“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro
Oh goodness, it’s been a while since Miss Hoggy writes, apologies for friends and families who awaits the news from afar. But no fear, Miss Hoggy is safe and sound in Baguio, Philippines, enjoying her last two days of tropical humid weather, as she’s about to leave for Georgia. Thus, the farewell I’m about to bid to, is to the warmth of this very unique country.
What a journey, the Philippines has been a treat, tagging along with some surprises of her own too. And if it isn’t for a dear friend’s wedding, I wouldn’t have come here and discover how intriguing this country can be. From the pre-Hispanic society to the Spanish colonization, to the many islands that overcame their differences (still trying) to become a nation, and to discover of the Chinese diaspora which is not so different from my own Malaysian-Chinese heritage, this country is a class of her own.
So I’ve decided to dedicate a series of my Filipino adventures, however, is only restricted to the island of Luzon (and it’s not even the whole island of Luzon). *Sad face*. Just wondering how does a traveller say goodbye to a place when she knows there’s still more to see and touch.
See you soon.