Real People: Kenny
When I was younger, my family would go to Manila every year for a summer vacation and we would stay with my aunt (my mother’s sister) and her family. Those were some of my very first travels and I still remember riding my first LRT, seeing the fountains at Luneta, and going to the Manila Zoo with my cousins. Today those cousins are all grown up — and one of them travels the world on a regular basis! Everyone, meet Kenny.
HOW DO YOU FUND YOUR TRAVELS?
I get to travel and have fun for a living… 🙂
WHERE WAS YOUR MOST RECENT TRAVEL?
Los Angeles, India, and Washington
WHERE ARE YOU GOING NEXT?
Paris, India, Japan, and Korea
WHAT ARE THE PLACES AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST?
London, Venice, Geneva, and Johannesburg
That would be London for me. Although they have crazy weather, there’s something about the place, lifestyle, scenery and structures that made me fall in love with it. People there are polite and it’s very easy to travel from one place to another without any language barrier. And let’s not forget: shopping. I love shopping in London!
Oh definitely ITC Grand Chola in Madras, India. The food was good and the rooms were heaven!
Le Restaurant de l’Entrecôte (Paris)
If it’s my first time, I make sure to go to places that are the main attractions and to take a lot of pictures. And I make sure to have a friend who also loves to take pictures because you don’t want to travel with someone who’s a bit of a killjoy haha! Before traveling, make sure to research the place first, know important information about the country, such as their rules and culture. Remember: what seems to be okay in our country might not be okay in others — some hand gestures for example. And always explore the place first before doing some shopping to save money. Always bring your first aid kit when traveling, like medicines and mosquito repellants. Lastly always be alert when traveling, be streetwise and be observant of your surroundings to avoid theft.