A Week in Negombo, Sri Lanka

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I spent a week in Negombo, Sri Lanka for visa purposes. Traveling alone to a foreign country gave me so much anxiety to the point that I couldn’t sleep days before the trip. I tried my best to embrace it though, as it was a chance to travel and discover a new culture and country.

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Photo Dump: Friday the 13th at the Beach

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Road trip!!! A thing my friends and I like to do from time to time is to take road trips to the beach. Our favorite is Dukhan. It’s quite far but waaay worth the drive. The weather has been nice lately, signaling that summer is almost over and transitioning to winter meaning the temperature has significantly dropped. With this weather we’re finally allowed to take a dip and not just hang out beach side.

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Boracay 2016

So my family went back to the Philippines (they live in Doha, Qatar, where I grew up) to have their summer vacation and of course we went to Boracay. We’ve been going to Boracay every year since I was 15, I think?  Anyway, Boracay is still such a beautiful island. Crowded and heavily commercialized than how it was before, but still incredibly beautiful. Here’s our travel video. I also have a few recommendations if you’re planning to visit the island. Continue reading

ELYU: Flotsam & Jetsam + Makai Bowls!

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Flotsam & Jetsam is the absolute place to be in San Juan, La Union. It is a well loved hostel and known for its cozy, rustic aura. They say that people who stay here all become friends—no strangers. Our favorite hangout place was at the kubo where numerous bean bags and a few duyans were. It’s also an open place so even non guests can hang out. But one of the selling points, for me, is their delicious and refreshing Makai Bowls!

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