I’ve transferred my site to a new domain http://firsttimetravels.com. I’ll be posting my new articles there from now on (April 2, 2011). Thanks for visiting my site. -Claire
I love to travel. Part of that passion is to take snap shots of places I visit, including the things that catch my eye. I also like to preserve these memories through the articles and essays I write.
I’m also a postcrosser. I joined this online community swapping postcards with others around the globe. Ever since, I have collected postcards from my travels. Even my friends bring me postcards from their travels…so my collection is growing by the minute.
I’m a Filipina living in the Philippines and traveling within my country and outside of it. I also lived in Indonesia for less than a year.I might say that the traveling bug bit me while I was still a kid, as I was always spending school breaks going for a vacation with relatives. But the itch became more insistent when I worked for an international non-profit and had the opportunity to go to various countries.
I have covered a small percentage in my travels. The good thing about that is that I have more opportunities to do a lot of first-time travels, may they be in a new continent, country, province, city, town, village, hotel, restaurant, landmark, museum, or mode of transportation. It’s a way for me to connect to the whole world and enjoy new learnings and discoveries. Along with seeing various culture, I also enjoy taking pictures, and writing about my adventures.
This travel blog was created to help first-time travelers as they embark on something different. It is an assurance for every tourist and traveler that even the most seasoned one has started out as a neophyte. The articles here are my experiences and observations when I set foot on a place for the first time.
Some of my write-ups that saw print: