Once long ago, in the 1970’s when I was in college, I was stuck at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in dead winter, after a longer flight from Europe. Planes weren’t leaving to the West Coast; it was socked in and at 3 am, the only airport place open for food was called “Terminal Diner.” Now this […]
Travel in and from the Philippines
Firstly, travel inside the Philippines gives the opportunity to experience many different cultures, languages and scenery. The Philippines has regions that are so different that it is almost like visiting a different country even just going from one town to another. As a group of 7,107 islands, the cultures present in the country are multiple. You can spend a lot of time traveling the Philippines without seeing all there is to see.
The other great thing about travel is traveling from the Philippines to other countries. Within just a short flight from the Philippines you can literally visit a dozen or more different countries! Take that out to 6 hours or less of travel and you can expand from a dozen to several dozen countries that are at your doorstep! It all leads to some great travel adventures from the Philippines without the need for long trips!
Of course, if you travel from the Philippines, coming home is always a great experience!
On good days, I tell myself that it could happen anywhere. That it’s all just a symptom of progress, which is both universal and inevitable. But those are the good days. There are other days, lately in increasing numbers, on which I curse the fates and shriek to the heavens; no, no, no, not now […]
So Boracay’s closed down now, for 6 months, maybe less, with soldiers practicing riot drills on the beach in case the locals revolt and the coast guard is circling the island to keep tourists off. Neither of those things will likely happen, riots or sneaky tourists disguised as locals. Boracay, the Philippines jewel, a long […]
The year 2017 was about to end, and with it, my membership with the Retired Activities Office. The RAO, as it is known, is located in Olongapo, near the Subic Freeport. That meant that a trip down from the mountains to the seaside was in order. It’s about a 6-hour drive for us, no matter […]
I’m gonna have to split this up into several articles, otherwise, a single article will be too unorganized and long. With that out of the way, let’s get to it. I think I mentioned it in my previous article, but I’ll put it here as well. This trip was kinda impulsively planned by me and […]
The past few months, I’ve made quite a few friends through a game I like to play. While most of them play from the States or on that side of the world, there are a few who play from South East Asia. A couple in particular, I’m pretty close to now. About a year and […]