Japan: A Thoughtful Travelogue

Japan: A Thoughtful Travelogue

A visit to Japan brings delight, but it also triggers reflections on a bitter past.

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Did I Stay Too Long at the Fair?

Did I Stay Too Long at the Fair?

From festival queens to freaks and geeks, the Filipino carnival is a colonial inheritance.

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Boracay in Rehab

Boracay in Rehab

There has been progress in the rehabilitation of Boracay, but there is still some work to do.

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Destination Peru

Destination Peru

To take a “breather” try Cusco, Peru.

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To the Lighthouse – on Capul Island

To the Lighthouse – on Capul Island

Yes, you can stay in a lighthouse on an island in the Philippines.

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Holy Week! Baguio’s Still Worth Your While

Holy Week! Baguio’s Still Worth Your While

Why despite the evident “deterioration” of Baguio’s nostalgic pine-scented, quiet and stress-free atmosphere, the city still beckons.

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A Passage to India, 2019

A Passage to India, 2019

A visit to the land of the extravagant maharajahs and rahnis, their fabled palaces, the other land of “call centers” and Bollywood (although Mumbai was not on the itinerary). 

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Maginhawang Buhay: A Nearly Impossible Dream for Tourism Workers?

Maginhawang Buhay: A Nearly Impossible Dream for Tourism Workers?

A young Fil-am reflects on the style of tourism she encountered in Cebu.

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From Brooklyn to Buscalan: A Journey to Whang Od

From Brooklyn to Buscalan: A Journey to Whang Od

Meeting Whang Od, the oldest living traditional mambabatok artist, is worth the mountain trip.

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Discovering Pacquiao’s Sarangani

Discovering Pacquiao’s Sarangani

Find out why Manny Pacquiao’s home district is a knockout.

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