If I had known this, I would have prepared PHP5,240 for extra fixed expenses during my travel to the Philippines and not be shocked by the sudden big amount of pesos I had to spend upon arriving at the airport. In Ringgit Malaysia, that would be about 400!
In November 2015, I told myself I would put travel plans to rest because I needed to save money for Iceland in winter the following year.
But Iceland never happened in 2016, for reason I couldn’t recall, and I remember telling myself I would make it happen the following year.
After 16 months of not travelling, I flew to Luang Prabang – a city in north central Laos – for a short trip in April/May 2017.