Month: June 2011

Things I’ll Miss About China

I flew to Xi’an, China in August 2010 to teach English part-time at Siyuan University for about 10 months. I had been to China before for one month but it was just for travel. I’m now at the end of my stay in China and about to continue my journey elsewhere. I’m going to really miss China.

Five Places You Shouldn’t Miss in the Philippines

I’m an avid traveller and have backpacked across the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries as well. And I often noticed that most backpackers skip the Philippines on their backpacking itinerary. I always think that they’re missing a lot since my home country is such a backpacker’s heaven because of the numerous islands, beaches and mountains that they can go to. Here are five places that I think every backpacker should visit in the Philippines.

Beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park

Never have I been so wet. And cold. I hate myself for only bringing a light cardigan sweater with me for my weeklong vacation in Croatia. The cardigan is so soaked through that it now feels like it’s a part of my skin. The only jeans I brought are covered in mud, as are my Converse. I had to buy a poncho at the gift shop. Needless to say, I’m not looking my best today. In my experience, being wet and cold means only one thing: I am miserable. But today that isn’t the case because I’ve just spent the day in a place whose beauty the most talented artist in the world couldn’t even conceive: Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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