Mabuhay from the Philippines! 🙂 So I started traveling a month ago and decided to start a blog, mainly for the fun of it, but also to learn something new. I am definitely not the most tech-savvy person and have not been into Social Media too much. The first thing that has definitely taken me by surprise is how much work this actually involves. After my first few breakdowns on WordPress, I am starting to enjoy it, though.
When backpacking through the Philippines, most travelers use Manila as a short stop in order to grab the next bus, ferry or plane to one of the islands. But what to do if you have a few days to fill?
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where -” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility. – Sheik-Abd-al-Kadir, In Praise of Coffee (1587)
Come on, don’t you ever stop and smell the coffee? – Justina Chen, North of Beautiful
Okay, you might say that coffee has nothing to do with travel, so what is this doing on Sarahswanderland? You’re probably right. But, everywhere I go, I look for great coffee. So in my world, travel and coffee belong together.
First, who likes coffee?
Mostly, when I ask this question, people tell me they do.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson
It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. – Asian Proverb
You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there. – Yogi Berra
I recently decided to visit some friends living in the Southwest of France. I had to book my train tickets, but still found a very good deal travelling on an iDTGV. I had never heard of it before, even though it has been available as a means of travel since 2004 (and is considered a low-cost version of the actual TGV). All the trains run from/to Paris and serve over 30 stations. You have to book your tickets online and print out a copy or download it to your mobile phone.
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures… – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland