“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

– Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

My name is Monica and welcome to The Boho Travels!  After a breakup and resigning from a company I was with for four years, I started pursuing my passion, which is writing.  I also work with a start-up online travel agency as part of their HR team, and drink, eat, enjoy long walks, and take photos on the side.

The Boho Travels serves as my reminder that my life is full of experiences worth remembering – my travels within the Philippines and Southeast Asia, and random musings born from the conversations I had over coffee, beer, and food, the music I enjoyed, the blog posts, poems, and stories I came across, and the people I met at one point or another.  More important, I created this blog to share with whoever may read this the impact all these have made in me and, in the process, I hope that it will inspire you to pack your bags, challenge your limits, and experience life outside your comfort zone.

Thank you for visiting and I hope that, in whatever space you’re in now, you will get something from reading the posts here.  And, if it impacts you in one way or another, I invite you to reach out and let me know. 🙂

See ya,

 “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

– Rumi

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  1. brickthomas

    Hi Monica,

    I look forward to reading more of your writings and about your travels. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    1. monica

      Hi Brick,

      You have a very interesting page! I look forward to seeing more of your pictures and reading more of your adventures. 🙂

      Thank you for visiting my blog, too!

  2. Diana

    Hi Monica!
    It’s humbling that people like you approve of (and genuinely like, I hope) my work. I have been following your blog as well and it’s so refreshing to know that I am in the company of good people (who are awesome writers, to boot!) in this journey of reinvention and rediscovery of self.
    More power to you. I know for sure that your spirit is healing quickly; do not be afraid of the scars for they will only add to the beauty. Of course, you already know that. 🙂

    1. monica

      Hi Diana,

      I genuinely love your work! I spent a good part of my afternoon reading your posts. If only my phone didn’t die, I would’ve read more of it. So I’m going to continue tonight. It’ll be my bedtime read. 🙂

      Keep on sharing your talent! I look forward to enjoying more of your stories. 😉

      And, thank you for your kind words. Yes, I’m not (that) scared of pain and sadness anymore. And, let’s not be. They’re part of the awesome individual that we’ve all become. 🙂

      Thanks again,

    1. monica

      Thanks, Stew! I love your photos!

  3. thanks Ms. Monica for compliment.

    nakakainspire naman na iikutin mo ang buong pinas. tama yan wag maging dayuhan s sariling bansa..try mo din po ung ILOILO at least maka daan ka pa Boracay

    1. monica

      Hi Stew!

      Sana nga. Kasama talaga yan sa plans ko. I intend to go to Boracay also to visit the Atis. Wala pa lang definite date kung kelan. But, when I get to plan a trip to Iloilo, maybe you can show us around and do a photoshoot wherever! 🙂


      1. sorry ms. monica. sad to say im here po s dubai d ko po kayo masasamahan if ever.kahit ano nga po d p po nakapunta doon e hehehe

        1. monica

          Oh!!! I thought you were in Iloilo. Haha. Mali. 😛

  4. goldyyancha

    Hi Monica!

    You seem like a very strong and grounded person. Looking forward to reading about your upcoming endeavors! 😀


    Thanks for visiting my blog. 😀

    1. monica

      Hey Goldy!

      Thank you and I look forward to reading more of your posts, too!


  5. geekpinay

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! your writing skills is A rate.. I’m a fan:-)

    1. monica

      Wow, thank you!!! I love your blog, too! And, the photos and the way you tell the story (writing and photography). I look forward to more of your posts!!!

  6. yarnspinnerr

    Thanks for the visit.

    You got an interesting site here. 🙂

    1. monica

      Thanks for visiting my blog, too! I love your photos!!!

  7. Charles Schnyder

    Dear Monica,
    Thank you very much for visiting my little photoblog and following it!
    Your blog looks great and you yourself a new follower 🙂
    Have a great week,

    1. monica

      Hello Charlie,

      Thanks again and I really find your pictures moving and interesting. I am looking forward to seeing more of your photos. 🙂


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