Spell Saab

My friend Cholo sent me a text last Monday asking to hang out Tuesday because his couch surfers were arriving and he was a little nervous. Cholo recently joined Couchsurfing.com, a website that lets you literally sleep on the couch of a stranger. You can see why we were concerned about our friend letting strangers stay in his place! Although as a wannabe traveler myself, I could see the appeal of going around the world and not having to pay thousands of dollars on hotels. It’s kind of like Airbnb.com but a lot cheaper and more intimate as you get to share your life with your host.

So Candy and I went to The Fort to meet up with Cholo and the couchsurfing couple from Germany. I was honestly ready to meet some weirdos. But when I saw them, they looked completely normal. In fact, they looked really cool. Haha.

Sebastian and Nancy

Sebastian and Nancy

They do not eat meat and it just so happened that Candy and I passed by a super cute vegan and gluten-free place called Susi in Burgos Circle.

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We asked if it was dog-friendly and we were so surprised to hear that it was totally fine to bring my beautiful Joey inside!! We stayed in the enclosed room you can see from the photo above.

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YAY

YAY

It was so nice getting to know Sebastian and Nancy. They have been together for 10 years, married for 2, and for the past 7 months they have just been traveling the world. Can you believe that they quit their jobs, sold everything they had and just started traveling? Home, furniture, everything. Nancy said it was her grandparents who gave them the idea of traveling now while they are still young. It’s always the goal to earn a lot of money and retire before traveling. That was her grandparents’ plan but her grandma got sick so they were not able to travel anymore. It was a very good point and it’s so inspiring to just live in the moment.

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They have very interesting names for their dishes. This one is called Moby Dip(s) - 3-dip platter: olive tapenade, sun-dried tomato hummus and pesto served with toast. Named after animal lover Richard Melville Hall, aka Moby.

SUSI has very interesting names for their dishes. This one is called Moby Dip(s) – 3-dip platter: olive tapenade, sun-dried tomato hummus and pesto served with toast. Named after animal lover Richard Melville Hall, aka Moby.

Mac and Geez - macaroni and "cheese" topped with arugula and paprika. Is it as good as actual mac and cheese? Of course not. But it's not bad.

Mac and Geez – macaroni and “cheese” topped with arugula and paprika. Is it as good as actual mac and cheese? Of course not. But it’s not bad.

I have no idea what I ordered basta it was really yummy but I ended up spilling it all over my bag because I am a klutz like that

I have no idea what smoothie I ordered basta it was really yummy but I ended up spilling it all over my bag because I am a klutz like that

I’m so glad I met Nancy and Sebastian and I’ll be seeing them again tonight at our Cheats gig. I think they plan to go to Cebu and Palawan while they’re here. I suggested Siargao and Vigan even though I’ve never been to either. I really want to go to both!! If you have any suggestions, swing by Saguijo tonight.

♥,
Saab

June 11, 2015

Saab

6 Comments

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    Adelle Pauline

    June 5, 2015

    Hi Saab, did you use your Xperia z3 for taking these photos or your Sony Nex 5? :)

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      Saab

      June 14, 2015

      Sony NEX 5N :)

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    Nica

    June 5, 2015

    They sound like the bloggers of Two Monkeys Travel. The lady is a Filipina who met her British boyfriend while solo backpacking in Laos. ^_^ They right now in the South America.

    • Reply

      Saab

      June 14, 2015

      Oooh cool!

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    Pearly

    June 9, 2015

    Siargao is a must-visit po!!!! :)

    • Reply

      Saab

      June 14, 2015

      Yes!! My good friend is living in Siargao, she’s opening a yoga resort :)

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