Transport in the Philippines can be a little intimidating. Like many countries, not only are there safety concerns and language barriers, real or fake, there is always the risk of some light corruption through to outright, blatant thievery. It is an interesting game and the best way to approach it is with a smile and some understanding. It is all part of the excitement of travel.
Let me start by briefly saying, the Tao Experience was one of the most amazing trips I have been on. The sheer number of interestingly unexpected things that happened during our time together had a few of us considering if there was something going on...something Truman Show-esque. Every day something cool happened that surprised both the passengers and the crew.
Change is a part of life. Sometimes change is for the better, like someone giving you a million dollars or having a new barista start at your local coffee shop who seems to know precisely the best way to spin the knobs and push the buttons to make coffee better than the last guy.
My girlfriend, Sam, has been in Scotland for the last half a year. She decided to complete her Masters at The University of Edinburgh of all places. Not only was it an excellent opportunity to study abroad, it doubled as a great way to get even with me for originally moving to Sydney without her. She made her point. I am an idiot.