November 6, 2012

First Times are Sweet Times

We often hear the line, "First time mo?" (Is it your first time?) Yeah! We may encounter a little bit of difficulty, discomfort or uncertainty on our first times, but on top of those negative feelings, it's also undeniable that first times are sweet, memorable, and spine-tingling!

My backpacking trip through the countries of Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos in 3 weeks and my journey in Luzon will always be reminisced because of these-- first times!

-- FIRST Domestic Flight
Mactan, Cebu to Clark, Pampanga

-- FIRST International Flight
Clark, Pampanga to Bangkok, Thailand

-- FIRST Cross-Country Road Trips
Bangkok - Aranyaprathet, Thailand to Poipet - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bangkok - Nong Khai, Thailand to Vientiane, Laos

Photo Credit: Regin Reyno

-- FIRST UNESCO World Heritage Site
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

-- FIRST Mission Trip in a Foreign Country
Wat Preah Yesu Orphanage in Siem Reap, Cambodia

-- FIRST Extreme Rides
Siam Park City in Bangkok, Thailand

Photo Credit: Regin Reyno

-- FIRST Mukata Experience
Bangkok, Thailand

Photo Credit: Regin Reyno

-- FIRST Double-Decker Bus Ride (Overnight Trip)
Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photo Credit: Regin Reyno

-- FIRST Elephant Ride
Chiang Mai, Thailand

-- FIRST Time in Luzon
Clark and San Fernando, Pampanga
Metro Manila
Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Silang, Cavite

I love FIRST TIMES! How about you? Share your experiences here!


  1. Ephraim! Your photos are so fun to look at! :) Congrats on your first times! :)

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    1. Yeah, because you are the one who took it, right? :D

  3. I enjoyed reading your firsts. Here's to more firsts in travel and adventure for all of us explorers at heart! =)

    1. Thanks Claire! Happy to hear that you enjoyed reading this post. Yeah, many more firsts to come! :)

  4. Nothing beats the first time! great photos!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, first times will always be remembered!

  5. Great photos! :) I'll ride an elephant too! And a camel...someday...someday! :)

    1. Thank you so much Cris! Yeah, include it on your list when you will explore Thailand. I want to ride a camel too. :)

  6. I love this brings back memories.sarap kasi balikbalikan ang first time lalo na if it has to do with traveling.first time ko rin na maexperience na maglakad ka lang nasa ibang country ka na.that was when we went to thailand and cambodia.

    1. Melvin, thanks for dropping by here! That's true! I love first times because of the sweet memories and experiences especially when in another country. Nakapunta ka na din pala sa Thailand and Cambodia. How was the experience?