2017 … So Far

I had been working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since August 2016. I hadn’t been to the capital city, Riyadh, yet. However, things soon changed for me. Dammam is only a thirty minute car ride from Bahrain. On weekends I made my way to Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.   In late January I took a trip…

The Batak Experience Revisited

A full year after my experience with the Batak people of Palawan island I am still sometimes taken aback by the impression these people made on me.

Tales of Travel Trials & Tribulations

Story #1 Summary: I had a bag full of souvenirs stolen from me while in Olongapo. While checking into my hotel room, I placed my bag of souvenirs on the floor between my body and the reception desk. After being handed my room key I went to my room. I forgot that I had left my…

Pink Manila Hostel & Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano is a nice place to visit near Manila. During my last week in the Philippines I visited this natural wonder.


The Huffington Post claims that Palawan is the most beautiful island in the world. There’s so much to see and do on Palawan. Below is a short blurb about my time on this island in the Philippines. In February 2015, I left Korea for a one month trip to the Philippines. During the course of…