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Site Description: notes on travel, food, culture and basically anything under the sun.
Date Joined: Sep 17, 2010

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Living the Life of a Modern Muslim Woman
on Mar 24, 2013 in Modern Muslim Woman The life led by a Muslim woman today could not be further from the lives they had even at the turn of the century. What was the traditional role of Muslim women? Wife and stay at home parent. Few opportunities for interacting outside...

Birthday Island 2013: Island Garden City of Samal
on Mar 10, 2013 in samal island philippine beaches Afternoons at Sunset Beach Park. While there are no written rules about it, I think it is almost mandatory to pay Samal Island a visit after conquering Philippines’ tallest. Almost every mountaineer we’ve talked to before our expedition told...

It's A Balloon Party!
on Feb 19, 2013 in pampanga hot air balloon festival festivals The balloons are taking charge this month! The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) is an annual event featuring balloons from all over the world. Over the years, it has become a convention of sorts for these colorful balloons,...

On Solo Female Travel: The Joys, Myths and Some Safety Tips
on Feb 14, 2013 in lightbulbs solo female travel At the foot of Mt. Tapulao, Zambales. Whenever people would ask me about my travels, there is always a look on their faces that tells me outright how elated they are to hear the experiences I share them. The round eyes, the wide smiles, and the spa...

14 Fun Facts About February 14
on Feb 12, 2013 in valentine's day lightbulbs Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville Robert Doisneau, 1950. You are reminded of it from the moment February kicks in. Your morning news reporter tells you a story of a crazy act a man had done for his woman to show his love, counting it as romanti...

Photo Diary: Partying at Manila Chinatown
on Feb 10, 2013 in binondo manila chinatown chinese new year festivals Nobody celebrates New Years the way the Chinese do. The rituals, the beliefs, the colorful dancing dragons all add up to a party that not even David Tutera's parties could beat. Not even close. They prep up for this year's biggest party a week bef...

Panagbenga Festival 2013
on Feb 6, 2013It's the season of full blooms again! Photo Credit: Atty. Chris Linag The season of blooming is here again!   The Panagbenga Festival, the much-awaited month-long festival of flowers, had been formally launched last November, 2012 with thi...

Travel Essentials: Inside the Bag of a Wanderer
on Feb 5, 2013 in lightbulbs travel essentials Do you really need all these? Photo Credit: Virtual Tourist “Not all those who wander are lost” said J.R.R Tolkien.  And how true it is! A lot of us often feel the tug of new places, new cultures, new horizons, and some of us respond t...

Wai Ying: Our Sunday Chinese Dine In
on Feb 4, 2013 in city dish wai-ying restaurant

Batad Rice Terraces: When Trips Go Unplanned
on Feb 3, 2013 in batad rice terraces ifugao Your green amphitheatre. One summer holiday when we climbed Mt. Napulauan, we had the grandest opportunity to set foot on three of the five clusters of the Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras. In what was supposed to be exclusively a climbing trip,...

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