• Travel Diary,  Writer's Cafe

    Palawan: Second Skin

    I was travelling while I was sad- I wasn’t even sure why I was sad. I thought about all the things that had me worried – missing the key people in my life, adjusting back to Philippine culture, getting stressed out over the pretentious lifestyle people paraded over their social media accounts. “Really!” I thought, the Philippines isn’t all beautiful beaches, mountains and upscale malls – it was also potholes, heavy traffic, shanties, and homeless, hungry people. A friend offered free roundtrip tickets to Palawan so I took the chance. Manila – the city had been stifling me for some time. I bought bikinis and outfits that would look good…