Living in a Concrete Jungle
When the most wildlife you encounter consists of sparse trees in Makati's parks and ubiquitous stray dogs, one is bound to get the travel bug. Luckily, I live in a country that has 7,107 islands, all waiting to be explored!
Metro Manila's not bad, of course -- it's got lots of *ahem* character. But the difference from one place to another within the country, say Sagada and Samar, can be absolutely astounding.
The funny thing is, I'm incredibly susceptible to motion sickness. I always travel armed with Bonamine. I'm so glad it's gotten a lot better lately, though!