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