Hi! I’m Sherlyn and welcome to my travel and food blog!
I am an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Southeast Asian/ASEAN Studies from Manila, Philippines.
During my free time, I write, I travel, I eat, and I’m always hungry for more.
My interest with travel started when I was a little girl when my primary school sent me to different destinations in my hometown (Batangas, Philippines) to compete in different academic competitions. I saw beautiful churches, tried different food, and met fellow students and people from different places. In secondary school, I competed (and won!) the ASEAN Quiz Show for three consecutive years. That’s when I got to know ASEAN and Southeast Asia with all my heart and fell in love, real hard. I vowed to see all the beautiful places in ASEAN which I could only see in books back then. Nine years since casting that dream in stone, I already visited all of Southeast Asia. Life is sweet!
I took Political Science for my Bachelor’s Degree at De La Salle University Manila and learned more about the Politics and Governance in Southeast Asia (Oh, graduated Cum Laude!) and later earned my Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman where I also specialized in Southeast Asian Studies.
During until shortly after graduate school, I joined the Philippine government service and traveled around the country. Some of my travel destinations include islands with only less than a hundred family settlers and war/conflict areas. I traveled to do research and monitor and implement several projects. As a result, my love with travel further developed. That’s when I bought my first smartphone and camera to document all my travels. I took photos of everything — the scenery, food, people I met, and photos of me in landmarks and Instagrammable locations.
I decided to join the academe (something I’ve been really dreaming of) after leaving the government service and after realizing I’m not for an 8-5 desk job (routines don’t really work for me). I’m someone who embraces uncertainties and who wants to interact with different sets of people on an everyday basis. I also want a schedule flexible enough to squeeze in passion projects (like this travel blog about Southeast Asia!), hobbies, and travels. I have a Twitter account dedicated for my academic pursuits which you can follow here.
Where’s Sherlyn? is a travel blog about Southeast Asia (and beyond!) where I share everything related to things outside my job as a Lecturer. This includes my stories, the places I visited, the food I ate, travel and life lessons, among others. I’m not gonna tell you that traveling is beautiful 100% of the time, but it’s always just a matter of perspective.
NEW ARTICLES (JANUARY 2020)!
1. A Complete Guide to 11 Halal Restaurants in Baguio City, Philippines
2. A Practical Guide to a Day Tour in Vientiane, Laos: 12 Spots to Visit
3. Black Canyon Coffee: A Taste of Thai Food in Manila (Review)
4. 20 Southeast Asia Travel Bloggers to Follow on Instagram
5. 8 Spots to Visit in Surabaya, Indonesia
6. OJ’s Brew Calamba: A Travel-Themed Coffee Shop With Great Food (Review)
7. Shi Lin: A Place for Authentic Taiwanese Cuisine in Manila (Review)
8. Adventures and Misadventures in Macau (and How to Travel Solo as an Introvert)
9. A Complete Guide to 10 Instagram-Worthy Spots in Yokohama, Japan
10. Taipei, Taiwan Itinerary: Golden Age Route Walking Tour
11. Hokkie Coffee Makati: A Taste of Indonesian-Style Coffee in Manila (Review)
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