Tag Archives: Adventure

A Dar in Fes

Credits: Papers by Gwenipooh Designs and Graham Like the Cracker from Scrapmatters’ Life Little Surprises Kit; Elements by Designs by Tater from Scrapmatters’ LLS Kit and journaling snippets by Crystal Wilkerson Founded 1,200 years ago in the northern part of … Continue reading

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Casablanca: Not the Usual Welcome

Credits:  4EVER Bloghop Quickpage by Kelly Mobley Mohamed V International Airport – “No more luggage, finish”, said the porter. “What do you mean? We still don’t have our luggage!” I yelled in frustration. “No anglaise”, he looked at me and … Continue reading

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Missing In Action

So I’ve been missing in action.  Yes, I’ve been away, to a land overflowing with exoticism, and I’m still struggling to get back to the rhythm of my everyday.  Oh how I wish I could spend more days soaking up … Continue reading

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East Africa

It actually stretches from the northern arid deserts of Ethiopia to the tropical forests of Mozambique and Madagascar, with 19 countries in between.  While my East African adventure in 2006 only spanned 3 countries, the experience it yielded were quite … Continue reading

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The Way to Initiate the Novice

I’m with some novice trekkers, not that I mind, it is an easy trek after all.  I am thrilled, in fact, to have them experience the joy of summiting after an uphill struggle that seemed never-ending and pointless, and to … Continue reading

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Best of 2012

Forgive the silence… would you believe that I ushered in the New Year with colds and fever?  But that didn’t stop me from having friends over for the count down. No.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Credits: … Continue reading

Posted in Batanes, Cagayan Province, Hirayu, Japan, Laos, Palui Island, Philippines, Siayan, Sta. Ana, Vang Vieng, Y'ami | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Torongan Cave: Not To Miss in Itbayat

When asked about the places I have liked the most in my travels, high up there with Africa, my answer would always include Batanes. When I look back at the adventures I had in this northernmost province of the Philippines, our trek … Continue reading

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Itbayat: On a Hunt for Halo-Halo

It was the middle of May; the blistering heat was rapidly zapping my energy… I wanted halo-halo.  We knocked on Nanay Laura’s house as her canteen was closed. A keepsake with Nanay Laura. Her charming Larez Carinderia beside her house … Continue reading

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We scrambled through rocks, walked through pastureland until we reached a beautiful beach. As with Y’ami, a shore entry wasn’t possible. The boat took shelter at one side of the island, hidden by a cove of volcanic rocks; the boat … Continue reading

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A Trip to Y’ami: Philippine’s Northernmost Tip

A truck waits for us at the corner of Nanay Cano’s house. It will be taking us to Paganaman Port where we will embark on a trip to Y’ami Island.   The northernmost island of Batanes, it is closer to Taiwan … Continue reading

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