We woke up the next day after our arrival in Sagada, fresh and hungry for adventure and… food. So we got up for breakfast and went to the awesome Yoghurt House practically across the street from our place. If you’re ever there try the pancakes, they’re amazing.
As my plane begins to land on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport I can only look outside through the window and marvel at how many lights are suddenly blinking and moving below. It’s an exciting view, not just because it’s massive, but because it’s also new.
This is the teaser for the stories in the northern side of mainland Philippines. It’s just a short video of the very first conversation I had after leaving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, that is, after landing for the first time in proper Southeast Asia. Continue reading The Big Journey • Northern Philippines Teaser→
It’s Sunday and so ends the first week of #TheBigJourney with stories dedicated to New York and the people I met there.
Next week there will be another short video for the start of my trip in Northern Philippines, but for now here are the stores from the New York chapter, collected for easy reading in case you missed any.
“Whattaya mean it’s ‘just’ New York?” is probably how she’d say it, except she wouldn’t speak with a dragged out Italian/Jewish accent or use contractions. She’s Aisha, the girl who showed me NYC by way of showing me her favorite places to eat and drink in the big city.
After Carlos left Tatiana with her mom and introduced me to his girlfriend, he drove me to the Westway Hotel & Hostel, which is a two-building complex right by the freeway on Astoria Boulevard in Queens.
March 3rd, 2014. 4 a.m. It was a Monday and even though the sun wasn’t out I could already tell it would be cloudy. I don’t do alarm clocks, so I stayed up all night as per my usual pre-flight paranoia ticks. I spent all night checking my bags while listening to travel songs, which of course I share on Facebook as I remember them.