Hello world! Julienne (a.k.a. Yeni) here, the girl behind HKFiles, my first and original WordPress blog which I began initially as a project to document life in Hong Kong – from food reviews and events to hiking/cycling/travel tips. However, HKFiles is more of a reportage on the HK lifestyle, where I’ve been living for 6 years now (I moved in 2011 at the age of 22).
I never really felt like I could be more candid or personal with my posts over there, nor was it really relevant to talk about ideas or experiences outside of Hong Kong – of which I have many. So I decided to put up another blog to kick off my travels through Europe and beyond… who knows where life will take me after? Things are getting more and more exciting so I thought to share my experiences on this blog, and hopefully you’ll get something out of it be it information, inspiration, or pure entertainment. 🙂
Why Morena Travels? Morena in Spanish/Filipino means a tanned brunette (I’m very loosely defining here) – however, growing up in the Philippines being a morena was nowhere near as fun as it otherwise sounds. Being dark, having brown skin… sucked. You can read all about the growing up pains here (How I learned to love my own skin after moving abroad). After leaving Manila, though, I slowly realised that the colour which I thought made me look so unattractive was actually beautiful. So this is my way of embracing me in my own skin.
Lately, I’ve also been given the honour to become editor at We Are Sole Sisters, an award-winning travel blog and online platform for women empowering women to travel.
I’m always happy to hear from you, and respond as much as I can, so feel free to leave a comment or question below 🙂