Siargao: A Different Kind of Heaven

A common expression among today’s urban youth stipulates that “You Only Live Once,” so much so that social networking profiles have been peppered with bucket lists and must-do’s to make life as worthwhile and...

Japan: The Japanese Food for Thought

By the time I finished cramming a piece of takoyaki into my mouth, I’ve come to believe that Osaka, albeit its diligence and restlessness, has yet to relinquish its zest for life. It is...

Bali Travel Guide

Indonesia is a very popular destination amongst Australian holiday makers, especially young people looking for a cheap and accessible holiday with their friends. Bali in particular has been become extremely popular, thanks to the constant...

Amano’i Resort: Subtly, She speaks of elegance and quietude

Crowded streets, ferocious motorbikes, famous landmarks, and tasty pho are not the only things Vietnam is famous for. There can be a respite from this country’s hustle and bustle. In fact, the country is...

Ticao Island: The Gentle Isle That is Ticao

“Snatch up the line the moment you feel a tug.” That was what my local fishing guide instructed me as he shelled open a dead shrimp and tore pieces off the peeled flesh to...

Zamboanga: The Spirit Must Soar

As it hosts an international bird festival, Zamboanga City flies high towards ecotourism renown. Bird-watching requires patience. This was something I learned from a bird-watching assignment a few years back, just in the outskirts of...

Leaving my heart in Two Seasons Coron

“It breaks my heart that I have to leave so soon. In such a short time, you have given me countless reasons why it’s hard not to fall in love with you, but I...

Cappadocia: Grounded in Cappadocia

The best way to see Cappadocia is to see it from afar. That, at least, is the general idea, one immediately impressed upon me by nearly everyone I had talked to since I arrived. I...

Ilocos Norte: An Affair with Miracles

“Walang himala!” (There are no miracles!) That was, at least, according to Elsa of the classic 1982 film Himala by National Artist Ishmael Bernal which, during its time, was foreseen as a low-yield production. Twenty-six...

Hong Kong : The Dragon’s Playground

Once again he caught a strangeness on the wind, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither odor nor perfume — just strange, and curiously exciting. “Superintendent, what’s that smell? Casey noticed it too, the moment Sven...

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