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Into the Burial Caves

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Views [710] | Scholarship Entry

The cold soaks into my bones as I inch my way into the mouth of Lumiang Burial Cave. I keep close to the ground, afraid of tumbling down into the darkness. Our guide raises an eyebrow but politely refrains from smirking. Can I blame him? He is doing the ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip


Photos: Passport & Plate - Asian Simmered Fish

PHILIPPINES | Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Ingredients ¼ kg fish fillet (I’ve used both cream dory and pangasius with good results) Poaching liquid: 1 small piece ginger 2 teaspoons (tsp) oyster sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp rice wine 1 tsp brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy ... Read more >
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What it means to be Filipino

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | Views [8686]

What It Means to be Filipino   Above: a sea of happy faces at the Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge 2011 - Bantayan Island, Cebu One thing that a lot of people love to complain about in the Philippines is that we are a country ... Read more >

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5 Must Do Things in Manila

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | Views [14038]

5 Must Do Things in Manila When Filipinos say come to Manila, we really mean come to Metro Manila, the term for the bustling megacity of 16 cities and 1 municipality that serves as our capitol region.  Being the most populous ... Read more >

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Best and Worst of the Philippines

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | Views [26524] | Comments [13]

Best and Worst of the Philippines Let’s be realistic here. Every country has its good and its bad points; nobody’s perfect. That is also why each country has its own unique “flavor” for visitors to discover and enjoy! Here are some things ... Read more >

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Photos: Mabuhay: Welcome to the Philippines

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

Home is where the heart is.
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Do's and Don'ts in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | Views [18802]

Foreigners I've met list the same few reasons for heading on over to the Philippines: amazing beaches; relatively low cost of travel; deliciously sinful and artery-hardening food; inexpensive liquor; and friendly people who can speak English.  ... Read more >

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