Hi! My name is Tina. Welcome to I Went Anyways!
A little about me:
I’m a geologist based in La Union, Philippines.
I worked in the Philippine Mining Industry for more than 10 years. I quit my job in 2018 to prepare for my dream of traveling the world. I was able to travel for a while and went on a six-week backpacking trip over Indochina (excluding peninsular Malaysia). I had so many trips planned after that, but then Covid happened. I had to change plans and went back to getting employed again. Last year, I was able to get a remote job, still as a geologist. The only difference is that I don’t go on fieldwork anymore.
I love the outdoors.
I prefer walking to riding.
I am good at doing things alone (eating out, watching a movie, traveling, etc).
I feel anxious when I am not doing anything. I get bored easily.
I prefer Coke over any other drinks and I rarely drink coffee.
I love gardening (I used to grow lemons and tomatoes on the balcony of my apartment. In my previous job, my subordinates would bribe me with cactus so I would allow them to go on vacation leave (not that I don’t allow them)).
I hate waiting and don’t feel comfortable having other people wait for me. That’s why I prefer traveling alone.
About this blog
I started this blog in 2016 when my then-officemate Erwin urged me to. He said I should do it so he can tell people that he personally knows a blogger. That was encouraging enough that I immediately bought my own domain and started writing about my hikes and travels.
I hope that through this blog, I will be able to help others plan their next trip. Also, through my stories, I hope I get to inspire others who are afraid of traveling alone to just do it. It is scary but liberating.
Feel free to contact me at any time for questions or just to chat. You can email me at email@example.com. You can also follow me on Instagram @iwentanyways and @tnadeperalta to see my trip highlights 🙂