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That time when I got pregnant on the beach, in Malaysia

That time when I got pregnant on the beach, in Malaysia

On my first visit to Asia, during my first week in Malaysia and on my first trip on an island there, I got pregnant on the beach, with a baby sand fly. I never got to know the father, it was more of ...
Best Things To Do In Bohol Island, The Philippines

Best Things To Do In Bohol Island, The Philippines

Bohol is a mid-sized island in the center of the Philippines, next to the well-known Cebu island. If you are nearby, you won’t want to miss the chocolate hills and the smallest primates on ...
Why is traveling alone the best thing you could ever do?

Why is traveling alone the best thing you could ever do?

I know, traveling alone might sound scary, especially if you’ve never done it before, but it could be the best thing you’ll ever do. It changes you in ways you’ve never thought it can be possible, ...
A magical week in Siquijor

A magical week in Siquijor

I’ve heard about Siquijor island from so many travelers and I was intrigued to find what is it about, what’s so special about it. So, I headed there with my new friends, Timm and, ...
Workaway in the Philippines: Thad’s Place

Workaway in the Philippines: Thad’s Place

I’ve heard about a workaway close to Dumaguete, which ironically doesn’t imply any work. More than that, you are thought for free to dive and the accommodation per week, in a tent or, ...
Another Type Of Tourism

Another Type Of Tourism

Why do you travel? What motivates you to do it? But, more importantly, have you ever thought of the impact that you make on the people and places that you visit, just by going there? Tourism has ...
White Power

White Power

There are several types of social power: money, who do you know and perhaps more combinations of these two, but called differently. When you travel, you learn another type of power, the one given by ...
Weird Things in Asia

Weird Things in Asia

There are plenty of weird things in Asia that never stop to amaze me, every single day. I never know what to expect each time I open a menu or what I’ll find on the next shelf in the ...
Guide: How to Survive in Asia

Guide: How to Survive in Asia

There are things that I wish I knew before I moved here. And yeah, I know, it is better to experience things on your own, but trust me, for some things you need a guide on how to survive in Asia. ...
Bali, Indonesia – The Place Where you Eat, Pray & Love

Bali, Indonesia – The Place Where you Eat, Pray & Love

Actually, in Bali, the correct order is this: you eat as much as you can, you love every monkey that you meet on the road, and you pray to stay there forever. Bali is like a mixed shawarma From ...
Ramadhan – the fasting month

Ramadhan – the fasting month

Ramadhan is a fast in the Islamic culture that lasts a month and is held once a year in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar to commemorate Muhammad’s revelation to write the Qur’an, ...
Malaysia – last impressions

Malaysia – last impressions

It’s been nearly a year since I’ve been living here and I’ve got a better idea of what and how things work around here, in Malaysia. I got used eating with the spoon and fork ...
The hijab – a healthy lifestyle?

The hijab – a healthy lifestyle?

Life gives you lessons exactly where you need and I’ve received one … where I needed. My first contact with hijabs and Islamic culture I had when I went to Dubai 2 years ago. I was very ...
The Hidden Gems in Langkawi, Malaysia

The Hidden Gems in Langkawi, Malaysia

You know that breathtaking waterfall, with crystal water, hidden in the jungle, that only the sexy actors from the movies find it? I found it too! And this is just one of the hidden gems in, ...
India – The Land Of Colours

India – The Land Of Colours

Towards  India, I was told that you can only have two feelings, nothing in between, love it or hate it. When I went there, I left my preconceptions at home; I wanted to make my own opinion about it. ...
Solo Travel – Safety Tips

Solo Travel – Safety Tips

I love traveling with friends but not all the time our preferences match. And, I learned from the past, that if I want to do something, I should just do it, even if this means to travel solo. ...
Best Budget Food while Travelling

Best Budget Food while Travelling

To have a really nice meal doesn’t mean that you need to pay a lot for it. And even when you do, it’s not always as tasty as it should be. When you travel, things get even harder, but this ...
How To Book The Cheapest Flight

How To Book The Cheapest Flight

Finding the cheapest flight isn’t that hard. You just need to learn a few tricks and have patience.   1. Search on Tuesdays Try searching for your flights on Tuesdays. I know from a ...
The Cheapest Hostel Must Have

The Cheapest Hostel Must Have

When you choose to travel often you find yourself in the need to cut down the budget for accommodation, so you choose to stay in a hostel.  But on what can you compromise on and what you cannot when ...
How to Plan a Great Trip with Friends

How to Plan a Great Trip with Friends

It’s really great to plan and share trips with friends, but sometimes is overwhelming the number of things that need planning. Not to mention the fact that there are going to be more opinions ...
Thaipusam – a painful but beautiful devotion

Thaipusam – a painful but beautiful devotion

But why do those Asian people mutilate their bodies through their rituals? For the same reasons that you kiss the God statues when you go to church, as an Orthodox. The cultures of others seem ...
Zen…all the way to Asia

Zen…all the way to Asia

Zen…all the way? It was a looong and tedious journey, in which my Xanax zen was tested in many ways. Of course, the over weighted luggage anxiety always present when I travel, was one of them. ...
Malaysia – first impressions

Malaysia – first impressions

I arrived a couple of days ago in Kuala Lumpur and I’m still trying to get used to everything; to eat with the spoon and the fork (they don’t use knife, strange, I know), the hot weather ...