Pinaytraveller

Solo Travel for Women on the Rise

When I started travelling solo some 25 years ago, it was still uncommon to see a woman on her own. Men would leer at me and ask me uncomfortable questions just because I was alone. Once, on a 4-day bus trip from Manila to Davao, I was left behind by my bus during a stopover […]

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Pinaytraveller | Spain

Ignacio de Loyola at long last!

For the past three years, I’ve been on several trips to Spain working on a special project which I started talking about a year ago here.   READ: In Search of San Ignacio de Loyola   Well, I am so excited to show you what I’ve been working so hard on. The cause of much blood […]

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Pinaytraveller

Pinay Traveller Nominated at the #Bloggys2015

I received a pleasant surprise in my inbox today: Wow! This is indeed an honor. Thank you to the people behind the Philippine Blogging Awards, and of course, to those who nominated Pinay Traveller.  But what’s even better is that Pinay Traveller’s twin,  A Dose of Simple,  is also nominated! Yay! I’m not really expecting […]

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Footnote | France

Footnote: Street Art in Paris

    The gifted cinematographer and my friend Lee Briones Meilly first spotted this spray-painted piece of street art while we were walking around the 5th arrondissement of Paris. The pink image tickled our imagination. Was someone killed  on this spot?  Who is Anna Cappelli? Was she a murderer? Later, I found out that Anna Cappelli […]

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Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory: Travel To Lose Self

  We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are […]

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