Category: Geek stuff

Everything Travel, Geek stuff

Get inspired to travel with Pinterest

I’m one of those millenials, the ones who grew up on the Internet. I practically live online — my work is based online, most of my friends now, are those that I met online, and I keep in touch with them and my family online.

My hobbies for the past 20 years have been influenced by the internet: online chatting, writing, HTML, photography, travel, and toy collecting. It is through the many hours I spent online that I learned about those things, and what continued to fuel passion for them.

It particularly made a huge impact on my traveling. What started as an impulsive decision to travel solo brought on by a quarter-life crisis has brought me across continents and recognition for this blog.
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Geek stuff, Reviews

Review: Hotel Quickly

Last year, I received a message in LinkedIn. I hardly use that social network, so I was surprised to receive anything. Interestingly, it was from the developer of a new (then) last-minute booking app called Hotel Quickly. I was quite eager to try it out (and use the $50 credit they gave me), but unfortunately, back then, most of their properties were only in selected countries in Southeast Asia.

My Deluxe room at the Exchange Regency, booked and paid through Hotel Quickly

Their hotel inventory started growing eventually, and I was elated when they finally had hotels available in Australia right when I was visiting. However, it wasn’t meant to be, as whenever I am available to book for a hotel stay, there are no hotels available, and there are plenty whenever I am stuck at home.
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Geek stuff

What’s in my iPod

Here’s a geeky version of my What’s in my Bag series. Since getting my iPod Touch last year, we’ve been inseparable. I love that it can keep me occupied during long plane, bus, train or ferry rides, while serving as a mobile mini-computer. Of course, it does not have the full functionality that a netbook or laptop has, but it helps me track my expenses, write and publish a blog and most importantly, it lets me connect to the Internet.

iPod Apps
I’m an idiot who uses two different apps for two different Twitter accounts. Yes, I know I can use one for both. It’s just easier this way. Or so I tell myself.

I’ve gone through several apps throughout the year, but these are the ones that have stuck with me:
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Everything Travel, Geek stuff

My favorite Pinay travel bloggers

When I started travel blogging in 2006, there were only a handful of travel blogs locally, and it’s mostly run by men. The travel blogging landscape has changed over the years and women are now traveling as much and as far as the guys. Here are some of my favorite Filipina travel bloggers:

Pinay Travel Junkie

Pinay Travel Junkie
Gay started traveling when she was single, continued traveling when she got married, and now, she’s on her way to being the perfect nomadic momma.
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