Chao Mae Tuptim Bangkok

The very unusual phallus shrine of Bangkok

They come in different sizes, from the size of one’s palm to huge ones, standing 10 feet in height and painted in different colors. Don’t blush though, but these wooden penises, offerings left by usually female devotees, are there, crowded under the spirit tree or placed near the spirit house while larger ones, those that […]

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Liktinon Falls
Jumping over boulders to reach Liktinon Falls

We were literally jumping or climbing over boulders that filled the riverbed in what supposed to be a short 15 minute trek to Liktinon Falls, with liktin, Hiligaynon for jump. But the trail was rather confusing. While me, a guide and another were leading the pack, we arrived first at the waterfalls, some of those […]

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boracay_beach_resort_5

I’ve always looked at Boracay with suspicion, being one huge tourist trap that I don’t always like. However, having written an article in CNN Go last year, I might need to change my mindset as I travel to this (in)famous island in the Visayas. First, a really nice accommodation.

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