One of the nice things about the Philippines is that it is not as touristy as all of the mainland Asian countries, which means that it is much easier to find a nice quite area on the beach where you can relax without someone trying to sell you something every 5 minutes (we only had to deal with it once or twice a day).
Philippines: PART 1 April 29th 2006 This year for Golden Week (basically a week of national holidays in Japan) we decided to travel to the Philippines. Originally it was just going to be Casey and I, but we ended up travelling with two of Casey's friends from Berkley, Mischa and Ryan.
Our adventure started early Saturday morning with a trip to the Fukuoka airport where we barely made our plane. Luckily, China Air was nic ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Bohol 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
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain
Hey everyone! I have started this journal in order to keep you informed of my adventures in Japan, as well as my travels throughout Asia.
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