My Neverland Is Changing

Pai, my favorite place in Thailand, is changing. With the influx of tourists, development is throwing up subtle signs of progress which for me (who always held this tiny refuge as my ideal small town comfort) can be a sore. The most evident was the shoe shop near Walking Street which was bigger than … [Read more...]

Wiangchan, My Kind Of Town

Not many Filipinos travel to Wiangchan, Laos for leisure; in fact many of my ‘kababayans’ travel there for visa purposes and the most common thing I hear them say about the place is ‘it’ being the sleepiest town that they have been to. In most instances, it irked me to hear such comments but then I … [Read more...]

Why I Continue Travelling

People ask me why I could never seem to stay put, why I entertain that constant itch to travel even if it meant leaving everything convenient behind. Sometimes, I give an answer. Sometimes, I say I don’t know. Sometimes, my reasons flash before me like a series of clips that were beyond black and … [Read more...]

Leg 6: The Finish Line

My Leg 5 entry ended with half of the day left. While we were heading back to the guesthouse, Doi and Ed agreed to go to the Old Market to buy some stuff for friends and to check out Pub Street during daytime while it was not too crowded. I declined because (honestly) I was through for the day and … [Read more...]