Why Travel Wednesdays

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why Travel Gay of PinayTravelJunkie.com?

Gay Mitra-Emami is the woman/backpacker mom behind Pinay Travel Junkie. Again, I discovered her travel blog through Chichi and she is definitely part of the Sole Sisterhood. Here are some of her amazing feats: Backpacking while pregnant, daring to go to No Man's land Basilan, and still camping during her 6 month of pregnancy! Here's why Gay travels (and continues to travel with baby in tow):

Why I travel? Just because.

To tell you the truth, at this point in my life, I have no particular reason why I do so. And it's because my objectives evolve from one trip to another.

Case(s) in a point: I spelunked in Sagada (my first backpacking trip) because of post break-up angst, I climb mountains to test my patience, I braved Basilan because I was feeling suicidal, I went to Europe to attend Germany's Oktoberfest and see Amsterdam's Red Light District, I lived for a short while in UAE. to experience how it's like to be an OFW, I backpacked for 6 months around SE Asia with my boyfriend to know if he's backpacking buddy-slash-hubby material, I visited China during winter season to see if I could handle the cold... and so forth.

The list goes on and the reasons range from profound justifications to downright silly, childish rationale. Perhaps in the next few years when my baby daughter gets a bit older, another reason to travel is to be able to give her first hand education of how the world works.

And if I may add... I travel to prove that Pinays can conquer the globe!

The Sole Sisters couldn't agree with you more Gay.

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Why Travel Wednesdays is a weekly series we're running. We're featuring fellow travelers and asking them the question: Why do you travel? Perhaps it will encourage more of us to walk the road less travelled and wrap our arms around the world one trip at a time! Next week, we're excited to feature award winning travel blogger Estan of langyaw.com.

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  1. Thanks for the feature my Sole Sistahs! Mabuhay ang mga Pinay!

  2. Let's show the world what Pinays can do! Thanks for sharing your passion with us Gaye!

  3. every pinay backpacker's idol!
    rock on Gael! \m/

  4. GAYE*
    typo error.. hihi

  5. wahahaha! epic fail comment ito... sabagay pareho silang astig pinay travelers!

  6. love the pic with your baby! ay naman, baby pa layas na. hahaha

  7. James, thanks. She rode the bus for the first time going to La Union, that's why she kinda looks haggard there. Haha!

    Chyng, no prob :) Isang backpacking idol din si Gael.

  8. They're both kick-ass Pinay backpackers! It's easy to understand the typo ;)

  9. Yup she's definitely a cool backpacker, that's why I married her! :-)

  10. Awww too sweet Sherv! We hope to meet the coolest backpacking family this side of the world ;)

  11. Wow! now I know the love story of Gaye and Sherv.

    Shervin is a nice guy I met with Gaye "Beaching" Padre Burgos while she was pregnant. They got cute baby.

  12. Huwaw, nagcomment pala si dumboQTpie a.k.a. Kuya Eddie of Couchsurfing ditech! We mishu and Ate Ethel (dito ba magbatian)!


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