When in Dumaguete

Dumaguete City is attractive to foreign retirees because of the low cost of living and also the slow pace of life.  We noticed many of them down the boulevard enjoying a chat with their friends. It’s a smoke-free city. Also, it is a great place to visit for a food trip because there’s a lot of good restaurants, especially around the Boulevard. You won’t have any problems with the transportation because there are many tricycles available to take you from your doorstep to anywhere around the city for a minimum of P7.50/P8.00. To go to farther places, you can take jeepneys or … Continue reading When in Dumaguete

Why Do A Travel Digest?

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. — Anaïs Nin This site is a library of my travel memories — travel notes, lessons, insights, photos and stories are posted here. Sharing some of my wonderful experiences while backpacking or hiking around the Philippines is my way of inspiring others and myself to travel more and return with a refreshing view on life. These days, my brain is saturated with verdant mountains, turquoise beaches and anything that feeds my soul — so might as well write them down so I can taste life twice. ツKaren   Revisiting … Continue reading Why Do A Travel Digest?

Seeing it Differently and Taking it Lightly

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

Sabawan-Maripipi, Biliran

Recently, I answered an essay question asking what is an important ‘milestone’ in your life and what have you learned from it? Continue reading “Seeing it Differently and Taking it Lightly”