Backpacking is not very common to Filipinos. I know there are few backpacker bloggers from the Philippines but only few.
I literally have one backpack with me weighing about 8 kg the last time I checked. I only have a week worth of clothes so I just keep washing them. I avoid buying anything I don’t need since I don’t want to carry a heavy bag around and I don’t have much space.
When I went through immigration in the Philippines, I didn’t have a return ticket. I had a flight to Singapore and to Vietnam. I told the immigration officer that I am going to travel some countries in South East Asia by land so I don’t know when I am coming back and from which country. She did not quite get the fact that I am traveling alone with a small backpack. She stamped my passport and told me to take care and make sure I come back. 🙂
I encourage other people specially my fellow Filipinos to travel if you can. Travel when you can and travel while you can.
Get your backpack and go somewhere. Meet interesting people. Eat interesting food. Have an adventure. Be careful and have your mind blown.
When you come back, you’re going to see your town or your country differently. You’re going to get a sense of what this amazing world we live in really looks like. You’re going to have a taste of the fulfillment of life.
Be a traveler instead of a tourist. Travel to lose yourself and then travel again to find yourself. Travel to open your heart and eyes.