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…
Ferry 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.
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
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.
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.