I’m hoooked on Asia. 23 Years in Japan and now starting a new adventure in SE Asia. Some of my favorite places to travel are Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, India, HK, Indonesia and the Philippines. Love them all, and hungry to see more.
Welcome to my blog. I focus mainly on travel and lifestyle in Asia. I welcome followers — especially those patient enough to wait for my sporadic bursts of posts. Hope you’ll stay tuned.
That’s a lot of experience in Asia. What brought you to this land?
I came here for a job at a university in Japan…same job I’ve had ever since. And why do I keep it? Because of the ton of free time to travel! 🙂 Glad that you guys are enjoying the Asia experience so much!
Hey I’m a writer in Asia and got some stories I could contribute to your blog. Can’t find your e-mail anywhere. Drop me one and maybe I could put my photos + tales to good use!
Hi Bec. I’m always happy to do guest posts. Do you have anything up anywhere online now?
Oops, I seem to have missed this. Yes I do, there are some on http://www.wego.com/news/author/rebecca-p/. Though the style here might be more informal, personal experience + tips. Check out the posts and we’ll chat more about that if you’re keen 🙂
Looks great, Rebecca!! How long as Wego been around?
Glad you like 🙂 Wego started in 2005. It was focused on Australia then. Now it’s expanded to many more markets. Pretty popular in Indonesia.
Awesome! Hope it keeps growing strong!!
Cheers. Me too, I like having a good place to write for 🙂
How do I go about this guest post thing? Still short of an e-mail address to write you!
I didn’t find your email address on Gravatar. If you post it here, I can email you then I’ll delete that post so you don’t get spambotted.
Hi Mike! I read your blog on Island Hopping in El Nido, Totally helpful!! I’m going there this April, have few questions to you. Can I send an email to you so we can talk there? Thank you.
Sure. I’ll fire off a quick email to the gmail address you put in the post (not visible to other viewers, don’t worry 🙂
And glad you found the post helpful 🙂 Not sure why, but I got a truckload of hits on that post yesterday.
Bonjour! Hello, nice to meet you! I like you blog. We lived over 4years in Shanghai…so I still have fantastic memories from Asia. Kamila
Hi Kamila. Nice to meet you, too. I just checked out your blog. Love the concept and cover image 🙂 It’s always good to connect with a fellow traveler! 🙂
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Yeah, I’d be totally cool with that. Thanks! It might even motivate me to post more frequently and strive for better content. I’ll PM you to your flyme360 mail.
Thanks for your following my blog for a long time 🙂
I moved my blog the other day.
I’ll keep my old blog until the end of this year and then will close.
Every my posts at http://raipohangaround.wordpress.com/ were already copied to my new blog.
So, I’m afraid you follow my new blog if you continuous follow from now on.
My new blog address is
If this comment is inconvenient for you on your post, please delete it. I just don’t know how contact to you anything else.
I just want to say I love your blog especially your Palawan experience. I wanted to ask any travel and accommodation recommendation in El Nido and other activities you would recommend to do. I will be travelling with my friends this coming July – August.
Thanks for the kind words, Janine. It means a lot! With accommodation, I would say it’s always good to just pick a location you want — which in El Nido is anywhere downtown…and then look at TripAdvisor reviews. Hotels in the Phils can change rapidly and drastically in terms of service and quality, so I’d say whatever I know about hotels would not be as good as seeing what people are saying now. As for activities, beyond the obvious — island hopping! — next time I go back I’d love to hike to higher ground to get a bird’s eye view of the bay and surrounding scenery.
Speaking of which…I’m now in Luang Prabang, Laos, doing some work on my balcony. If you love chilled and beautiful places, but LP on your travel to-do list 🙂