I've been called a gypsy and a nomad by friends, and there must be some truth to it, because I have not lived in one place for longer than five months in the last five years shares Filipina backpacker Jeneen Garcia. In fact, she revealed that in the last two years, she has not lived longer than five months in the same country.
|There are no accidents--we are where we are meant to be at every particular place and time. Every experience is an opportunity for learning.--Jeneen|
Jeneen's travel adventures and misadventures inspired me to kick-start my own. We hang-out together several times when both of us were still based in Cebu. I'm actually a big fan of her beautiful poetry (Church Rite being my all-time favorite poem) and a rabid reader of her newspaper column (Lost and Found) and blog (earthbound). As fate would have it, our paths crossed again. We hang-out several times in Dumaguete and Valencia in Negros Island.
|I am fascinated both by vibrant big cities and the wildest of natural places--Jeneen|
Jeneen, who earned her degree in Environmental Science from the Ateneo de Manila University, used to work for an environmental non-profit as well as do freelance travel writing and photography for newspapers and magazines before she decided to take a break and get an MSc degree in Marine Biology/Water and Coastal Management. She finished her graduate studies in Europe as an Erasmus Mundus scholar. The scholarship involves a great deal of mobility, hopping from Uni. Plymouth in the UK, to Universidad de Cadiz in Spain and finally in Universidade do Algarve in Germany.