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2nd May 2016

The Philippines
Every time I read one of your blogs I realize how little of your country I actually saw-- and how large it is. So much to do and see. We'll have to find a way to come back. Keep those wonderful blogs coming. Love hearing about all of these celebrations.
From Blog: Warm Welcome
2nd May 2016

It's true. I haven't even attended festivals until just about four years ago, and am now planning my trips around these events. Do come back. I would love to read about the Philippines from foreigners' perspectives. :)
From Blog: Warm Welcome
28th April 2016
Moriones

Magical Marinduqueño!
What a heart-warming visit! I love the friendliness of the people (on the heart-shaped island), and the attitude of your hosts and their commitment to "the cycle of service." If everyone did that, what a wonderful world it would be! How wonderful too, the Moriones and the unique Philippine traditions for Holy Week--so different from those in South America. Congratulation on making it out to beautiful Marinduqueno to see another part of your incredible country.
From Blog: Warm Welcome
28th April 2016
Moriones

Thanks! I agree. A lot, not all, but a lot can be solved by being more kind and having a more humble attitude. Yeah, Filipinos have a lot of unique ways of celebrating religious days. I would love to experience a festival in South America one day, though.
From Blog: Warm Welcome
1st October 2015
Sala Kaew Ku

Sweet stillness
How lovely to linger in a languid land! The food looks yummy, the guesthouse gorgeous and how considerate that the tut-tut driver has images of tourist sites. Great idea to have a temple complex showing the stages of a person's life, but this is a pretty bizarre statue--maybe under every nightmare, there's a sweet dream? Looking forward to Laos with you.
2nd October 2015
Sala Kaew Ku

Thanks!
Yeah, the whole park gives off a bizarre vibe, actually. But it's really peaceful and it just draws you in and you can spend a few hours just relishing the calmness of the place. Thanks! I really had fun in this trip. :)
1st October 2015

Good to see you travelling again!
I can relate to what you're saying about feeling the need to be grown up and do grown up things now that I'm no longer in my 20's! I felt exactly the same and my trip to Canada two years ago should have been my last trip before I turned 30. But I lost that battle and can't bring myself to live like a responsible adult. Though I know I should get to it one day. It should have been this year but I already have plans until next year! Like you my first international trip was with my family in Thailand. I also love the challenge of overcoming communication barriers. Cheers!
1st October 2015

:)
Yeah, I realize that there are some people who make traveling their lifestyle and their bread-and-butter, and I thought I could be one of them - leave your day job, travel the world, and earn money while doing it. But it takes a special set of skills and character to be able to pull it off, and I lack those qualities. Plus, I have a different philosophy than other travelers so my priorities are different as well. It doesn't mean I can't travel in between chasing deadlines. Hehe. I've been doing a lot of traveling, actually, though I haven't been active updating this blog. Well, you don't have to sacrifice traveling if that's what really is your passion. You just have to find out a system that what works best for you. Keep on traveling! Cheers :)
5th February 2015
Preparing For Planting Time

Philippines
Ok, I'm always eager to read your blogs but they make me want to come back to the Philippines. You'd have to live there a couple years to scratch the surface on all the things to do.
From Blog: Wonder Stairs
6th February 2015
Preparing For Planting Time

Thanks!
Yeah, I understand. I've lived here almost my entire life and I haven't been to all the places I want to go to.
From Blog: Wonder Stairs
23rd January 2015

Cool trip! Cool pics!
Keep them coming! Great view from the top
From Blog: Wonder Stairs
13th October 2014

Brunei.......a different capital
Hi Jay....Dave here...hope you enjoyed your sojourn to an unique capital. We had a great time there over seven years ago. A small nation with loads of money, thanks to oil. Do they still import many low paid workers from other countries? I suspect so. Keep on blogging!
From Blog: Royal Capital
13th October 2014

I agree. It was very interesting to say the least learning about the city. Unfortunately I only had such a short time there I wasn't able to cover much ground and do the usual interviews with locals, join local tours, etc. I believe they still do, I saw and talked to a lot of Filipinos working as cashiers in stores.
From Blog: Royal Capital
16th September 2014

Dreaming of visiting Taiwan
Hi. Loved this post. We planned to get to Taiwan last year but it didn't happen. Still high on my list so will have to make it happen. So did you end up doing the 100 Waterfalls in Lao?
16th September 2014

You should. Taiwan is really an accessible place to visit. Hmm. I planned on going to Laos this October but I will have to cancel it because of some things beyond my control.
7th September 2014

Rizal
Thanks for bringing my attention to Rizal, I'm going to read up on his work. I love the colours in your photos, it suits the slightly nostalgic and very laid back feel of your blog.
16th September 2014

Thanks! It's a filter from a phone app called VSCO Cam and I'm hopelessly addicted to it.
6th September 2014
Casa redonda

Blogs
Always love your blogs always full of great stories. Great photo. We'd love to stay here.
16th September 2014
Casa redonda

Thanks!
I haven't been traveling a lot these days. Work happened. But I'm looking forward to hitting the road in the future again.
5th September 2014
Casa redonda

A fine hero!
Sounds like the kind of sweet, relaxing holiday that I love. How wonderful that your national hero wasn't a general, but a humanist and poet who contributed so much during his exile. Very inspiring!
6th September 2014
Casa redonda

Yeah, there's a debate in some circles around here on whether the national hero should be Rizal or Bonifacio, a nationalist revolutionary. But I agree with you - Rizal was able to wield a much wider influence without resorting to guns and swords.
15th February 2014

Amazing!
Going to Batanes in March...your pictures made me more excited!
16th February 2014

Thanks!
You'll also enjoy taking pictures there. :)
25th January 2014

Pagan parades and such
It is great to see photos of these cultural events. Everyone seems to be having a great time.
25th January 2014

It is fun!
It's also addicting. I'm planning to go to as many festivals as time and resources would allow. :)

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