About Me

Hi! My name is Tina. Welcome to I Went Anyways!

A little about me:

I’m a thirty-something 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 weeks backpacking trip over Indochina (excluding peninsular Malaysia). I had so many trips planned after that, but then Covid happened.

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 hanging out with boys because they are not emotional and don’t take things seriously. You can have heated discussions with them at work but after that, you laugh at things as if nothing happened.

A perfect weekend for me is waking up late, staying home making handmade accessories while watching a movie on my laptop; or waking up early to hike.

I prefer Coke over any other drinks and I don’t drink coffee before. Somehow I got influenced into drinking coffee and during my backpacking trip to Indochina (excluding Peninsular Malaysia), I enjoyed drinking iced coffee every now and then.

I love gardening (I grow lemon 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 I also 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 didn’t know blogging is not that easy and requires a lot of time, but I discovered that I enjoy doing it.

At Mount Pamitinan with my officemates Erwin and Angie. Erwin is the one who encouraged me to put up this blog.
At Mt. Tagapo with my ex-officemates Alvin and Angie

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 tinadeperalta@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Instagram @iwentanyways and @tnadeperalta to see my trip highlights  🙂