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Life in Transit // 02

Highlights of Siem Reap - art, books, coffee and culture.

Spending 6 days in Siem Reap was definitely loads of fun. Temple run (literally) in the morning, downtime at nearby cafes in the afternoon (also did some work for Pepper -I’m now a contributor!) plus shopping at the local market (wherein I hoarded a lot of art) and takeout dinners (sometimes, dinners at Pub Street). I love how laid back Siem Reap is and how friendly and kind the people are - definitely returning sooner than ever (once I get back to saving up!).

Anyway, almost 2 weeks into Life in Transit! :) I’m trying to slowly adjust to doing minor projects while I’m abroad just so I won’t get shocked suddenly when I return in August. Right now, I’m struggling to figure out what my next step in life is - buuut I’d rather not share about it in this post.

For the meantime, follow me & Tricie’s updates on our Instagram hashtag #lifeintransit2014. ;)

Down time yesterday at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center.

This post officially marks week 1 of Life in Transit - 3 more (exciting) weeks to go!

So far I’ve been (aside from doing lots of explorations of course) drawing a lot every day (on my travel journal), brainstorming ideas for future projects this year (can’t help it, work really sticks with me sometimes), reading books on long bus trips (currently reading Landline!) and learning to detach from my iPod ‘cause I forgot my adaptor (*cries*).

We just arrived in Siem Reap today after that grueling 7 hour bus trip. The weather was scorching hot, which I know is the exact opposite in Manila. Hope everyone’s doing well in the Philippines and please stay safe and dry! Regards from miles away in Southeast Asia. ;)

PS More updates on our Instagram hashtag #lifeintransit2014 :)

Life in Transit // 01

Hello!

I’m currently in transit (you don’t say…) as I’m typing this. Fifth day (out of 30) today!

Last week was spent exploring Ho Chi Minh, the capital city of Vietnam. We got to take in a bit of their culture through the delicious food and notable places we visited. We also spent 50% of our time drinking Vietnamese coffee (it is SO GOOD) and trying out a lot of different cafes in the city (because we’re both suckers for good coffee). It went swell.

We took the bus yesterday going to Phnom Penh - this time, the capital city of Cambodia. Earlier today was spent visiting some historical sites - Wat Phnom, the Killing Fields and National Museum. The Khmer culture is pretty interesting (and tragic). I’ll talk about it soon once I get to posting photo diaries.

It’s amazing how there are so much things to see and discover while traveling. Every day I am instilled with new knowledge and a better understanding of things and how life goes - and these are things I don’t get to experience in Manila.

That’s it for now; off to a lot more places for the rest of July. Check #lifeintransit2014 for more updates from Tricie & I. We’re brewing up some mini projects too in this trip, so watch out for that!

Hope everyone’s having a wonderful Sunday so far! :)

Life in Transit 2014

If you’ve been following me on Facebook and Instagram, you may have noticed my travel posts lately - yup, I’m out of Manila for 30 days! My friend and fellow travel geek Tricie & I are currently backpacking across some parts of Southeast Asia for a month (YUP). Keep posted on our adventures as I’ll upload some photos here weekly. You can also check #lifeintransit2014 on Instagram. :) 

Either way, I’ve queued a month’s worth of posts here for everyone, so technically my blog’s not on hiatus - but I am! This is the biggest break and craziest adventure I’ve been waiting for this year - and I can’t wait to share stories here about it soon!

We’re done with Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam this week and off to Phnom Penh, Cambodia tomorrow - wish us a safe trip! :)

Have a great weekend as well!

Sketchography # 11

"The basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure." - Christopher McCandless

Last week’s travel talk by Mikka for The Better Story Project, The Problem with Itchy Feet, definitely inspired me to continue exploring new places. Mikka told me her favorite book was Into the Wild, which narrates Christopher McCandless’ adventures during his existence. It was a pretty tragic story (I have yet to read and watch the film) but I love this quote I picked up during the talk.

Here’s to continuing to be adventurous and finding new and amazing things in the unknown. :)

P.S. Thank you, Mikka, for the postcard & case from Myanmar! 

I did mention that my trip to Singapore mainly involved art, books and coffee, which is why I spent a whole day geeking out at artsy places - craft stores and book stores, to be exact. 

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Located a few blocks away from the Bras Basah station (take Exit A and check the locality map before leaving the MRT station), the wonder gem that is Bras Basah Complex is one of the primary reasons I wanted to book a flight to Singapore. This 4 storey building houses a range of things any art, books or music enthusiast would be delighted to see. 

Here are some places I visited, and I personally recommend if you’re an art geek like I am. Disclaimer though, there are more stores to see and I stealthily took photos, so I suggest visiting the complex yourself to take a better look. :)

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