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Boracay – November 26-28, 2011

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Beach, Travel | 10 comments

I’ve been to Boracay Island many times since my first visit in 2002 though my last trip was in 2008. There have been a lot of nice changes to the island and its facilities since then. Over the years, I have read complaints from folks who have complained about the changes to Boracay in the recent past. Pleasantly, I for one am happy with the current state of island, which according to Travel and Leisure is the #2 Island Destination in Asia and #4 in the world.

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Why I didn’t go anywhere this past 4-day weekend.

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Travel | 2 comments

This past weekend, October 29 – November 1, 2011 was the only four-day-weekend thus far this year. For days preceding this weekend, (and during the weekend) people asked me “So where are you going this weekend Jo?” Much to everyone’s surprise, my response was “no where… I am just staying home.”

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Thai Food Trip, Bangkok, Thailand

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Food, Travel | 0 comments

During my weekend trip to Thailand from August 26-29, I did not have much of an agenda. Actually I did not have any agenda. When I arrived at Kent’s hotel room on the evening of Friday, August 26, he asked me “so where are we going?” I told him I didn’t have any plans at that point in time. But one thing was clear, I wanted some authentic Thai food.

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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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Around San Francisco – June 13, 2011

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Travel | 2 comments

As I have said many times before (see past blog post), San Francisco is my favorite city in the world… outside of Manila of course (there...

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Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Adventure, Travel | 2 comments

On my way back from Queenstown to Manila (via Singapore), I had several hours to spare in Auckland, New Zealand before my next flight. I...

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Hang Gliding! (Again)

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Adventure, Featured, Travel | 3 comments

I went on my first Hang Gliding adventure last year, in San Francisco over the Mt. Tamalpais mountain. For my third air dropping adventure...

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