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 two years!
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!
We Filipinas can also travel to any country in the world with our Philippines passport so why would we need them if we can already get things on our own!?
Western countries have the range of incomes and living standards just like we do.
If everyone was rich, who would clean the streets, or do menial tasks that no one else wants to do?
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 !
Yes, there are perhaps some Filipinas who have this reason but not in most cases!
When we decided to pursue our around-the-world backpacking journey together, we both worked hard to build our initial funds! No matter what success we experience, people might still think it’s because the Magic white man got us here.
I even had five 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.
British and most other westerners are raised to be very independent.
Most of them leave home at the age of 18 and up until then they do household chores; guys and girls!
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.
We both want to buy land to build our very own yoga resort in the Philippines.
Ahh western-style economics, making sure we always have someone poor enough to sweep the streets!