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My Pinoy Life in Sydney
Aug31

My Pinoy Life in Sydney

Robert Monico A. Gualberto Jr.   Can you briefly recount briefly why you moved there? I arrived here in October 2011. The primary reason why I moved to Sydney is to study Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu (LCB). I chose Australia because this is the only branch of LCB that offers industry placement, which is similar to what they call in the Philippines as OJT or on-the-job-training. Once we are finished, we will be LCB graduates,...

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Filipino Traveler: Captivating Cappadocia
Aug26

Filipino Traveler: Captivating Cappadocia

By Al P. Manlangit   Right smack in the middle of the Anatolian Plain 750 kilometers from Istanbul lies this seemingly magical land called Cappadocia that has unique geological features  with an equally-important part in Turkey’s history. Here lies a sedimentary valley formed by ancient volcanoes 10 million years ago which gave rise to strange rock formations sculpted by wind and water. Early settlers used this soft...

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Illustragrammers: Hannah Magsayo, Benj Ramos, Gelo Santos and Michael Emlano
Aug24

Illustragrammers: Hannah Magsayo, Benj Ramos, Gelo Santos and Michael Emlano

Itching to book a ticket somewhere but don’t know exactly where to go? Here are some photos from our favorite travelers that can help unleash the wanderlust in you.   When it comes to vacations and trips, this rule applies: “If it’s not on social media, it didn’t happen.” You’re going to be taking pictures of the places and yourself, so of course, the framing has to be good.  And if you’re putting the images online, they...

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Flo Janin: In Love with Boracay and the Philippines
Jul27

Flo Janin: In Love with Boracay and the Philippines

French-Australian Flo Janin, CEO and Co-Founder of Brave, a communications consultancy based in Dubai, has more than just a soft spot for the Philippines.  The self-confessed kite surfing addict fell in love with Boracay and after many visits to the island, also found the love of her life in country’s summer capital.     Flo shares, “My first experience of the Philippines was a brief business visit to Cebu back in 1997. It...

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El Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
Jun23

El Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

By Al P. Manlangit     Finally, after years of procrastinating, I found myself on the way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, biking the whole 750km. route from Pamplona close to the the French border. With a backpack filled with some clothes, a camera, some Granola bars and a bottle of water, I pedaled away on a bright morning along the highway headed west.   Like millions of pilgrims dating back to 800AD, I would be...

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Things You Didn’t Know About Riyadh

By The Pink Tarha – Janelle Vales-Yasay and Reina Tejano-Beriña     Closed doors tend to exude an air of mystery to those standing before it. For us who live behind it, the story is not always what you expect it to be. Saudi Arabia is a unique country and not everyone gets a chance to see it for what it really is from the inside. Expat travel to Saudi Arabia is limited to those either performing pilgrimage at the Holy...

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