the Philippines, 2015-2018
While being in the Philippines I've been to many places over the last 3 years. I've been to several places multiple times. Just because I kinda like it there. The Philippines is a great country to explore and to see all the sights. The landscape can be challenging and impressive at times. Roads are often a hassle but that's part of the adventure.
having spent a while in the Philippines, immigration law dictates me and JC leave the country. We decided to take a little vacation to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to do some shopping and be allowed to 'reset' our visa. Overall, Kuala Lumpur is a nice place to be. The shopping and dining is very nice. We had a blast trying out all kinds of foods. Some we didn't eat for years. Others were completely new to us.
the Philippines, 2018-2019
After our trip to Malaysia I continued on in the Philippines. Unfortunately having seen Malaysia also made me realise what a crap country the Philippines really is. The rapidly changing political climate, the lack of development and progress here became ever so apparant and appalling. To make matters worse there is a growing disdain towards foreigners and the whole Filipino attitude is shifting away from friendly and helpful to ignorant and arrogant. I've come to realise I don't fit in with the people, and eagerly left the country.
I'm in Rome, Italy for a little while. From there I'm considering a little tour around Southern Europe to places like Spain. I'll probably hop over to Morocco for a few weeks. Maybe I'll even go to the Netherlands (yeah right...).
After Europe, South or Central America is high on the wishlist