Not that I’m any less curious in my middle-aged years. I am. I just don’t dive in head first as much as I used to. I’m more deliberate now. I do research and I plan. Obsessively.Read More
If these pictures don't make you want to visit Kyoto today, then you're either dead or stupid.Read More
Manila is far from perfect. In fact, there’s a lot wrong with it. It’s polluted, traffic is atrocious, and petty crimes seem to happen on the regular. But as often as I find myself disliking it, one thing never changes. I love this city.Read More
So nice and polished is this place that the term "food court" doesn't do it justice. Like "third wave" to describe artisanal coffee, "food hall" would be more appropriate.Read More
Filipino food may not be as pretty as other cuisines like Japanese or Korean, but what we lack in presentation we more than make up for in flavor. Bottom line, our food is damn tasty.Read More
Eat Well, Travel Often.
Z Hostel is a great place to stay at in Manila. It's clean, convenient, reasonably priced, and centrally located. The staff is courteous and well-trained, plus it's got an awesome vibe.Read More
If you like seafood and don’t mind the soppy, fishy, often stinky conditions of an authentic wet market, then a visit to a dampa in the Philippines is a must.Read More
Without a doubt the premier tourist attraction in Manila, I came to Intramuros today expecting a fun day cruising around on bamboo bikes. Little did I know that I would also leave with a more profound appreciation of this historical place, and my city.Read More
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
Seeing Spoliarium was incredible, but collectively, the works in this room blew me away. I’ve long admired these paintings in books so to finally see them up close, so close in fact that I could actually touch them, was something else.Read More
You'd think that applying for a tourist visa to any European country would be more difficult, especially for Filipinos, but it wasn't. At least not with Turkey. In fact, this has been one of the easiest for me.Read More