Jackie Tolentino – Lim

Travel Blogger from Manila, Philippines

Why travel blogging?

It started when I needed some breather in 2006. I lost my Mom to an unexpected massive heart attack and the passing of Simba, our 6-month-old Chow-Chow. There’s no easy way out but a quick getaway. We then jetted-off to Hong Kong and by this sudden change of scenery, it was indeed uplifting. It turned out to be a sort of a necessity after, thus unintentionally became fascinated with traveling as the years came by.

My career path voluntarily shifted towards the Aviation Industry. Between 2008 – 2009, I got in as a Check-in Agent for Cathay Pacific Airways (under Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc.) and Philippine Airlines Inc. Fast-forward 2010, the year I signed up with Qatar Airways as a Cabin Crew. An opportune time to travel more and… even more. Based in Doha, Qatar in 2011, away from my hubby and family was indeed a reality check. My perspective on things changed. I was 30 by that time. Layover in different countries became insipid and led me fleeing one of the most coveted jobs in the world. I just really, really missed home.

In case you’re wondering, I didn’t lose it. My decision and desire to work in a Manila-based setting just simply is for me while getting a vacation every now and then, depending on our savings fund. I know, blogging can get pretty much unstable at times when my train of thought gets disrupted. Then all of a sudden, after a mental breakthrough, I continue to picture myself as a virtual guide all set to hand over some useful tips to steer clear from frustrating travel mishaps. Other articles will be posted the soonest, so please, stay tuned for more!