A Black Guy In The Philippines? Le…LeBron James!?!?

After spending 5 days in Boracay, I was back in Manila and I decided to spend the day exploring the streets dancing with my backpack speaker. The people were all so friendly and happy to see me enjoying their home. I even took pictures and played some games with the local kids! Things really got…

One Was Bit By A Monkey, The Other Chased By A Lion. True Story

I landed in Boracay, Philippines and had no time to waste! Soon as I settled in my hostel I signed up for the Boracay Pubcrawl. A little nervous, but excited too. I was traveling completely alone and this was first on the Itinerary. 10 minutes in and I was already meeting people from all over,…

Cellifornia World Tour 2: Italy And Then Some

I’ve always wanted to visit Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Greece had just been checked off the bucket-list (I’ll return one day) and being that I was in the US Air Force at the time, Egypt was restricted, so onward to Italy! This time around I wanted to do a mix of independent travel ( to…

Cellifornia World Tour 1: Epilogue

That’s it… I did it. I finally made it to one of the places I’ve always wanted to visit, and I did it alone. I made great friends (I still speak to some to this day), I learned all about Greece but maybe even more about Australia, and most of all I made some of…

You Know I Had To Peacock

After that cold Paris Night I made it to the airport and since my flight was a good wait, I put my headphones in, and I broke out the dance moves (Dab Dab Folk Folk Yahhhh!). Yo people thought I was a professional American dancer haha. And just when my head couldn’t get any bigger,…

It’s Been Good, It’s Been Great, It’s Been Greece…

Man a year and a half later and I still haven’t had moments better than these. Group Travel was a good way to get my foot in the door, maybe on day I can be one of those legit backpackers, until then, a layover in Paris, France.

Santorini Stumbling

For the last night you know we had to go out! Look ya boi bought some vodka in a water bottle to dinner so you know I was bouta be on! We hit the club, I was supposed to go skinny dippin’ back at the hotel but the guard was hatin’ at the pool, I…

Yeah, This So Beats Binge Watching Netflix

As this trip was winding down I took a minute to take it all in. One last good view of the horizon. The past 9 days were some of the best (if not the absolute best) of my life. Imean from waiting for the weekend just to watch netflix to this. How did I get…

Farewell Dinner: Bittersweet Goodbyes

Here we are at the grand finale already. A balcony dinner over a sun kissed Mediterranean sea in a city painted warm by the falling sun. That bitter sweet vibe was in the air because we all felt something good coming to an end. Good thing it wasn’t over yet. This was the last time…

Souvlaki: The Signature Dish Of Greece

So after that solo ride I hopped back on the quad to link back up with the squad down at the black beach. And well for lunch, of course I was gettin’ souvlaki! Okay so these souvlaki shops are everywhere like a Mcdonald’s (Mackers) in America, except, they’re actually really good. For 2 euro fresh…

Whole Squad Got Quads (No Uber Necessary)

For 25 Euro a day you can rent (hire) yourself a quad, and trust me when I say it’s the best way to get around Santorini. I mean quad biking through the Santorini streets (while listening to Drake’s “For Free”) is for sure a highlight its self for me. Winding twists and turns scaling the…

I Named My Donkey Kya

After that volcanic excursion, walking was out the picture, donkey me back! Aye these donkeys were really on auto pilot. You just sit and they take you all the way back up the mountain, no steering required! You gotta keep your voice down or they freeze up but other than that, a solid mode of…

You Ever Hike Up A Volcano?

Hike up a volcano, well that’s a good way to go out. But before I get to this volcano just know we had a boat voyage to get there and Grey UK strikes again. I look back and homie is sailing the ship! Like why didn’t I think if that. And I really thought I…

A Santorini Sunset: What We All Came For

When I think of Greece, this is the place that come to mind. This may be the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen in my life. The villas on the cliffs, the ships in the open sea anchored for the view, the way the sun painted the the white houses to a warm sunset orange,…

We’re Supposed To Wear Dress Clothes In Oia!?!

So You’re supposed to wear white and blue dress clothes here but I aint get the memo and showed up looking like a peasant. Anyways views for days! And all the ladies were their best too! Fancy resturants all around, donkey strolling through the city, and couples on honey moons or vacations. Imean with all…

Moments From Magic

Well this was it day 8/10 and we had just arrived in Santorini moments from the finale. The hotel was great because everyone was close so shouting to your neighbor was easy haha so lets all kick it at the pool.Oh ansd somebody dropped an acorn on my head and 1 year 6 months, later…

One Of My Favorite Photos

I venture off alone some times and as I was just walking enjoy the beach and the atmosphere, I just stopped and listened to music for a while. I did some people watching too, even had a brief conversation with the few Greek words I had been learning. As I am heading back to the…

The Quiet Side Of Greece

Seeing the quiet not as touristy side of Greece felt authentic. Seeing the local populous lay out fresh Octopus, seeing them paint their houses the iconic blue and white, or these ladies painting by the docks. It all just felt calming. Some sightseeing with a Greek lunch made for a good evening. I wish I…

Peace After The Party

Ahhh Mykonos was a good time but to relax and take in the peaceful sunset was equally satisfying. Themis (our tour guide) said we would all enjoy taking it easy here, and to my surprise, I loved it here. Food, Flowers, and Photoshoots. Chillin at the local hukah bar relaxing and retelling recent events, I…

Washing Abroad. This Finna Be A BREEZE!

Look man I have had my share of run-ins with washing in Europe and no lie, it hasn’t gotten any easier. I was down to my last 2 pair of draws ( I know its drawers but c’mon you know we say draws) and I’m gettin’ desperate fam. If I don’t wash soon Ima have…

Paradise Beach… What I Paid For

Maaaan why yal aint tell me paradise beach was gone pop off like that!?! Girls gettin naked dacing on tables (Let them Bitties Breave lil mama!), Exotics everywhere, I dont really drink but I’m four Long Islands deep! Dancing with women that dont speak the same language! Yo this is me getting my moneys worth!…