I arrived into Manila excited and not quite sure what to expect – it was my first time visiting our Philippines office.
My first trip to the Phili’s back in January had been to visit the GSF Village.
I had flown into Manila, spent a night near the airport and gone onwards the following morning to the #BAHBAH charity project in Iloilo, Lemery.
I absolutely LOVED that trip.
Our office is in the BGC area of Manila, it’s a really cool spot and feels like there’s a lot of money floating around – lots of high brow shops etc.
I stayed just a few minutes walk from the office so it was an easy commute!
Spending time with the team was great – we achieved a lot in five days. It was lovely to get face-to-face time with people I’d communicated with by phone/ email for so long.
As in all areas of life – things make so much more sense when you’re looking each other in the eye 🙌
For all the good that my time in Manila did I really (really!) missed my morning bootcamp sessions.
Obviously ~you never regret a workout~ and I’m so glad I kept at it when I didn’t really want to but it definitely made me appreciate bootcamp even more.
I missed sunrise, hankered for the sea and pushing myself in the great outdoors.
I left Manila on a high and flew on to Perth for my bestie’s little girls Christening ✈️
Before reaching Perth I flew via Bangkok – I haven’t been back to Bangkok since Feb 2016 when I left my life living on Koh Phi Phi (where Leonardo Di’Caprio’s “The Beach” movie was filmed).
Bangkok airport is legit ~where it all began~ for me back on 3rd Jan 2014; it was my first stop when I left the UK to travel 🙌
It was also the place where the BBC “Bangkok Airport” TV film crew was waiting for me!
So along with ending up mincing in a BBC documentary that particular airport holds so many great memories for me, I travelled through it so often when I was living free as a solo backpacker in 2014, 2015 and 2016!.
The Christening was such a lovely day! I am honoured to be a Godmother (one of a fabulous squad who just so happened to turn up colour-coordinated).
After 8 days, 3 countries, lots of work, a fabulous Christening and lots of working out all crammed in I left Perth ready to get back to Sydney.
Back to my own bed, my own desk and of course – my sunrise bootcamp sessions!
Winter Warrior starts this week, I am BUZZING to get stuck into this.
12 weeks of pushing it no matter what the weather is saying!
I shall, obvs, be giving it 110%! 💪
Grateful for the last 8 days! Thank you for reading.