Something inside me changes every time I travel. A new experience makes me appreciate life’s beauty and I feel so lucky given the chance to experience a new culture. The curiosity in me is satisfied when I learn about the history of the place and how the people coped up with the challenges thrown their way. We may come from different countries, different religions, different beliefs and cultures but we are all the same in a way – trying to find that one thing that makes our world a better place.
I was on the lovely island of Batanes when I saw this animal grazing at the edge of the slope. I was so amazed that he wasn’t scared at all and was just too happy to eat all the grass. The buffalo even tilted his head and was observing me as I was taking his picture. How cute is that?
Today is Valentine’s Day and people all over the world are celebrating this special day with flowers, chocolates and greeting cards. I’m lucky to get loads of hugs and loving from kids where I work at. Love is not just for boyfriends and girlfriends. The photo above is a picture of buddies who love to travel and explore the world. Love is for everybody who appreciate the people in their lives for all the things and sacrifices they do because they care. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends how much you love them. Happy V Day!
The year 2012 was pretty exciting for me. I was able to finish my master’s degree, find work abroad and still get to squeeze in a bit of travel time. I had fun reminiscing on all the things that happened in my life for the past 12 months and choosing the pictures that best represent each month.
Here’s my 2012 in pictures. Enjoy!
January: Revisited Bangkok and when to the floating market.
February: Hot Air Balloon Ride at Clark.
March: Trekked to Osmena Peak with friends.
April: Beach time at Malapascua
May: After finishing my masters degree, I revisited the beautiful Angkor Wat to celebrate.
June: Visited the Sahara Desert for the first time!
July: I moved to another country and this is my temporary home while I look for an apartment.
August: I miss the beach so much. I went to Samet to unwind.
September: I went to Samui to dip my toes on the beach.
October: Visited the Plain of Jars in Laos.
November: Visited the Long Karen tribe in Chiang Mai.
December: Back to home base to celebrate Christmas with the family.
I have always loved sunsets and how it changes colors. The kid was playing along the shore of the beach, trying to catch some baby crab. I took this photo just as the sun was setting and the kid pulled the line up. This photo reminds me to always try your best no matter what because you will never know what opportunities will arise from the situation.
People are fascinated with things that are big and larger than life. Sometimes it makes you feel so small but at the same time it amazes you just like this waterfalls. The mighty roar of the waterfalls break the silence of the forest and the mist coming from it adds mystery to the place. The sight of the majestic waterfalls draws you to come nearer and feel the spray of water on your face as you walk by the edges of the water. Breathtaking, isn’t it?