We are Leo and Nina Castillo, the Shoestring Travelers. We both were born and grew up in Metro Manila, Philippines. Leo used to work as a civil-structural engineer and Nina as a certified public accountant but left their jobs to work for a Christian organization where we met. As a married couple we have traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia and beyond and lived in the U.S. for almost 3 years – all part of our work with our former organization.
We returned to our home country in 2008 and continued our travels to various destinations in the Philippines. This blog is a reflection on our present and past travels and how travel has widened our horizons and broadened our understanding of various cultures.