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!
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.
If you’re travelling on your own, you’ll definitely meet a lot of travellers – mostly European, and being a backpacker you shouldn’t expect another backpacker to take you to an expensive restaurant – oh and he’s British btw.
After few months of just keeping in touch on facebook while I continued my solo backpacking, Jon and I decided to be officially together and we’re now together for almost 2 years!
We both want to buy land to build our very own yoga resort in the Philippines.In fact, Jon keeps asking me about how he can get a permanent resident’s visa in the Philippines.