Lizel Strömberg

Colourful KC Land in Bicol
Here's a throwback to earlier this year!
During my trip to the Philippines I wanted to see as much as possible. When I first arrived in Bicol the weather was very rainy and dull but it didn’t stopped me to see around the province anyway. The first days of the trip we went to KC Land. It was my first time being there and it seemed like it was a very new park. I liked how colourful the surroundings were. 
I went there with my cousins Anton, Botchok, Ervin and Albert. I had never heard about KC Land before my cousins told me about it. The place wasn’t that big but I was happy to see something new.
For being a rainy day, there was surprisingly more people there than I expected. In Sweden, as soon as it starts to rain people doesn't go out. Specially not when it comes to sight seeing. 
It was just nice walking around taking photos and to hang out with my cousins.
A bit hard taking photos of everyone when you don't have a tripod with you, so we made the tallest one of us try to take a selfie of everyone. Haha.
Having my photo taken is very difficult because I get very anxious and shy about it. Also it's hard to explain to someone that isn't used to photographing how they are supposed to take the photo in the way I want, specially so the focus gets right. But my cousin Botchok actually did a pretty good job. 👌🏽
If you want to see more photos from my trip to The Philippines, don't worry. More are coming!
Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel
 


 
 
Traveling to The Philippines without my family the first time!
 
Traveling to the Philippines this past time was for many reasons different but the main difference was the fact that I traveled without my parents and my siblings. All my previous visits have been with my family, it was both nervousing and exciting to go by myself. Actually, I didn't go by myself because I traveled with my aunt Gloria and cousin Anton from Sweden. It was all a new aventure ahead of me. We were in The Philippines for a month, between the end of December to the end of January. 
We arrived 27th of December in Manila and were leaving the capital already on the 29th of December to visit my relatives in Bicol. We didn't do a lot things during the first days of our vacation because we were very jetlagged from our flight from Sweden. That's why there's not a lot pictures from those days, I simply wanted to adjust being in a completely different country and enjoy being back with my relatives. 
Fun fact, the first days of being back in The Philippines is always as confusing for me. Whenever I wake up from sleeping I feel so disoriented, that it takes me a minute for me to realize that I'm not in my room in Sweden. Haha. Other than that, for my whole trip there I always have a hard time to actually understand that I'm actually in The Philippines, despite how much I always long to be back. I'm always super excited when I first arrive in the country and I'm always trying to hide my excitment to not look like a crazy person, haha. I'm not sure if people can tell that but that's at least how I feel.
Anyway, I don't have a lot photos from the first days so it will do with these ones for now. This is just the start of my updates and photographs about my trip back to my second home. Hope you will enjoy reading about my experiences in the Philippines. 
 
Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel