The PaRK at Real, Quezon Province

The PaRK at Real, Quezon Province

As mentioned in a previous post, our trip to Polillo Island took an unexpected detour when we were not allowed by the Coast Guard to cross the seas on a Good Friday. We tried a lot of options to bypass the Coast Guard, even hopped from one port to the other. Alas, everything was not working for us. As if some sort of force was trying to direct us somewhere else.

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While arguing with the Coast…

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Phuket, Thailand: Wat Chalong

Phuket, Thailand: Wat Chalong

Chalong Temple or Wat Chalong is the largest and most visited Buddhist temple in Phuket.

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No one knows exactly when the Wat Chalong was first established, but the most recent building in its ground is a 60 meters tall ‘Chedi’ that houses a fragment of bone from the Lord Buddha. The tower has three levels with the first two filled with statues of the Buddha.

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At the very top of the tower is a…

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Indochina: Breakfast at Ben Thanh Market (Vietnam)

Indochina: Breakfast at Ben Thanh Market (Vietnam)

Last April, I went on a multi-city Indochina trip with my good friend, Timmy. Our trip started off at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (also known as Saigon). We got to the airport past 1am and we had to pass the time outside Tan Son Nhat Airport because for some reason, it closes down at around 3am. We dozed on and off while waiting for the 1st bus trip that would take us to the main city area. We could…

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Polillo Island, Quezon Province

Polillo Island, Quezon Province

It has been a tradition for most Filipinos to escape somewhere during the annual observance of Holy Week. Some go on religious excursions and take part of traditions observed by their church. Admittedly, I am not much of a religious lot so instead of going to church, I mostly go out-of-town and relax on the beach. This year, I tagged along with some friends on a trip to Polillo Island.

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The first…

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Wala daw Ube Jam sa Good Shepherd? Meron naman eh. Hahaha. Yabang!

Wala daw Ube Jam sa Good Shepherd? Meron naman eh. Hahaha. Yabang!