There are two things I do when I arrive at a travel destination: eat local food and have a massage. Here’s a list of “clean” massage parlors I’ve seen (only tried one) in General Santos City.
My family is a bit traditional in many ways. Here is how New Year’s Eve is celebrated in the Philippines.
Siquijor is said to be an island of witches. Here’s my experience of a different kind of magic when I went to this Island of Fire in the Visayas.
Here are things you can do in Saigon (HCMC), Vietnam for a few days.
Recently, I took a Vietnamese friend to take a ride in the Pasig River Ferry Service, starting from Guadalupe and ending in Quiapo. I confess that it was my longest trip so far, and I was quite enchanted at the changes in the river that had previously been so polluted that mere mention of its…
Kota Kinabalu is famous for Mt. Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia. Here are other things to do in Kota Kinabalu.
Want to backpack in Northern Philippines? Here’s a suggested itinerary.
If you are in Shanghai and have a bit of time, don’t miss going to Tongli, just 2 hours away. This small, water town is so charming and serene you won’t want to leave. China’s Sex Museum is here too!
If you want to find out how Filipinos observe Easter, go spend the Holy Week in Pampanga where they still hold live crucifixions as a form of penance.
Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Mabini, Batangas is a must for those who appreciate beauty and seek the serenity that only being up in the mountains can bring.
On my third visit to HCMC, Vietnam, I took my time and met more people, both locals and foreigners who had grown to love Saigon like I did.
I am going back to Saigon! The first time I went was in May 2009 for six days. Mostly I had meetings and consultations so I did not have enough time to go around. This time, I swear things would be better. Saigon is a lovely city, so full of history and a people eager…