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If you’re new to this blog, or to my travel stories, then you need to know something about me before reading further.  I am not a foodie.  It’s not that I don’t like to eat....

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We’re back home! We’ve been visiting family and friends and the most common questions is, “what was your favorite place?” Here are my favorite place of our last 18 months, in no particular order. Vietnam...

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When we look back on our travels and pick our favorite places we usually notice patterns or things that these places all have in common.  Cheap accommodation, friendly people, great weather, just to name a...

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‘I Survived Sagada’ is apparently the tagline of the small town of Sagada in the Mountain Province of the Philippines. We saw it on many t-shirts in the souvenir shops that line the main road....

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When I was planning our flights in and out of the Philippines last month, I found a really good deal from Manila to Hong Kong on AirAsia.  The flight left from a city about one...

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There is definitely a different atmosphere when visiting WWII sites in countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Burma, and the Solomon Islands.  Unlike Japan and the U.S., these countries were not only innocent bystanders, but were...

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We are back in Southeast Asia after a three-week break in Japan and Korea, and that means no more country-wide high-speed rail lines; it’s back to night buses, jeepneys, and pick-up trucks. We depart Manila...

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We’re back in the Philippines! The destination of our first international trip together in 2010, and the country that helped feed our desire for travel. Our first trip included the exotic, barely developed beach towns...

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Our flight from Manila to Tokyo was cancelled today, so we decided to spend it walking around the Mall of Asia, the world’s 10th largest shopping mall.  As we were looking for a place to...

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We’ve been in El Nido, Palawan for four days now, and this morning we decided to take a boat ride out to visit what’s known here as The Secret Beach, or The Keyhole Beach.  We...

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