Friday, July 29, 2011

Travel Playlist

Music soothes the soul, and makes everything relaxing especially when I'm traveling. Some travel purists say that listening to music while traveling sometimes takes away the experience of being displaced, but what the heck. I enjoy listening to music but I admit, I can survive a journey without it.
Below are some of my favorite songs, the ones I ended up listening to when I was on a ferry boat to Bantayan Island (mostly Deathcab for Cutie albums) and going up north alone.

photo from here
1. Clocks by Coldplay-
I've associated this song with the image of Peter Pan flying to Never Never land. (This was the soundtrack to that movie, I think). It conjures freedom. So whenever I go island hopping or on a bus somewhere, this song always makes the playlist!

2. Moviescript Ending by Deathcab for Cutie -
Virgin Suicides is one of my favorite movies and this is included in the OST. Loved Deathcab since 2004! Imagine your self on a boat and a camera craning towards you and the open seas, and this song playing in your ears...bliss.

3. Cinema Paradiso OST by Ennio Morricone
Cinema Paradiso is one of my favorite films. This is also my working playlist whenever I'm writing. It stimulates my all my senses!

4. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeah's
This is one of my favorite songs. There are also quite a few memories conjured when I play this. Gotta include this in the playlist!

5. Love song by The Cure
Perfect for laidback and carefree road trips! If you want you can include all songs by The Cure, guaranteed upbeat, travel music.

6. There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths
"To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die". This is also my walking soundtrack--I remember walking around Iloilo with this song.

7. Nemo by Nightwish
IPerfect when you just want to drown in the music and the soprano voice of Tarja Turunen (the replacement vocalist is bleh)

8. Crash Into me by Dave Matthews Band
- Such a dreamy song. Loved this song for the longest time! Calming, and yes perfect for emo-trips.

9. The Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine
- recent favorite! Inspirational. I listen to this when I hop on the treadmill too!

10. Hummingbird Heartbeat by Katy Perry
This song is so much fun! I have Katy Perry album in my Itouch and this is my most favorite song of hers. So upbeat and cheery!

What is your travel playlist?
More Cebu entries up next!


  1. thanks for the comment! so true! =)

  2. I love The Smiths:-)

  3. apple! thanks for the comment. me too! ang dami pa'ng hindi kasama dito na songs. makes me want to travel now na! =)