Almost all of my friends who found out about my Malaysia trip earlier this year were surprised when I told them it was my first time there. Most of them have visited at some point in their lives - whether for work or leisure, and were adamant in suggesting places to visit, food to try out, and shopping centres to, well, shop.
Needless to say, I had an absolute ball visiting Malaysia. I couldn’t believe how much I had been missing out on by not visiting sooner. There were so many places you could go to, if you’re traveling alone, with friends, or family — and the people, food, and culture will only make you want to come back for more.
I miss this place often and dream about going back the minute I step into the airport aiming to catch my flight back to Manila. If I had the chance to fly to anywhere else in the world right now, I’ll probably pick New York. And it’s not just because my best friend lives in one of the coolest boroughs in town and I could easily crash her apartment (and probably not have to worry about rent for maybe 6 months before she kicks me out), or because I met Tom Hiddleston there the first time I went (and probably will see him again if I seek intently enough). It’s because New York City, out of all the places in the world (yes, I’m sorry, I love my country, but even Manila -) makes me feel most like myself.
Here is how we explored Czech Republic in 72 hours.
The Barcelona Travel Diary, 2017.
The Amsterdam Travel Diary, 2017.