Hi there! Welcome to Lamyerda! Lamyerda is a Filipino slang meaning to travel around, wander or explore new places. My name is Riz and I’m on a travel mission across the world without quitting my job! How will I do it? Join my journey as I explore each and every wonderful city, unravel history to reach my dream. Work. Family. Eat. Love. Travel. Repeat.

Quit your job and travel the world – ah yes, I’m one of those people who daydream about escaping to a tropical paradise with no boss, no commitments, no obligations, no deadlines and just simply enjoys the freedom of not having a typical soul-sucking day job. Full-time travel must be self-fulfilling for sure to which only who are enjoying the nomadic lifestyle can truly understand. I admire these people who have the courage to sell their stuff, quit their jobs and travel the world.

The idea of quitting a job and globetrotting full time sounds like fun but it’s not for everyone, at least not for me. I crave for some adventures once in a while with a 9-5 job and in that case, I travel according to my income. Travel changed my life and it is my kind of reward for my hard earned work. As a third world passport holder, I find it hard to ditch my job, pack my bags and travel the world but this does not stop me from traveling to my desired countries with or without visas.

I’m currently an expat in Malaysia and I find ways to travel as much as I can, be it outside of the country or just making the most out of my weekends. I love looking forward to upcoming trips, escaping a few weeks from my mundane life and being able to throw myself back in my most comfy, familiar bed. Life balance is essential for me. In fact, when my trip is about to end, I feel excited to go home. There is this euphoric feeling to go back and share all my travel experiences to my friends and loved ones. There is nothing like coming back home after a long holiday which for me makes travel, even more, better.

If you are like me, stick around and I would love to share my wonderful memories on the road without quitting my job or breaking the bank.

  • Hi,
    Hope you are doing well !.I reached to your blog and found interesting content over it.We also run a few travel related website and blog ,looking for good travel website or blog for earning back links.In return i will also provide you link back to your website from our other travel related websites.We can also exchange post for each other blogs.
    Thanks & Regards

  • Wow, if you do Eat Pray Love in Bali, that’d be fantastic. I am from Indonesia and visit Bali frequently, so let me know if you need any information.

    Your travel blog is great. Great job, Riz! Here I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Riz 🙂

    Subhan Zein

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  • great blog you have. remind me to keep travelling and see the world. 🙂

  • Louis Daleandro

    You look like do much fun to travel with..

  • hope to join in your vietnam-cambodia-thailand trip 🙂

  • Hello Riz,
    I find your blog very interesting. I have to visit more often from now on.
    Would you include me in your ptb page? I am a Filipino-Canadian based in Toronto. Will be travelling to the Philippines frequently soon.
    My travel blog is:
    I will reciprocate the favour. I will add your site to my Partners page. Will that be okey with you?
    With my best regards, Salamat.
    Freddie Miranda