Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are mine alone. I began taking the five-part Philippine Foreign Service Officer Exam (“FSOE”) in August 2015. The results came out in November 2016 – 29 of us passed. While preparing for the exam, I realized that resources available to examinees are scant, and so I vowed that should my application … More So you want to join the Foreign Service? Chapter I: Demistifying the Philippine Foreign Service Officer Exam
Why do I travel? It will be hard to capture my sentiments in one blog post, but I will try. I travel to see beauty. Beauty my senses are not yet accustomed to. Beauty that surprises the eyes. It could refer to a place that I’ve never seen or heard before, or a known attraction that far exceeds … More Why do I travel?
Honored to have been featured by one of my favorite travel-themed pages, the New York based company TWIP. Thank you TWIP for featuring me as a “Twipper of the Week”! See the original post here. Current city: Tokyo, Japan Age: 31 What makes you interesting: I’ve lived in five different cities in four different countries … More Twipper of the Week
The train ride to Mostar from the capital city of Sarajevo lasted roughly 3.5 hours. Mostar is Herzegovina’s largest city. The 110km ride was scenic, and quite cheap at 5 Bosnian Marks (EUR2.5). Herzegovina is a region that lies in the south of Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH). Historically, the country was known simply as ‘Bosnia’. Calling … More Herzegovina in 25 Photos (and 24 hours)
A large part of what I enjoy about travelling is – surprise, surprise – eating. That is, introducing my senses to new smells and tastes. I find it best to be open-minded about food (and drinks!) – as long as it isn’t against my morals to eat a certain dish, or find it too disgusting, … More 16 food (and drink) picks from 16 European countries (Part 1)
Do you really want to date a girl who travels? It sounds just like your cup of tea, you say, but the truth is it is may not be — it certainly is not for the faint of heart. Proceed with caution. Of course, the very idea is terribly attractive. A lady who travels possesses … More Do you really want to date a girl who travels?
The first time I went on a solo trip was back in 2011 to South Korea’s Jeju Island. It was different at the time — I was working, so I had very limited time to travel (just 3 days if my memory serves me correct); I wasn’t limited to a student’s budget so I … More Solo Backpacking in Spain