I’m not lucky cuz I’m with a white man – we are BOTH lucky to have each other cuz we deserve the best! Check out our DIY Travel Guides here and for cheap hostels around the world, check the list here.) This is also for all the Filipinas who are being judged for dating a Foreigner instead of our Filipino men!Here are the most common misconceptions that I want to clear up – We would love to hear other Filipinas’ stories so please feel free to share your experience below ! At the time, there were plenty of job opportunities in Ireland.I simply wanted to spread my wings and live overseas.If you’re traveling on your own, you’ll meet a lot of travelers – mostly European, and being a backpacker you shouldn’t expect another backpacker to take you to an expensive restaurant – oh and he’s British btw.After few months of just keeping in touch on facebook while I continued my solo backpacking, Jon and I decided to be officially together, and we’re now together for almost two years!“I won’t go in with you because, you know yourself, I’ll be all day parking. Saoirse would grow up around family in Cork and we would have some additional support which we were lacking while living abroad.
For many it seems like starting their life from scratch at an older age and building a social circle from zero. Making friends will take time, effort and patience, but provided that you stay open-minded it may lead you to make some fascinating connections.It hit me a few weeks after moving to Istanbul two years ago.I was stressed and confused by so many things like accommodation and paperwork, but what struck me the most was the realization that I did not have any friends.Even though he was less than satisfied that I did not have a return ticket from Jersey, Channel Islands nor a job to start the following Monday, he helped me take my bag out of the boot. I also met my husband, Craig, who is originally from South Africa. Where were we going to settle with this tiny human? Having our daughter, Saoirse, proved to be a huge motivation to want to put down roots. A move to Ireland would call a halt to the endless phonetic spelling of Saoirse’s name.What was to follow was the same departing speech I would hear for the next 13 years each time I was driven to the drop off point outside Cork airport. In April 2015, we welcomed our baby girl into our family. Of course, this was a mere tertiary reason in our decision-making process.