El Nido, Philippines with Emily, Mom, & Dad January 31st 2012 Living on a subtropical island such as Taiwan means that the winter does indeed bring cool weather, with conditions perhaps comparable to a damp autumn day in North America. Nevertheless, traveling south past the tropic of cancer, which passes through Taiwan near the medium sized city of Chiayi, puts you in swimming-year-round territory, and another hour south by plane brings you to the Philippine ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Palawan » El Nido The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
I an a nomad of Canadian origin that has been exploring the various corners of the world for over 10 years. My education is in Anthropology and Religious Studies, and in my travels, I have focused on visiting and photographing the spiritual centers of the world. I have been to 45 countries, with highlights including Burma, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Syria, Guatemala, and China.
I have taught English in Thailand, Korea, China, and for the last 5 years, Taiwan. I'm not backpacking as much as I used to, but my daily life in Taiwan... full info