Travelling after Graduation is Good for your Mental Health and your Pocket

Travel, in general, is good for your mental health, according to Jean Kim, M.D., an expert in cultural psychology –  but it can be good for your pocket too. However, with news reports saying that 30% of Australian undergraduates leave university without any job prospects, the idea of Read More …

Balut challenge: I ate balut and it wasn’t pretty

Like most ridiculous challenges, this one began with me swearing that I’d never do it… “I’ll never eat balut!”. Yet, my resistance just drew more attention to the whole thing with everyone saying I should try it. “It’s masarap! (yummy)” they said. When you travel, Read More …

Talipanan Beach Puerto Galera: Quintessential paradise

Still half asleep and bleary-eyed, I cross the hot white sand and fall into the calm, blue ocean. The sea and sky have that morning diffused light as if the sun is still warming up. The colours are striking but not as saturated as they Read More …

Fishermen’s Cove: A one-of-a-kind experience in the Philippine islands

There’s a rhythmic swoosh and slap of waves beneath my feet. Out on the estuary, fractals of bright golden spots shimmy on the water’s surface throwing fluid, reflective patterns up onto the straw-thatched roof of my hut. The traditional nipa hut style restaurant juts out Read More …