The Plight of the Forest
Palawan hornbills (Source: Wikimedia)

The Plight of the Forest

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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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Manila: City of Contrasts
The friendly people at stalls in Chinatown

Manila: City of Contrasts

When in Manila, we stayed in the Ermita district, just a kilometer or so south of the old city district Intramuros. (To read about our visit to Intramuros, click here to our post.) Between the…

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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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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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Rocky Road to Paradise: Our Resorts in the Philippines – Part 2
In between kayaking, lunching and snorkeling on our private beach

Rocky Road to Paradise: Our Resorts in the Philippines – Part 2

At four different sites in the Philippines, two of which are described below, we experienced clear waters, abundant tropical fish, endless and varied coral reefs – all worthy rivals to what we have seen on…

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The Inland Attractions of Bohol
Making friends with a large butterfly at the gardens

The Inland Attractions of Bohol

In a previous post (click here to read), we admired the spirit of Bohol and its people's resilience in the face of challenges. We also noted the island featured a number of natural attractions, aside…

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Resilience and Resistance on Bohol
Retablo untouched by the quake at the Church of Baclayon

Resilience and Resistance on Bohol

We had planned to come to the island of Bohol for one purpose – to enjoy the spectacular diving and snorkeling off Panglao Island, just across a bridge from Bohol’s southern tip, about two hours…

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