the people you meet, the wind that touches your skin, the rain that makes the pavement wet that you feel beneath you when you walk barefoot. Happiness is the sun that gives life to everyone and everything. Happiness is the sound of the forest. Happiness is everywhere and everything.
(These are my unedited thoughts while inside Wat Tam Wua Forest Meditation Center in Thailand. It was my first “formal” experience at a meditation center. I’ve learned so much now […]
I really had an awesome, memorable time in Osijek. The people were so nice and welcoming! I would like to come back again in the future, hopefully meet everyone again and also, this time to explore more of Croatia.
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I feel like my entire body is filled with butterflies and flowers inside and they want to come out but they don’t know how to come out because they are […]
“You are going to Brussels! Are you a terrorist?” he asked.
Are you kidding me? I wanted to tell him. “No, of course not!” I smiled uneasily. Is he serious?
“Do you have a pistol in your backpack? Do you have drugs? Do you have marijauna? Illegal things in your backpack? “
I did some couchsurfing (as I always try to do) and I couldn’t have been more fortunate to have met two amazing hosts who shared to me their Berlin. Filip, […]
Rarely do I make expectations of cities and places. I’ve since learned to appreciate cities and places without much or any expectations at all. I learned to just go and enjoy and […]
Our trip to Vang Vieng was unexpected. We’ve heard of this famous party town from other travellers and from travel guides before. Apparently for many years, many come to Vang Vieng to party. […]
When I first saw Luang Prabang, I was so sick with high fever, a terrible headache and awful body pains that moving and even talking took a lot of energy. […]
Nong Khiaw is easily reached by bus via Luang Prabang or Udomxay. From Luang Prabang, it takes about 3-4 hours. There are buses and minivans from Luang Prabang that will […]
It’s the New Year here in Laos! Sokdee Pii Mai Laos! (Happy Lao New Year!) The Lao New Year or Songkran or Pii Mai Lao is one of the most […]
After spending 3 days in Muang Ngoi, Giraud and I decided to go do some homestay at Huay Bo – another remote village about 1.5 – 2 hours walk from […]
Probably one of the highlights (if not the highlight) of my trip in Laos is the time I spent in two very small and remote villages located in Northern Laos – […]
Four days ago, I got really sick with a terrible headache, high fever and muscle pains. Even moving was so painful and hard. We had to cancel our trip to […]
Travelling from Chiang Rai and crossing the Thai-Lao border to go to the town of Huay Xai is fairly easy. There are buses that leave to Chiang Khong (a small town […]
Visiting “wats” or temples will be one of the most common activity that you will do in Bangkok – or generally in Thailand. You have to visit one or two! Or […]
Bangkok is nothing that I imagined before. Most people who come to Thailand from somewhere will probably land in this capital city that is bigger and crazier than most people imagine. It […]
From Ayutthaya, we continued our trip up north to Lopburi. Lopburi is easily reached by train from the Ayutthaya Train Station. The ride was supposed to be just a little over an hour but the […]
Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was once considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This historic city that flourished from the 14th […]
Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya is an island city about 85 kms north of Bangkok. If you are looking to visit a beautiful historic town that is fairly close to […]
People do come and go in your life but that doesn’t mean that you will never see them again – ever. You will meet a lot of people while travelling. It’s […]
I always get asked this: How do you manage to travel for so long? I am not a travel expert but I will share what I learned since I began […]
For those who didn’t know, I walked almost 900 kms from France to Spain sometime in September – October last year. I wanted to post updates of my experience on […]
I just found this unpublished post on my draft folder… Will write a new post soon. Also, below my post is my traveling partner Giraud’s post in French. We are […]
I have just arrived from a 5 day biking trip in the Netherlands. It was, in fact, an unplanned trip. Originally, the plan was to start walking everyday for at least a month […]
Riga is the beautiful capital of Latvia. With just over 600, 000 inhabitants, it is the largest city of the Baltic States, though the population is reported to be decreasing. It’s historical […]
Well, for those who didn’t know, I have left France – temporarily at least. I still have more than half a year to complete my working holiday visa. But, to […]