Visit Palawan on a Budget

Is it really possible to travel to the Philippines on a budget? Been there, done that! Yes; it is possible! In fact; I really hope I’ll get the chance to visit the Philippines again! Next question, please! Is it possible to travel to Palawan on a budget? Hell yeah! ...
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6 Reasons to Visit the Philippines Again

When they invited me to the Philippines, I was too excited! I couldn’t believe it!  I quickly sketched an itinerary believing that 22 days would be sufficient. It only took a few days to realise I had made a huge mistake. These 22 days would only tease me. I would die...
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Why You Should Add Albay to Your Philippines Itinerary

I was dreaming of a new adventure.  I was waiting for another few weeks so I could start my trip in Asia. I have been dreaming of the Philippines for a while already.  I had met a few Filipinos in Western Canada and I was quite excited about this part of the world....
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Trekking in Banaue-Batad

You’ll simply need to Google Banaue and, trust me; you’ll want to go!  I read about it on other blogs and I thought; it sounds amazing.  Let’s go! While I was in Manila, I met a local blogger who recommended me to take a tour guide as it can be dangerous and tricky to...
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10 Life Lessons you Learn from Travelling the World

Hello World! This is what I want to have in mind when I wake up every morning.  Well, let’s say that it should be my second thought of the day – right after the: “I need a coffee” one. This is the life I have chosen.  So, I’d be ashamed not to make the most of it. In...
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Visit Palawan on a Budget

Is it really possible to travel to the Philippines on a budget? Been there, done that! Yes; it is possible! In fact; I really hope I’ll get the chance to visit the Philippines again! Next question, please! Is it possible to travel to Palawan on a budget? Hell yeah! ...

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6 Reasons to Visit the Philippines Again

When they invited me to the Philippines, I was too excited! I couldn’t believe it!  I quickly sketched an itinerary believing that 22 days would be sufficient. It only took a few days to realise I had made a huge mistake. These 22 days would only tease me. I would die...

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10 Cheap Things to Do in Sydney

When I decided to go to Sydney a year and a half ago, I had no idea what to expect. I was moving there with my little budget full of hope to settle there long term.  Already, I had a huge crush on this easy-going –busy – entertaining city.  I found a flat in Pyrmont...

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6 Reasons to Visit the Philippines Again

When they invited me to the Philippines, I was too excited! I couldn’t believe it!  I quickly sketched an itinerary believing that 22 days would be sufficient. It only took a few days to realise I had made a huge mistake. These 22 days would only tease me. I would die...

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Running Out of Money while Travelling

When nothing goes to plan… Running out of money while travelling can certainly be a nightmare. Been there! (Ahem, and more than once!) I guess this is normal considering my reality as a traveller with debts and a serious case of wanderlust. It happened back in...

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What’s a VPN and why you might need one

When I arrived in China, I wondered if I would be able to keep up with the blog and to work on my other assignments (#digitalnomadlife). Why’s that? Because Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google are prohibited in China.  It has been like that for many years already....

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How to be a Travel Blogger

Everybody can start a travel blog.  It’s easy to get started!  Own a travel blog is a thing.  Be a travel blogger is another one.  I started blogging last July and so far, I love it!  Being a travel blogger is a full-time job… even if you already have a...

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THE BROKEN ONE - MELISSA GIROUX

THE BROKEN ONE - MELISSA GIROUX

Melissa Giroux is the writer behind (or beyond) A Broken Backpack.  Originally from Quebec, Canada, she is living the dream (or at least… an English life).  Hopping in Australia (and around), she loves to explore and to live abroad.  Collecting mistakes, stories and experiences, she will embrace the changes.  She is broken.  And she likes it that way. Broke, anxious and crazy rhymes with her sarcasm. Want to work with me?