Rick Steves

Salute to Rick Steves

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“Europe is ruined.” Thus pronounced a friend of a friend. Her complaint was one that many of us relate to. We want to be the lone traveler who has found our way to this quaint, unknown and oh-so-charming village. Trouble is, the village is…

I Love Laos! Southeast Asia's Gentle Jewel

Welcome to Laos! The first day in a new country can be pretty rough.  You instantly go from being competent – understanding the money, knowing how to say “hello” and “thank you,” to being a complete idiot.  My first day in Laos was…
Canon in Cuba

Real Pirates of the Caribbean

Disney got it wrong.  And since today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day , I thought we should set things straight about the real pirates of the Caribbean. First of all, let me pay respects to the thing they got oh so right - Johnny…

Dahab In My Mind

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“I can’t be bothered.”  That was the phrase I kept hearing.  It was a declaration of the traveler’s current state of inertia, an abbreviation of “I would swim in that warm sea, but I can’t be bothered to walk the three meters.”…
Apo Island

Snorkeling is Fun in Apo Island (Part 1)

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Colorful corals tower up to give shelter to variety of fishes. There seems to be a busy metropolitan of sea creatures down there.
Snorkeling is Fun in Balicasag Island

Snorkeling is Fun in Balicasag Island

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It’s getting hotter and hotter in the Philippines because summer is already here. One of the popular activities during summer is snorkeling since our country has been blessed with a teeming underwater world. For this week’s post, I’ll…
Snorkelling is Fun in Siquijor

Snorkeling is Fun in Siquijor

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I’m no scuba diver. I’m not a good swimmer either, but I love to explore the sea with all its living creatures underneath. Yes, I am also a selacophobic, but it didn’t stop me from discovering the undersea world. Since, I’m still saving…
Monk at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat: The Ruin that will Spoil You

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My father recently asked me which of my trips was the best.  I whined that it was an unfair question and refused to answer.  My favorite trip is the last one.  And the next one.  But there are a handful of experiences that rise to the top…
Veraneante Resort

Veraneante Resort: A Bohol hidden paradise

Relax yourself with serenity in this hidden paradise; Veraneante Resort is located in the flourishing island of Panglao, Bohol. This inland resort was inaugurated in September 2012 and since then it has been a hotspot for local and foreign tourists…
Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Plan, Prepare, and Prepare some more

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It was a long-time dream of mine to travel outside of the country. And just last December, I had my dream come true; I got myself a round trip ticket to “Asia’s World City” - Hong Kong. It all started with a spur of the moment invitation…