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So many places...so little time

I had my first traveling experience when I was 9. Thanks to my maternal grandma who has the travel bug and I guess she passed it on to me and my sister Cookie. We first started mostly with trips to Taipei (we were born and raised in Manila, Philippines), but as we grow up, the travel bug grows bigger too. Good thing that my job also allows me to travel around a bit but aside from that, my sister and I had this tradition of traveling to a new city every year since 1996. Guess I'm lucky to be married to someone who also loves traveling and our annual trips back home to Europe will give me the opportunity to travel around the continent a bit too. For me, there's simply too many places to see with so little time as we both hold a fulltime job. But hey, still worth trying.

I guess I love traveling a lot coz for one, it takes your mind off your daily mundane life. Then it makes you feel how big the world is and how small and minute are your daily problems. It lets you feel how lucky you are to have what you have. It also gives you the opportunity to stop and smell the flowers.

Places I've been to

Manila, Philippines (born & raised)
Taipei, Taiwan (lived for 8 years)
Hong Kong
China - Xiamen, Fuzhou, Shanghai (currently reside in), Qingdao, Guiyang, Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Guilin, Yangshuo, Zhoushan, Haerbin, Suzhou
KK, Penang and KL, Malaysia
Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Singapore (incl. Bintan Is)
Bali, Indonesia
Hanoi, Vietnam
USA - SFO, LA, Irvine, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Arizona
Canada - Vancouver and Canadian Rockies
Australia - Cairns, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne
Belgium (my husband's hometown)- Sint Niklaas, Bruges, Gent, Antwerp, Brussels
Great Britain
Paris, France
Italy - Florence, Pisa, Rome, Sienna, Bolzano
Austria - Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna
Germany - Berlin, Bavaria province
Switzerland - Lucerne, Basel, Zurich, Bern, St. Moritz
Japan - Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Osaka, Sapporo, Biei, Otaru, Furano

Must go places...

New Zealand
Venice, Italy
China - Xian, Jiuzhaigou, Dunhuang
Chiangmai, Thailand
South Africa

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  • Dec 14, 2006 at 12:34 AM

    Hi konnei, I'm visiting shanghai next week. Need some info about weather & places of interest. Pls do eM me at bomoh72@yahoo.com

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    Oct 6, 2006 at 5:15 AM

    hey im visiting shanghai on 22nd oct...was hoping to meet you and the other VTers from the city..you can mail me..so we can b in touch manish@aumarch.com

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    Sep 18, 2006 at 10:43 AM

    Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • jamie_goa's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2006 at 8:43 PM

    Hello Konnie, Happy Birthday. Greetings from Goa..Have a nice day

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    Sep 17, 2006 at 7:23 PM

    Hi konnie, happy birthday to you from London. fergy.

  • neogary's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2005 at 10:27 PM

    happy Belated Birthday Konnie

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    Sep 18, 2005 at 7:06 AM

    Happy birthday

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    Aug 1, 2005 at 6:47 AM

    You have not made the most of your VT page yet:-) Keep on working. By exploring the world leads us to find the answer of life.

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