Philippines 2007 May 19th 2017 Legaspi, Luzon, Philippines
I've just returned home from my odyssey through Cambodia, Thighland, Malaysia and the Philippines. I set sail from Saigon on April 13th in a bus. In fact I bused it all the way to Bangkok. Then I flew to Kuala Lumpur and on to Manila. After travelling around the Isles of Philip for 3 weeks by bus, boat and plane, I flew back to KL, took a sleeper train to Penang ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Legaspi 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've been teaching English for over 40 years - in England, Egypt, Tanzania, Argentina, Venezuela, Ghana and now Vietnam. At 69, I'm still going strong and have no wish to retire. I enjoy my job, which gives me plenty of time to relax and travel. In toto, I've visited 68 countries. I'm married to a Vietnamese woman and have been living in Ho Chi Minh City since 2001.
Outside of work I am a chess fanatic (Tanzanian National Champion in 1991), devotee of blues and jazz music, imbiber of fine malt whiskies (especially from Islay), bibliophile (Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Brian Moore, Philip Larki... full info