“Manila I am coming home“

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” – Jodi Picoult

So how long has it been? It was 2016 when we last stepped into my beloved homeland. Plan was to go back in 2020 but that didn’t happen because you know why.

It is now 2023 and I am feeling quite tearful as well as excited. It is lovely to see the hustle and bustle of the Philippines once again after 7 long years.

A view of our aircraft through the window of the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

Inspired by Ludwig’s Monday Windows Challenge

Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge

So for now it is goodbye Melbourne. I shall be back in 3 weeks! Wish us luck that there won’t be any airport problems and we will be safe healthwise.

At the bottom are two public art of Melbourne opposite us while waiting to board.


  1. XingfuMama says:

    Safe and happy travels!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks my dear 😍

  2. Ludwig says:

    Enjoy your visit and good luck with everything. This is a very fine photo.

  3. Toonsarah says:

    Safe travels, and enjoy!

    1. Teresa says:

      I will try my very best to enjoy each and every day! Thanks Sarah!

  4. restlessjo says:

    Hug and kiss everybody for all you’re worth. I know you will, Teresa. God speed!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Jo! So far all is perfect on my side of the world.

  5. vinneve says:

    It’s been a long time since so yes traveling back to PH is a must! Enjoy!

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, long overdue!

  6. Alison says:

    Have a fabulous time Teresa 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      I am really having a great time. But sadly , no time to blog. Will be writing about my wonderful Memories when I get back to Melbourne.

      1. Alison says:

        Thats great Teresa, hoping to read all about it when you return.
        Maybe you can just post a photo now and again 🙂

        1. Teresa says:

          I guess I will post snippets of my time here!

          1. Alison says:

            Yes you should otherwise it will be too overwhelming when you get back
            Title it “moments from manilla”

          2. Teresa says:

            Thanks for the suggestion. 😍

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