To Latin America!

I left my heart in Peru

Peru with my Fujifilm X-E1

Kamusta? ¿Cómo estás? What’s up? I’m Lean Rosendo Sanchez and welcome to my visual diary! Well, video games was one of the major reasons why I started travelling. I know.. I know. The game was set in renaissance era Florence, I vividly remember that I thought the city looked damn glorious in pixels. That’s when I decided to make it my life’s goal to visit Florence. I have made it there last year.

Now I guess it is time for a new adventure!

Chicken & Beer yo!

Of all the things that can inspire me to embark on my travels, a video game!

Chicken & Beer yo!

My own photograph of Florence at dusk.

Chinese looking Filipino with a Spanish name here! I was born in Iloilo, Philippines, then I moved to Brunei when I was very young. Moved back and finished my studies in Manila and now I am based in Singapore working as a professional in Information Technology. My next big goal is to live, travel and volunteer in Latin America for as long as I can.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

I believe that you shouldn’t build your life around your job, but build your life around what you love doing. I want to be all about traveling while being truly free, meeting people from different walks of life and being smacked clueless in the middle of another culture. I’m not that person yet but I am now working my way towards that.



“So what is next for me? …Latin America.”

“I left my heart in Latin America” is what I said to myself after travelling there 2 years ago. I fell in love with the language, the contemporary culture and the overall Latin vibe. After getting back in Singapore I started learning their language, I listened to their songs on repeat, I watched their movies and I started hosting their travelers, became friends with amazing people from different walks of life here in Singapore. I immersed myself with Latin culture as much as I can in Singapore. Suddenly it wasn’t enough. I wanted to be there.

Everything changed for me one Wednesday morning after receiving a message in Instagram from a fellow traveler. Right there and then I finally decided that I should do something that matters to me, something different. Something that will feed my soul and I came to realize that I’m not happy anymore. I realized I haven’t done anything for the first time in a long time and I have been way too comfortable.

“So here’s is my plan: Buy a one way ticket to Bogota… and that’s it.”

So here is is my plan: Buy a one way ticket to Bogota… and that’s it. You may ask.. what comes next? I seriously have no idea, so I guess wherever my feet will take me. So for how long? I don’t know. 6 months? 2 years? I have no idea what is waiting for me on the other side of the world. I plan to be more closer to humanity, nature and myself without the constraints of society.

Yes, I am fully aware of what I am leaving behind and there is a possibility that I might fail.. if this was me 3 years ago? I’d probably chicken out, for sure. Things have changed for me. I have changed, my view of the world has changed, my view on money has changed. I want to turn my life around.. again. All I know is I am never ever going to regret my decision. I want to love life and I want life to start loving me back.

So if my personal mission relates to you, it would be my pleasure to have you accompany me through this journey and Forgetting About Mondays.

P.S. I already have the one-way plane ticket.