Who Am I?

Ichigo Eric - Travel Blog Profile PhotoA few years ago, I fell in love with Photography.
Then, travel. Then, food. So, I decided that I should write travel stories: a little bit of travel, food and lots of photo.

I take joy in writing what I feel; unfortunately, my writings won’t help any fellow travellers to plan for a better trip or what is there to see. It is a monologue of a traveller who yarns to see the world and to share his stories.

The phrase ‘Free Soul in a Bird Cage’ resonates well because, in our lives, we can be free as birds if we choose to be, yet we are still bounded in earthly chains.

Traveling make one wiser. You discover new things by going on a trip, immerse yourself in the culture, history and the way of life; appreciate what we have and what we lack.

Traveling is a never-ending quest.

The harder you try to achieve, the more you realize how far away that dream is. It is a soul-searching mission to find the missing pieces and trying to interpret what life means to different people. The only thing we discover is how little we know. (And we are already prejudiced in our opinions.)

Remember your roots

Over the years, I have slowly realized how little I know about my home country; the history and heritage. On the personal level, I felt that I should understand more how my ancestors came about in the historic eras; the rise and fall of dynasties, kingdoms in Southeast Asia. Being in the region, we were influencers, we were influenced. We were conquerors, we were conquered. I am embarking on a journey to understand how history has shaped Southeast Asia and how it influenced mine.

Meaning behind travels

I love it when there is a meaning behind my travels. It makes me feel that I am trying to understanding something, like looking at a small piece of jigsaw piece and trying to see how it fits into a huge map. Head over to my travel bucket list and you will see what I am talking about.


6 thoughts on “Who Am I?

  1. Hi Eric,

    This is Saul at GPSmyCity, a publisher of travel apps on iTunes App Store and Google Play.  We have reviewed your blog and are interested in working with you to convert some of your blog posts into mobile apps so they can be sold on iTunes App Store and Google Play.  There is no cost to you – we work with blogger on a revenue share basis.

    If you wish to learn more about this opportunity, please reply to my email so I will send you additional information.  

    Thanks and regards,
    Saul Tarasoff


      1. Hi Eric,Thanks for getting back to me.  I will send you two emails. This one is about the giveaway sponsorship and another email, after this one, about converting your blog posts into mobile apps (Blog2App).  First of all, a little background information.  GPSmyCity makes popular iOS and Android apps that feature self-guided city walks in over 470 cities around the world.  Each one of our apps contains from a few to over a dozen of self-guided walking tours for a single city, allowing visitors to explore on foot the best of the city at their own pace. We are currently sponsoring a giveaway of the app promo codes on the qualified travel blogs. The giveaway is designed to drive reader engagement and traffic to the blog and, at the same time, to raise awareness of our apps.This is how it works.  GPSmyCity would like to offer you 20 promo codes of one of our full-version city walk apps to be given away to your blog readers.  Each such code allows a free download of the app, which normally costs US$4.99 at the App Store or Google Play.In your next blog post, you may offer a contest to your readers so they could win a promo code by engaging with your blog article.  Here are some of the possible contest ideas for your readers to receive a promo code:- Reader must comment on the article- Reader must submit a city attraction photo- Reader must nominate his/her favorite city attraction- Reader must recommend a restaurant to taste the local food……The sponsored blog article does not need to be an app review or recommendation; it may well be on a topic that you have planned writing about anyway, but it should mention the contest at the end of the article. You thus retain complete control over your blog content.GPSmyCity would like to build a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship with travel bloggers.  Pursuant to this agenda, we intend, from time to time, to run giveaways and other forms of advertisement on our partner blogs for mutual benefits.  Please let me know if you are interested in this giveaway opportunity.Best regards,Saul TarasoffGPSmyCity.com


  2. Hi Eric,

    I am Pinakie from New Delhi, India. I am publishing a book on the nathuropath doctors of India in a coffee table book format.

    In one of the dividers I want to use “Pretty cobblestones street of Le Marais” photo from your “Streets of Paris.” I need your permission to print it and I will give due credit with your name on the book.




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