Category: Travels

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Cebu is not by the sea

Once upon a time, I used to research a place before I visited it. Now I just make a bunch of bookings and hope for the best. Sometimes this laissez-faire strategy works out – like Taipei, an amazing place and one of the most enjoyable city breaks I’ve had. And...

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First Christmas alone

I spent my first ever Christmas alone. Or did I? They may not celebrate Christmas in Taiwan, but I still had a blast.

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Pancake and bar

This is the situation I was in, wanting either a pancake or a beer, when I walked past the most improbable of all signs: Ken’s pancake and bar.

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Very beautiful

Whenever I leave my house and walk down the dirt path to the road, there’s a bevy of small girl children who chase after me. “NataLEE! NataLEE!” they love to call out, as though the name itself has some magical power. One small girl in particular will throw her arms...

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Loo shopping

I met up with a pal today. He was shopping for a loo. “I’ve never shopped for a toilet before,” he said, as we looked at the options. “Me neither,” I said.

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Forty

There’s this kid that comes around to my house every day asking for money. Malinis, he says. I’ll clean your dog poo. Forty. Forty. Malinis. I hate this kid.

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Welcome to Balibago

After having a chat with the universe, I’ve decided to call Angeles City in the Philippines home. Here’s why (tl;dr idk)

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Being a Trollope

I spent last weekend doing the most lividlili thing possible – I went on a tour of Prague with the Trollope Society. Yes, I caught a bus across three countries to hang out with other nerds, looking at sites from a relatively obscure Anthony Trollope novel. Of all the nerdy...