Flipnomad’s A to Z of Travel

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Thanks to Nomadic Samuel for tagging me in this cool Travel A to Z. I’ve been wanting to do this but been busy lately with my other sites. Anyway, here it goes…

Flipnomad's A to Z of TravelFerry from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani

A: Age you made your first international trip

I went on my first international trip when I was 25. I flew to Singapore and then went to Phuket and Bangkok with my friends.

B: Best (foreign) beer you’ve had and where

Lao Beer seems to be the best beer I’ve ever tasted.

C: Cuisine (Favourite)

Chinese food, Thai and Japanese are on top of my list.

D: Destinations. Favourite. Least Favourite. Why?

My favourite would be India because it’s totally different from the other places that I’ve been to.

Taj Mahal

E: Event you experienced that made you say ‘Wow’

The public cremation in Varanasi caught me off-guard. I’ve read about it a lot of times already but when I saw the event in person, I was just blown away by the entire experience.

F: Favourite mode of transportation

Airplane. I love the feeling of flying!!!

G: Greatest feeling while travelling

I couldn’t explain it! Travelling is pure ecstasy!

H: Hottest place I’ve travelled to

Cambodia and India.

I: Incredible service you’ve experienced and where

The airport lounge of Skymiles in Tokyo offered amazing service.

J: Journey that took you the longest

“>Overland from Beijing to Hanoi!

K: Keepsake from your travels

Passport stamps and flag patches.

L: Let down sight. Why and where?

I couldn’t think of any.

M: Moment where you fell in love with travel

Not sure LOL

N: Nicest hotel you’ve stayed in

Now that I’m backpacking, I still splurge occasionally in some hotels. But prior to backpacking, my friends and I frequently stay in hotels around Metro Manila. Shangri-La and New World Renaissance are among my favourites.

Bangkok

O: Obsession. What are you obsessed with taking pictures of while traveling?

I love taking pictures of almost anything.

P: Passport stamps. How many and from where?

I didn’t count the stamps I have in my passport. But I’ve only been to 13 countries (US, Japan, France, China, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia). I kept on going back to Cambodia and Thailand though, so when you look at my passports, you’ll see a lot of stamps from those countries.

Q: Quirkiest attraction you’ve visited and where.

I couldn’t think of any! Ugh!

R: Recommended sight, event, or experience.

This is tough, there’s so much to see and experience in this world. I do recommend visiting Palawan in the Philippines and Varanasi in India. Check out my Free Ebook about the Philippines to see why I highly recommend visiting Palawan.

S: Splurge. Something you have no problem forking over for while travelling.

Now that I’m travelling for almost a year, I do make sure that I stay on budget. But before, during my business trips or during my holidays, I always spend on gifts or “pasalubong” to my family.

T: Touristy thing you’ve done

Not sure on how to answer this one.

U: Unforgettable travel memory

My most unforgettable travel memory happened in Varanasi in India. Quite hard to explain it again so just check out my old post about it titled, “Convince me to go to India.”

V: Visas. How many of them and for where.

Only a few, since as a Filipino I don’t need visa to roam around Southeast Asia (with the exception of Myanmar and East Timor – not sure about this). I got visa from US, Japan, China, Schenggen (France), Nepal and India.

W: Wine, best glass while traveling and where.

I don’t drink wine. I love drinking milk tea though.

X: Excellent view and from where

Ugh! Another tough question, there are so many nice views out there. One of the best for me includes Banaue Rice Terraces from the viewpoint, sunset at Ganges River in Varanasi and Southwest China. The view on the road from Yunnan to Sichuan (via the backdoor route) is mind blowing!!!

Y: Years spent travelling

Wow, it has been five years since I started travelling outside my country.

Z: Zealous sports fans and where

Naaaah! Not a fan of any sports team.

Tag, You’re next!

Tagging Pinoy Travel Bloggers: Gael Hilotin of The Pinay Solo Backpacker, Gay Emami of Pinay Travel Junkie, James of Journeying James, Edcel of Soloflighted, Marky of Nomadic Experiences, Jerik of Pinoy Boy Journals, Bino of Frameless World, Ron and Monette of Flip Travels, Chichi and Lois of We Are Solesisters, Ed of Island Vacations, Claire Raborar of Lakwatsera de Primera, Dong Ho of Escape islands and Grace Cecilio of Pinay on the Move.

Photo Credit: Map by http://community.middlebury.edu/~scs/

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for the tag Flip, slumbook mode ako laterz :)

  2. gulp! i’m a very private person so i dont wanna answer this! hahaha palusot! :) actually, nahihiya ako sagutin, i feel like i haven’t traveled that much. :( i envy you flip, i wish i could meet you someday or maybe travel with you someday. thanks for the tag and thanks for everything! nakakatuwa basahin toh, ang sowsie mu pala nung d ka pa nagba-backpack. hihi sending you my big hug my friend! :)

  3. Thanks for tagging me Flip. I’ll do mine as my post for this week.

  4. you were 25 when you had your first international flight, and you’re travelling for 5 years now, i can guess your age now!hahaha, just kidding!

    hopefully I can experience my first flight abroad this year kaso 26 na ako by then!hahaha

    • @claire: sure, let me know once its up :-)

      @gael: no need to answer it if you’re not comfortable ;-) goodluck on your projects

      @darwin: hopefully you get to travel abroad soon… looking forward to your future posts about it

      • blog-hopping lang ako! I was looking for your personal blog which I read before, hindi ko makita. Then dito ako napadpad!, naka-travel na pala ako abroad! haha, been to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand (for like 2-3 hours? patikim lang yung thailand, kaya naexcite akong mapuntahan to soon)

  5. Thanks very much for tagging me here Flip. It’s an honor to be selected as such. Will do mine as my post for the week.

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