Tag Archives: Musings

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


Many, many years ago, 1994 I think it was, we made a day trip to Sagada from Banaue.  We found ourselves a guide and he suggested that we do the caves.  That was 18 years ago, I was not the … Continue reading

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Budget Traveling

“You see that?” a friend pointed out to a showcase of a tiny, tiny room that was labeled Tune Hotel.  “That’s exactly the size of your room”, she said as we walked pass it at the arrival hall of the Low … Continue reading

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Lombard Street overlooking Russian Hills For a short while I called San Francisco home.  Straight from a pampered life, away from the watchful eyes of my parents, living (not exactly) alone in the Richmond District was uncharted territory (for us … Continue reading

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Caramoan Adventure

Credits: Quickpage by Sarah H from JS bloghop 2010. An adventure it was indeed.  Not in a thrilling kind of way but more precarious I’m afraid. St. Michael the Archangel Parish It started as a simple exploration of the town … Continue reading

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Making Tradition

Birthdays are always a good excuse to get together.  Since we graduated from High School many moons ago, we still keep in touch but seeing each other often is fantasy today, with different lifestyles and priorities as the number one … Continue reading

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