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.