Travel is a transformative experience and no one lives this truism more gloriously than Louie Hechanova, a perpetual world traveler who has visited 107 countries (out of the total of 195), some of them several times. In "Around the World in 20 Years," Agatha Verdadero profiles this adventurous Germany-based Filipino who collects memories and adventures the way others collect stamps.
Another committed world traveler, Rey E. de la Cruz introduces us to some kababayans he met while traipsing through the continent Down Under. "Pinoyspotting: Australia" continues our series that we started last year and to which we ask all of you to contribute to. Take some pictures of Filipinos you meet in your travels and send them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In another corner of the world, Manuel Hizon writes about the poignant plight of Filipino seniors in "Reality Bites Off the Strip in Vegas." It is a sobering reality that contrasts with the glitter and excess of Sin City, USA.
Our recipe in The Happy Home Cook: meatless Pancit Canton stir-fried with shrimps and vegetables by Elizabeth Ann Quirino, our resident food blogger.
And our Video of the Week: NBC 7 San Diego's Liberty Zabala covers the first Filipino School in the U.S.
Safe travels, everyone!