Granted a break from his TV projects, Enchong Dee spent time with his parents after his soap, Muling Buksan ang Puso, finished taping its last episodes.
By the time the teleserye's ending aired last October 4, Enchong was already with his parents and elder brother, AJ, in China and Mongolia for a bonding adventure.
“Gusto ko i-treat naman yung parents ko. Bawi, kumbaga,” the young actor told the media two weeks after the trip. It was, as Enchong described, an “adventure with his parents.”
He added, “Habang sila Mama kaya pang maglakad nang buong araw… may mga bagay na alam mo na eventually kailangan mong mag-adjust for them.”
More than a gift to his parents, the vacation was his way of making up for time lost with them.
“Sabi ko nga sa mga kaibigan ko, one of the best things that happened to that trip was nakikilala ako uli nila Mama kasi nga araw-araw akong nagtatrabaho since I don’t know when.
“Pero, yung trip na yun, napaaalala ko sa kanila kung paano ako kumain, kung paano ako magpatawa, kung sino na ako,” the 24-year-old actor relayed.
Enchong recalled it was nice not to have think of work the whole time he was away with his family.
ITINERARY. The Dee family’s getaway was spent in China where they visited The Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
The succeeding days were spent in Mongolia where, according to Enchong, the family experienced living in a yurt (a circular, dome-shaped tent made of skins and supported by wood lattice where Central Asians live), riding ATVs or all-terrain vehicles in the desert, and drinking horse milk.
The actor shared his experience with his fans and social media followers through his personal Instagram account.
In the first video, Enchong is shown devouring exotic street food: grilled sea horse, grasshopper, and lizard.
The family took the nine-hour train trip from China to the Kubuqi desert in Mongolia, the 4th largest desert in the world.
In this video, Enchong annotates animatedly his experience riding a camel.
In Mongolia, Enchong gulped horse milk, describing what's it like in this video.