The Thrill-a of Manila: Calm and Frenzy
The interior of San Agustin Church, Manila

The Thrill-a of Manila: Calm and Frenzy

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Impeccably dressed women flowered brightly against the grey backdrop. Formally suited men conversed quietly.  Limousines and old cars moved slowly in and out of the small parking area, vigorously directed by a few parking managers.…

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Horsing around at the Auckland Lantern Festival
A lantern teahouse under the February moon

Horsing around at the Auckland Lantern Festival

New Zealand prides itself on celebrating the diverse array of ethnicities and homeland origins of its people. On its national holiday in February, it celebrates its founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, which made peace…

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Waiting on the World to Change, by a Coral
A coral in its garden (courtesy of Brittany Ward)

Waiting on the World to Change, by a Coral

Note: Each night at El Nido Miniloc Resort we were given a one page story that sought to educate us, in a fun way, about the fragile environment we live in, how we impact it,…

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Crossing Sugarland, where cane is king
Loading cane on the truck

Crossing Sugarland, where cane is king

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The old farm trucks we passed on the road, with some difficulty, were precarious, jouncing up and down on well-worn shocks, and teetering from their top heavy loads of sugar cane. They’re basically narrow flatbeds…

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