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Saddleback Haven

Just under an hour’s drive from Davao City is this slice of heaven 2,800 feet above sea level. Amidst the lush greenery, with a panoramic view of Mt. Apo and Mt. Talomo, is this mountain vacation villa where men and … Continue reading

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An Invitation To A Children’s Village in Bustos, Bulacan

Years back, I wrote about Fr. Boyet’s project here in Bonga Menor, Bustos, Bulacan. Called “Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres“, it housed about 120 street urchins then. Today, there are 160 of them. Boys who used to … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Life @Acuaverde

Beats flying to some island just to laze around the beach. It’s not near but we’ve decided on this drive south of Manila so we can enjoy the beach with our beloved canine. The three hour-drive can be broken with … Continue reading

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Going Gaga in Gaggan 

Bangkok. Here for a wedding. And a dinner. And what a magical dinner! Everything is a piece of art and a wonder of science. A genius play on creativity, ingenuity, art and technique.  Gaggan Anand. The Asian Czar of Gastronomy. … Continue reading

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The Hall Of 1,000 Tatamis

In the island of Miyajima, Hiroshima, one finds the gigantic, floating vermilion Torii Gate which has graced the covers of many Japanese tourism magazines, books, calendars and posters. Indeed, the floating, iconic Itsukushima Shrine is a beauty. One can even … Continue reading

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A Food Trip Across Japan With A JR Rail Pass 

For this trip, we needed 2 things: a big appetite & a JR Pass. The first comes naturally; the second is heaven-sent. Not only because a JR Rail Pass meant savings, but more so because it was convenient, time-saving and … Continue reading

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A Preview Of The Nakasendo (Magome to Tsumago)

Nakasendo. The whole hiking trail involves over 500 kilometers. About 300 miles of Edo-era post road connecting Kyoto with Edo (now Tokyo). All in all, there are 69 post towns, some very well-preserved or restored. Imagine them feudal lords, samurais … Continue reading

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