Rwanda: The Land of a Thousand Hills

I’ve been planning this Christmas/New Year trip since I arrived in Uganda six months ago. With my current work permit, I can just go to Kenya or Rwanda whenever I please because it will be visa free and I only need an Interstate pass. By October, I already booked my accommodation and plotted my itinerary. Come December, I encountered a couple of hiccups mostly brought … Continue reading Rwanda: The Land of a Thousand Hills

Scammed in Nairobi, Kenya: Photographers Beware

If you are following me on Instagram, you should know that I love taking long walks and street photography has a special place in my heart. One of the main reasons why I chose Nairobi, Kenya for my Christmas Vacation is to explore the city and venture to street photography more. But what happened yesterday made me realize things. I can see you Kylie Jenner … Continue reading Scammed in Nairobi, Kenya: Photographers Beware

Au Revoir Burkina Faso

A few weeks from now, I will be leaving my beloved first country assignment of Burkina Faso. Though it may not be the best country to conduct my training but I learned to love her. That, despite of my poor French communication skills and my not-black-not-white-skin. I’m out of place. I’m maybe the only Filipino in the country as of the moment. Well, I’m not … Continue reading Au Revoir Burkina Faso

Dark Clouds Overhead

I haven’t blogged in a while now. I’ve been very busy adulting to earn some dough for my future travels. My original target is to post a couple of posts in a week but I failed. I’m such a disappointment. I can even see my mother in heaven shaking her head now. You see, there’s nothing wrong with adulting. We’ve been preparing for this since … Continue reading Dark Clouds Overhead

Real Life Lessons from Burkina Faso

Part of our training program in our company is the 3-4 years overseas OJT. This is after the  classroom training, local OJT in the Philippines and the advance technical training in Japan. Our company sends its trainees in different countries. As of writing, there are 100+ trainees and graduates which are sent in 23 different countries around the globe. We send trainees to the US, … Continue reading Real Life Lessons from Burkina Faso

Shining Shimmering Splendid (Hotel) | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Another very late review. Hotel Splendid is the official residence of  the mining company where I am working at until the Al Qaeda attack last January 15, 2016. The main target is this 4-star hotel at the center of Ouagadougou. Maybe because this is where diplomats, businessmen and other important people stay when in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 30 people are dead with 18 different Nationalities. … Continue reading Shining Shimmering Splendid (Hotel) | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Princess Yenenga Lodge | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

According to my former boss, the Princess of Morocco once visited Burkina Faso and stayed in this hotel. And that’s the origin of the hotel’s name. Well, I’m not sure really with the origin of the name but some princess stayed in this hotel. And my boss stayed in her room. I don’t know how he discovered about it. Maybe there’s a shrine in the … Continue reading Princess Yenenga Lodge | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso