After completing my economics degree (in UPLB), I worked in the Middle East for 4 years before starting this journey.

I funded my South East Asia backpacking trip with my own savings then when Jon and I started living together, we always shared our expenses, from food, rent and everything (that’s the British way, in tagalog “! When I met Jon, he had empty pockets and a 0 broken down motorbike.

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I even had 5 freelance jobs at the same time in Hanoi, Vietnam as we wanted to save more than ever! I want to be modest here, but straight to the point. This website was started by me, Jon wasn’t really into it, but with a little persuasion he joined in and started writing too. We both became yoga teachers and Ayurveda massage therapists because of my crazy idea of supporting our long term travels.

I taught English, yoga classes to children and even handled the Marketing department of western-owned company while in Vietnam, oh did I mention that I won a Vietnamese reality TV show? All of my teaching, volunteering and freelancing jobs have been through my own research, resourcefulness and commitment.

Aha, so being warm and hospitable and loving towards your partner means that you’re a slave? I wonder if these people ever stop to consider that these feelings and actions are returned by the man.

British and most other westerners are raised to be very independent.

Yes, there are perhaps some Filipinas who have this reason but not in most cases!

I was already travelling on my own long before I met Jonathan (well, I’ve met Jonathan while travelling! Jonathan and I are both long term travellers and us living and settling down in the UK couldn’t be further from our minds.When I quit my job in the Middle East to start my backpacking journey, aside from the other reasons and lies I was telling myself and people around me about why I wanted to leave my corporate life, I actually left because I just wanted to have more time to understand myself, to love me and just to be with myself!Unexpectedly, during a few days exploring Luang Prabang, Laos, I met Jonathan!I’m not lucky cuz I’m with a white man – we are BOTH lucky to have each other cuz we deserve the best! Check out our DIY Travel Guides here and for cheap hostels around the world, check the list here.) This is also for all the Filipinas who are being judged for dating a Foreigner instead of our Filipino men!Here are the most common misconceptions that I want to clear up – We would love to hear other Filipinas’ stories so please feel free to share your experience below !If I was looking for a sugar daddy, I must have been blinded by that magic white skin again!