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The Blogger Rises Again

August 16, 2012
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Inspired by Batman/ Bruce Wayne climbing up the prison pit in the Dark Knight Rises (geek!), I decided that it’s time to rise from the ashes and keep the blog alive again – and with a self-made promise to keep it going.

The prequel, or the reason why I stopped blogging in the first place, will be in a blog post soon – so as not to have a ranting post as my first entry in weeks.

But while my blog had remained quiet for the past weeks, I actually kept on travelling and boy did I travel a lot.

And so as not to spoil everyone, here’s a short summary on what I’m doing in the past few months and the posts I expect to write in the next coming weeks.

Finished my 25-country goal

Stockholm, Sweden

Lisbon, Portugal

Yes, you heard it right, I finished my goal last June!

While the blog didn’t have any post (yet) to celebrate the culmination of the goal, I had my Facebook and Twitter updates with photos and status updates. I conquered a surprisingly snowy spring weekend in Sweden for my 24th and finally capping it off with weeklong tour of Portugal and a big celebration at Festas de Lisboa.

Thailand and my brief return to Asia

Bangkok, Thailand

And three weeks after I finished my 25travels goal in Portugal, I headed into backpacker’s mecca – Thailand. It was my first trip back to Asia after leaving the Philippines at the end of 2011.

We travelled for two weeks long across Thailand hitting the rowdy streets of Bangkok, then partying it “half-moon style” in the island of Koh Pha Ngan then to putting our adventure gear on in the northern hippie city of Chiang Mai. Lots of great stories for sure!

In London 2012

London 2012

 

And finally, just a couple of weeks ago, I witnessed history as I became part of the thousands who had made it to London 2012. With the Olympics happening only every four years and the games happening a mere three hours from here, I knew that I have to make this one. From getting tickets, to being at an actual game and to making London as one of my favourite cities to be in (and live in too) – it was short yet very memorable experience.

And of course, I will be writing about what will be the next journey for me after my 25-country goal while still continuing to write about finding the balance between travel and working full time. So be sure you refresh your RSS feed, follow me on twitter and facebook, cause the man on a mission is back on the road!

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10 Comments

  • Reply Tom @ ActiveBackpacker September 13, 2012 at 14:52

    Good to see you back and blogging again there Jerick!

    Well done again on hitting the big 25 🙂

    I bet heading to Thailand again for a few weeks was a real nice break from Europe!
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  • Reply Ed Rex August 26, 2012 at 03:14

    Congrats Jerick!

    Are you going to be doing 50 travels now?
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    • Reply Jerick August 26, 2012 at 15:11

      I wish, I still don’t know what to do yet. But hitting 50 countries for sure will be one of them (though not in the next 5 years I guess)… 🙂

  • Reply StyleAt30 by Jo August 17, 2012 at 00:14

    Mabuhay! Cool.. more power to ya! I don’t think you can ever get traveling out of your system so keep the blog goin’!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

  • Reply Jerick August 16, 2012 at 22:58

    Thanks guys, you’ll find out soon – even the my rant post on those damn chicken wings, Neil!
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  • Reply Tom @ Waegook Tom August 16, 2012 at 19:18

    Welcome back, Jerick – I was wondering where you’d gone to! Also, looking forward to you spilling the details in your rant post 😉

  • Reply Micamyx|Senyorita August 16, 2012 at 12:04

    Congratulations Jerick! Hay, really hoping to travel with you in Europe soon 🙂
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  • Reply Monica August 16, 2012 at 10:32

    Congratulations on reaching your 25 goal Jerick! Do you have another goal in mind now? 50travels? 😉

    And welcome back to the blogosphere, can’t wait to read all about your adventures!
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  • Reply Neil August 16, 2012 at 10:06

    Good to have you back mate! Looking forward to your London post #whostoleourchickenwings?
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  • Reply Amanda @ Farsickness August 16, 2012 at 02:41

    Glad to see you back Jerick! And I can’t wait to read about all the traveling you’ve been doing!
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