Mandalay Appreciation

Credits: Jessica Sprague Dig in Deeper Course Materials The day didn’t start out promising. Our first stop was the King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop, which (as the workshop’s name suggest) highlighted gold leaf making—an element strewn throughout Myanmar and quite significant to the country. Not exactly my cup of tea but I get why it … Continue reading Mandalay Appreciation

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Otaru: Yuki Akari no Michi

Credits: Natural Beauty created by and (c) Maria LaFrance Held at the same time as Sapporo’s Snow Festival is nearby city Otaru’s Snow Light Path Festival (Yuki Akari no Michi). Just a 30-minute train ride away, this beautifully preserved harbor town is well worth the day trip especially at this time of the year. After dark, … Continue reading Otaru: Yuki Akari no Michi

Hello 2017

I know, it's a little late for this but it has been a full 2016 with many great travels that will add to the long list that I wish to share with you.  Here's a glimpse of what you'll be seeing here this year. A very belated Happy New Year to all!!

Greetings…

It has been a crazy, crazy month year!!!  This hopes to explain why posts have been slow in coming.  Writing to you in the early morning of Christmas eve in my hotel room in Hong Kong (here for work).  Tomorrow I fly early in the morning back to Manila to catch an afternoon flight to Tuguegarao … Continue reading Greetings…