I remember clearly when this photo was taken. Behind me is a mystery man whom I’ve been following online since last year. We met in person during my first night in Siem Reap and I am still in awe up to this day that I finally met him. No, I am not in love with this person in a romantic way. I just felt like I found a big brother in him and he’s been giving me tips about traveling, blogging and life. He’s the man!
With the Mystery Man one morning at Siem Reap River
We were at the wet market of Siem Reap with a friend minutes before this photo was taken. I was scheduled to take the 8AM bus ride (Siem Reap-Bangkok) and I booked my ticket a night before. I wanted to go to the wet market to see a certain rare find there, but we failed to see it. We decided to just walk ’till we reach the Siem Reap River and to our guesthouse.
To cut the intro short, I ended up not taking the bus trip even if I made it just on time. I am aware that I just wasted $10, but I know that I will gain more knowledge and memories once I extend my stay for two more nights.
The mystery man handed me a scarf a night before my actual departure from Siem Reap. He told me that I can use the scarf on my upcoming trips. I am touched with this simple gesture. Ang sweet lang hehe.
I am seated right now in a pizza and pasta place somewhere along Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is my 3rd night here and I am truly savoring every moment. I am not a Tomb Raider fan and I only saw the movie once in an unclear copy, but I knew that I wanted to explore Angkor Wat. During the release of the Angelina Jolie starer, traveling from Manila to Siem Reap is not easy. Well, it is not really that easy since there are no direct flights yet (although a local airline announced that they will launch their Siem Reap routes by June.
I Wander while I work
It is my first time to cross borders. Thailand and Cambodia are two different countries with a certain charm that makes them a favorite destination of foreign travelers. I spent two nights in Bangkok and will be going back in a few days, but I now know why the tag ‘Amazing Thailand’ worked. I met a number of Thailander students in Pangasinan who are studying Medicine and they’re thoughtful especially to my grandparents. Gallivanting along Khao San Road is an overwhelming experience – it is chaotic yet I love it. I even went on the middle of the famous backpacker’s lane and danced like nobody’s watching. Well, a lot of people were watching hehe 😀
Here she comes, golden island senyorita. Here she comes, do you know her name?
I am currently playing the song ‘Sunburn’ by Sandwich as I type this entry. It is one of my favorite beach songs and I am sure that most people (especially those who are working in the corporate world) can relate to the song especially in this part:
I need to get away from the city
I need to get away from the work
I need to get away from the traffic
I need to get away
Got to get away
I am not a good swimmer, but i really love going to the beach. I am fortunate because I’m going to the beach (again!) 10 hours from now with seven more bloggers. Yes, I won at the SEAIR – Microtel Blogger contest! I’m quite excited to meet them (never met any of them in person!) and the fact that I’m going back to Boracay just makes me smile. I really need to go there now because I made a major decision days ago. I need to go to the beach and simply feel the wind and the waves… I want to experience the Boracay nightlife if possible. Though I enjoyed my previous trips to Boracay, I wasn’t able to ‘dance’. Hmmm… will that happen now? Hopefully 😀
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