These are Tsatsr and Baysaa from Mongolia. I met them in Morocco where we had our 3-day tour from Marrakesh to the Sahara. They were both approachable, thoughtful, and kind as I’ve seen them converse with other travellers. On our way to the village of Aït Benhaddou, we had to pass through mountains, but due to heavy snowfall, we waited hours in a gas station until they cleared the roads. We were not expecting it to be very cold that time, but was glad I brought my winter clothes as am also on my way to Andorra and Iceland after visiting Morocco. We stayed overnight in Ouarzazate before heading to the Sahara. It was freezing that night and we had to share an old portable gas heater to keep our room warm.
On the next day, we went to the Sahara. One thing I learnt was there are no camels in Sahara Deserts, only dromedaries. At first, it was fun and exciting riding a dromedary, but sitting on it for more than an hour was very uncomfortable and painful in the groin. It took us almost 1hr+ reach our camp. On our way, we saw another camp from a different group. After we ate dinner, our guides made bonfire. We all gathered outside and entertained ourselves by singing, answering riddles, star-gazing, and drinking tea and beer.
The other group came to our camp and joined us. Tsatsr and Baysaa shared the beers they bought to everyone and Baysaa even sang a traditional Mongolian song whilst we warm ourselves near the fire. I hope to travel and meet them in Mongolia someday.
My favorite kind of saturday rest! Just been amazed by this hidden curtain waterfalls of Mindanao. It's really beautiful in almost every angle than seen in most photos. The cold water from the holes of rock covered by green leaves will bring you more relaxation to your visit and will make you think that this kind of wonder is alike with the fairytales. :)
So I did a little social experiment while I was in Korea. I wanted to see the reactions of Koreans to what Filipinos would consider as “jeje” or “hypebeast” fashion. They said Koreans are one of the most liberal races when it comes to fashion, and so I wanted to put it to the test.
I assembled (to the best of my capabilities) a #hypebeast look and walked through the streets of Seoul. I was waiting to see some puzzled or condescending looks, whispering, and laughter. But to my surprise, there was none. I even had this dude in a local Starbucks said, “Nice! Swag bro!”. It’s awesome to see, and be in, a place where someone can freely express themselves through what they wear, and just be accepted in the society. I love their IDGAF attitude. If I wore the same set of clothes and walk through the streets of PH, it’d be a totally different story.
Kudos #Korea ! 🇰🇷