Hello fellow earthling!
A self-confessed foodie with a gypsy soul, I left the corporate jungle to become a freelancer and have more time to travel and explore this beautiful world. But the opportunity to work abroad came this late 2016 and so I grabbed it. Voila! I’m now an expat here in Doha, Qatar.
I am more fond of taking photos of places and things rather than myself. I dream of someday owning and driving my food truck while traveling the world.
I’m always curious and likes to explore places both as a traveler and a local. Despite maps and GPS, I also always end up getting lost even in my home city, Metro Manila. I love to read and listen to music and make it a point to still do these even when traveling.
When I’m not traveling, I’m probably thinking of ways to incorporate bacon and dark chocolate in my diet. That, or being a dog mom to Max. Bacon and Max are currently unavailable to me, so now I’m devoting my free time in exploring what Qatar has to offer.
Join me in my travels, misadventures and foodscapades!
Why did I start this blog?
My love for writing stemmed from my love for reading. And it all started with Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. All those adventure and mystery lured me in the world of literature. Come high school, I wrote for the school paper and loved it. I even considered Journalism as one of the courses I would take in college. But my love for food prevailed. It is one of our basic needs after all. Still, my love for writing remained and on occasion, I would use this to de-stress or express my feelings since I’m an introvert.
I’ve long wanted to start my own blog but life got in the way. Then one day, I finally got around to starting one in Blogger. And as they say, the rest is history. This is not to say that I envision myself as a good writer. I believe that I’m still in the process of finding my own voice and my niche. But all I know is, I started this blog, first and foremost as my online travel “journal”. I didn’t start it for money or to fund my travels. There are many other ways for that. Monetization will come in the future for sure, but for now, I’m satisfied getting my stories out in the world for those who wish to read it. It’s enough for me that my readers will learn from my travel mistakes and be inspired to be their better self.
Interviews, Mentions, Contributions, Collaborations, Partnerships
- Two Monkeys Travel – 10 Weekend Getaways near Metro Manila
- Two Monkeys Travel – DIY Travel Guide Series: 2 Days Budget Trip to Ilocos Norte
- Buzzfeed – 30 Pinoy Instagram Accounts That’ll Add Beauty To Your Feed
- Candid Cuisine – 17 Dishes to try around the Philippines by Filipino Travel Bloggers
- Travelosyo – Item Giveaway: Are You Fashionista on The Road?
- Pretty Wild World – 25 Wanderers Share Their Favorite Travel Destination
- Solitary Wanderer – Kindness in Singapore and Other Stories
- Maketimetoseetheworld – 15 of the Best Street Art Cities – The Alternative List
- HuffPost Travel – 15 of the Best Street Art Cities — an Alternative List
- Coffeehan – Travel Bug Series 10 – Darlene Madrid
- Tripzilla Magazine – 10 Filipinos on Instagram Who Will Inspire Your Wanderlust
- Sea Salt Secrets – Gaga for Graffiti: Around the World v.8
- KarolinaPatryk – Top 15 the most beautiful places in Myanmar
- Looloo – Visiting Palawan? Don’t Miss El Nido’s Inland Tour!
- Destination Cebu – 56 Filipino Travel Instagrammers
- Coffeehan – 8 Adventures to Experience in the Philippines
- Wander with Jo – 200+ AMAZING SUNSET PICTURES OF 2016 THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
- Mismatched Passports – THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES OF WORSHIP: TEMPLES, SHRINES AND MOSQUES
- The Travelling Pinoys – The Travelling Pinoy of the Week
Do you have a question? Do you want to work with me? You can contact me by filling up the form below or emailing me at hello@pointandshootwanderlust(dot)com.