About Rachel Arandilla
Hey! I’m Rachel Arandilla, the travel writer behind Postcard Pretty. I’ve lived in 5 different cities around the world and traveled to 40 countries. I travel at least once a month and my current home base is in Cebu City, Philippines.
I’m an entrepreneur, writer and host–but to define myself in one word, I’m a storyteller.
Just another girl made of fairy lights, rainbow sprinkles, and diabolical plans to take over the world.
I am the first to admit that I am a Jill-of-all-trades, master of none. I like to dabble myself with too many things! I have so many interests, hobbies and ideas!
I have a fine arts undergrad and an MBA, I did my studies at the Asian Institute of Management and did my last term exchange at The Wharton School in the University of Pensylvannia.
I always enjoy a good conversation. I like to talk about travel, history, philosophy, economics and business.
I wish I was more introverted, then maybe I could’ve been more intellectual. Friends are such distractions. I wish I had the urge to stay indoors more often, so I can read more often, study more often…
But then again, aren’t friends like borrowed books we take out from the library? Ones that get us like, “I wanna take you out on a drink? So I can get in your beautiful mind…
Engage with me in discourse of philosophy and history. I like figuring out how humans and systems work. Let’s talk about ideas. Recommend me your reading lists and podcasts.
Island girl, concrete jungles
“Postcards from Elsewhere” is a story of a travel writer who has essentially become a story cartographer—mapping her world not with landmarks and places but with the cast of colorful characters, and life lessons, she encountered during her many travels around Asia, Europe, and the United States.
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Read more about my weekly travel column at Sunstar Weekend at The Column
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