Actress Janine Gutierrez penned a short yet reassuring message to fans and fellow travel enthusiasts who are currently stuck due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The first time I left the country, I was already 24. I had always ALWAYS wanted to travel but it was just too expensive and for the longest time I didn’t even have a passport,” she shared on Instagram yesterday, Aug. 7.
“Ever since that first trip, I’ve been so lucky (and hungry enough that I’ve said yes or forced my way into every opportunity to leave),” she added.
The actress, whose post came with a photo from her trip to Florence, Italy, noted that she is stuck in the Philippines for now, although “that turned out to be a good thing.”
For both travel enthusiasts and aspiring travelers, Gutierrez advised: “In the meantime, let’s make our lists and imaginary itineraries and hope against hope that everything gets better soon.”
“I hope you never get too sad about feeling stuck or missing an opportunity or running into a change of plans you didn’t want,” she said.
“What’s meant to be will find its way. stay safe and we’ll get out of this. Oh, the places we’ll go,” Gutierrez added.
The actress recently got together with her boyfriend and fellow actor Rayver Cruz for the latter’s 31st birthday on July 20. They were joined by Rayver’s older brother Rodjun and his wife, Dianne Medina. /ra