Mica owns Senyorita.net, a travel blog where she expresses her thoughts when she travels. It’s one of the blogs I read every update it has, her fun writings, adventures, and misadventures can be found there.
Aside from being a girl whom you can kaladkad (drag) everywhere, Mica has been my long time best travel buddy during my slacker days, well actually until now. I’ve learned a lot from this girl, she’s the first person who noticed my stinginess which I, myself, was not aware of.
She also mentioned that, it is really possible to travel on a very strict budget, but during the last day, try to treat yourself with pleasure like buying a Grande Frappuccino from Starbucks or eating in a famous cozy restaurant to complete the experience in the destination you’ve been.
She was right about this. Yes, you’ve gone to a place you’ve ever wanted, but how was the entire experience? Were you able to relax during your entire stay? Were you super Haggardness Versoza when you traveled back to your home? You shouldn’t be right?!
Are you really a Senyorita? What made you pick “Senyorita” as your travel blog?
Senorita means ‘young lady’ or ‘unmarried woman’ so it’s a Yes!! The blog name is inspired from the Justin Timberlake song. I adopted the spelling from a good friend of mine, who used the nickname ‘Senyorita’ first (Hello Ate Chx!) The Filipino meaning for Senyorita (lazy and stubborn) is somewhat similar to me and I blame my strong Taurus traits for that!
You’ve traveled a lot with several travelers or travel bloggers. What was the most unforgettable misunderstanding with some of them? How did you go about it?
Misunderstandings cannot be avoided especially when you’re in a big group. What I usually do is just shut up to avoid making matters worse, unless when needed or I’m provoked. You know me very well, Ada gurl!
Mica and I with new found friends in Pandan Island, Puerto Princesa
Have you been bitten by a bed bug?
I am not really sure about it. Come to think of it, I don’t really care much about my skin so I wouldn’t notice!
5 countries you want to visit badly, and why.
Spain– I want to know more about the Spanish people and their country. I want to know more about their music, films and flamenco. I also want to meet another Rodriguez from this part of Europe and marry him. Tsarot!
British Guiana – I am curious about this place because my dad spent a part of his secondary education here with the family. I’ve heard some interesting stories from him when I was a kid and I also do think that this place is being skipped by travelers.
Croatia – My fascination about Croatia started when I had an online friend from Croatia and I was like, where’s Croatia?! When I saw some pictures, I immediately fell in love with it. (Mica, I know why you really want to travel to Croatia HAHA)
Mexico – Some were saying that Filipinos and Mexicans are alike in many ways. Aside from Boxing and Jessica Sanchez, these two races are known for being passionate and creative.
And yes, I wanna do a jumpshot in Guadalajara, Mexico with you! (Aw!! Me too!)
India – I want to visit Varanasi
Favorite travel destination so far and why
Philippines – So many sights to see!
Cutest thing ever you’ve encountered or experienced while on the road
I have so many stories to share about kids that I met from my travels. One of the recent cute encounters I had have something to do with a little boy named Raq. I met him and his family while we were on taking the Tour B of an Island Hopping Tour in El Nido. He kept on insisting on going with me and he wants to sit beside me all the time.
When we were on our way back to the El Nido town proper, we parted ways since we’re staying in different hotels.
While I’m resting at my room, one of the staff of the hotel knocked at my door and told me I have a guest. I am pleased to see Raq and his mom told me that the little boy remembered about the conversation of us having dinner that night. He insisted to go to the place. Such a sweet kid
Mica accidentally peed in boy’s rest room (Singapore)
When traveling alone, have you ever gone wild? Was it good or bad?
WILD? What the hell?! Haha! I think it is good to have fun and unleash the party girl in you every once in a while. My Boracay trip last April is my wildest party experience. I spent it dancing with good friends and some crazy things happened around us. I love every minute of it since we were dancing non-stop. Party like it is the end of the world ang peg! It is ok to party when traveling, but you have to be careful with your actions too. Know your limitations. (Wait, you didn’t answer the first question. So, is it a Yes or a No? HAHA)
Where in the Philippines would you take your future husband or boyfriend and why?
Palawan. I just love that place. You don’t have to spend too much for an enchanting view and experience. I would also love to bring him to Batad in Ifugao. Don’t you just love to disconnect to be with the one you truly love? I will also take him to Pangasinan, my hometown.
What’s the best dish you’ve ever consumed so far during during your travels, and where did you had it?
Hard question to answer since I always eat a lot when I travel. Hmmm.. I’ll just share my first ‘bonggang lamon’ moment while traveling. It happened in Cebu City last August 2009. Enrico of Byahilo.com brought me to CNT Lechon near SM Cebu. I think we ate one kilo and we didn’t talk the whole time. Friendship over whenever we’re pigging out.
For you, what makes an accommodation cozy and pleasant.
Nice and spacious room with a pleasant view deck. Good food and the hospitality of the staff is a big plus too.
I wonder when she will throw this shirt away!
What’s the best thing about being Single when traveling?
The freedom of doing whatever you want without feeling guilty or afraid.
Hey, I am not only talking about something sensual here, ok? I noticed that some of my friends who are in a relationship tend to do limited activities. They’re often worried about how their partners would feel just in case they party or hangout with other people. At this point of my life, I would like to do things in my own free will. It’s nice to be young and single so make the most out of it. Just always keep in mind that you have to be responsible with your actions. You have no one to blame but yourself when things go wrong.
Have you ever received an eye-opening travel advice from a fellow traveler or travel blogger? What was it?
‘Live within your means’. Flipnomad told me that when I asked for advice if I should pursue a trip to Chiang Mai solo with a limited budget. Any trip is doable even if you have a few bucks left in your pocket. What you need to do is identify your needs and wants. One must prioritize his/her needs first. I do make it a point though to still splurge from time to time as a reward for myself. (I like this travel advice soo mats!!)