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The man stands at the feet of a statue of Jesus, praying silently while weeping softly. I wonder who or what he weeps for. I wonder which of the rainbow colored candles he lit as he said a prayer. I feel guilty watching, observing this private moment, but I just
On the small Philippine island of Boracay, a security guard stands watch over a popular tourist hotel. He’s dressed in a gray uniform and stands at attention along the sand boardwalk running in front of the hotel. His eyes dart back and forth, always alert for suspicious people and … Read more
I recently returned from (and am still recovering from) an action-packed 14 days in the Philippines where I attended my first TBEX conference. For those of you non-bloggers, TBEX stands for “Travel Blogger Exchange” and is a conference bringing together travel bloggers and travel industry professionals from around the world. … Read more
“The Shadow of Your Smile”, performed by an amazing group of Filipino musicians, set the tone for my first visit to The Ruins, and the lyrics and images were stuck in my head for days. Sometimes referred to as “The Taj Mahal of Negros”, the majestic Ruins bathed in glowing … Read more
(Guest post written by Jeanne Whitman)
The Philippines, being an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, has a whole lot to offer for tourists. For first time explorers, however, that bounty of potential destinations can make it hard to pick where to go.
Fortunately, there are tried and tested … Read more