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The Massage Treatment in Bangkok, Thailand – August 27-28, 2011

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in Travel | 3 comments

Anyone who knows me is aware of my addiction to massages. Yet in all these years, I have never had an authentic Thai massage in Thailand despite my having been to Thailand several times in the past. At the end of my weekend in Bangkok I would have had 4 massages in all

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Soaking in Bangkok, Thailand – August 27-28, 2011

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

Whenever most people visit a place like Thailand (or Vietnam… or Cambodia), they usually go for the “cultural” tours like visiting ruins, temples, Buddhas, etc. I guess I was like that before. These days, I just simply love soaking up a place for what it is… today. I’d love to experience, to a certain degree, what locals experience.

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Swimming with the Whale Sharks, Donsol – March 15, 2009

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Beach, Roadtrip, Travel, Trek | 0 comments

The day after our tour of Mayon Volcano and Vera Falls, we were now up and ready to go swimming with the Whale Sharks or “Butanding”. People have said that the best time to go to Donsol is between February to April when the Whale Sharks pass through and are plentiful. We had to get up for our van’s 5am pick up as we started on our 2.5 hour trip to Donsol fom Legazpi City.

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Mayon Volcano, Bicol – March 14, 2009

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Roadtrip, Travel | 3 comments

I started my travel adventures on a “dare” to visit Taal Volcano in December of 2008. This was followed a week later by a trek to Mt. Pinatubo in January 2009. Thus was born a temporary love affair with volcanoes. I thus decided that I wanted to finally see the iconic Mayon Volcano. So after the Pinatubo trip, we went to PAL and booked flights to Legazpi City for a weekend trip from March 14-16, 2009. On this trip with me are Jasper Jugan (The Backpack Boy), Kent Macatangay, and Dru Leonardo.

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Greenhills… a shoppers’ haven

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in Rant | 1 comment

I love “Tianges.” Going around shopping malls is fine if you want the serenity of sterile retail shopping. But once in a while, when...

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Pawikan Conservation Center, Bataan – July 23, 2011

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Roadtrip | 5 comments

On the same trip as my failed visit to the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, was a planned trip to the Pawikan Conservation Center. I had read...

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EPIC FAIL! Bataan Nuclear Power Plant – July 23, 2011

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in Roadtrip | 14 comments

I am often asked where I get ideas for my lakwatsas. Sometimes I hear stories from friends about a place they visit. Sometimes I read about...

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Touring San Francisco (A DIY Day Tour)–June 16, 2011

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Roadtrip | 11 comments

While blogging about my walk around San Francisco, my visit to Muir Woods, and a trip to the Legion of Honor over the past few days, a...

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Legion of Honor, San Francisco–June 15, 2011

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Historical, Roadtrip | 0 comments

On my way back from trekking around the Muir Woods, north of the Golden Gate Bridge, I was passing through the Presidio when I decided to make a stop at the “California Palace of the Legion of Honor” (or just shortened to “Legion of Honor”), particularly to take a picture (or series of pictures) of The Thinker replica by the sculptor Auguste Rodin.

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Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, CA–June 15, 2011

Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Roadtrip, Trek | 2 comments

I woke up this morning and decided to revisit one of my favorite nature haunts. Today was forecasted as the hottest day of the week and I...

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