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A weekly feature on #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH travelers!
After our first feature on Ben and Karley, here is FlipTripPH’s feature for the week!
Mica De Guzman graduated from De La Salle University – Manila and is currently in The Ateneo de Manila Law School. This future lawyer’s instagram account (@micadeguzman) isn’t something you can overlook. If her head’s not in the books, it’s climbing the highest mountains and diving the deepest seas. Check out her instagram and follow her on her adventures!
We’ve been looking through your profile, Mica, and your pictures look magnificent! How long have you been traveling?
I’ve been traveling since I was about 7 with my family in domestic destinations and international ones, but it’s just for visiting family or the usual destinations. So I would prefer to say that I actually started traveling and exploring at the age of 19 with my group of friends from college when we’d go to the most remote beaches in the Philippines.
So now, what do you do?
I am a 2nd year law student in Ateneo Law School.
Our readers want to know, what do you do so you can afford to travel?
As a post-grad student, it is a known fact that you’re at a limbo. So for my travels, I do my best to budget my allowance for school that I make sure I have some money saved up for my travels. It’s not much, so I do my best to find the most affordable trips around the Philippines.
Aside from traveling, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Majority of my time are focused on my books, readings and my cases. In my free time, I try to do a variety of activities such as scuba diving, boxing, muay thai, mountain biking, hiking, yoga and running.
What do you look for in your next destination?
I prefer non-touristy places, the unexplored ones, and the most remote out of them all.
What’s your favorite destination in The Philippines so far?
It has to be El Nido, Palawan. When various articles claim that it is the best island of the Philippines, it truly is! My mistake was thinking 1 week would suffice to tour the entire island. I had to go back to El Nido twice in 2015. There are mountains, waterfalls, remote beaches, scuba diving, bike trails, and a lot more to be explored.
Why do you think other travelers should come and explore The Philippines?
I’ve been to other beaches in Asia and the US but my best advice would be for travelers and especially to my fellow Filipino travelers to travel the Philippines first! I can’t imagine how long it would be to be able to explore our 7,107 islands. Also, it is inexpensive and there is just so much to see. Photos cannot even fully capture how beautiful everything is
What is your message to other travelers?
Go out of your comfort zone, you’ll be surprised on how much you’re missing out on! The new experiences, realizations, cultures, and people you’ll be encountering will be truly unparalleled.
Thanks for giving us the time of day, Mica! We wish you the best of luck in law school and your future travels!
Be sure to check her out at @micadeguzman on Instagram!
You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! You might just be next week’s featured traveler!
Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her.