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
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
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!!
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…
…when I rant about not having enough time for anything, when I wish I had the foresight to plan ahead, when I not only cram for gifts but cram to finish as much work for the year so I can eventually relax somewhere away from the hustle and bustle. Nothing has changed, and I’m off … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again…
Wasn’t it just Christmas? Time flies, doesn't it? I am quiet here, as it is every year during this season -- catching up with reunions, celebrations and the buying and giving of gifts are my reasons, as always. So I hope you don't mind the silence. I however, have not forgotten to drop by to … Continue reading The Greatest Gift of our Lives
I’m hoping that it being the holiday season, you wouldn’t notice that I haven’t blogged much. I had wanted to finish my series on Taiwan but I guess the busyness of the season got the better of me. That said, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as I had with family in chilly … Continue reading ‘Twas A Swell 2011