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Colombia’s Past in Villa de Leyva

My bus descended into a valley, with fields full of vegetables.  We stop at an army check point.  The local males, especially, the young ones are searched.  Foreigners are left alone.  Arriving at the small bus station, I try to roll my bag down...

What They Don’t Tell You in El Nido

El Nido
Steep Limestone cliffs rising from the sea.  White clouds lie behind them, floating in the deep blue tropical sky.  Welcome to El Nido, north Palawan's not so secret destination. To reach this Karst scenery up close, one must take a tour. There are four tours, labeled...

Just What did the little Shophouse Scream to Skyscraper?

Shophouse high-rise
Imagine, you're surrounded by buildings many times taller and newer than yourself. They get all the attention, but you’re the past, the traditional and the beautiful. So what, so you do, scream so someone notices you or just simply be you. It’s kind of...

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