My Pinoy Life In Tanzania
Aug06

My Pinoy Life In Tanzania

My Pinoy Life In Tanzania Ferdinand Acosta Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania       In June 2003, my father passed away and suddenly I didn’t feel like staying in the Philippines anymore.  Serendipitously enough, a friend invited me to go to Africa and as they say, the rest is history.       Tanzania, I can say, is the crown jewel of Africa. It is famous for the biggest safari game park called Serengeti, the...

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Meandering Around Lake Como
Nov24

Meandering Around Lake Como

Story and Photos by Al P. Manlangit   It was raining when the flight landed in Milan’s Malpensa Airport and it poured really hard after I picked up the rental car. I could barely see the road, much less the road signs. At the last minute though, the sign “Como” briefly flashed in- between the wiper blades and I turned left heading north on the almost empty autostrada. The rain eased upon my approach to the town where one of Italy’s...

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Life After the Desert: Leaving and Learning from the Experience
Oct05

Life After the Desert: Leaving and Learning from the Experience

By Didi Paterno-Magpali   The angry evening sun blazed and seared my thighs as our rental car drove through the flat lands of North Texas, a stark contrast from the hilly forests of Atlanta, Georgia, our gateway into America. “Ang init! (It’s hot!)” I exclaimed to my husband, who had his sunglasses on to shield him from the highway glare. The heat reminded me so much of our former home, Dubai. We thought we had escaped the harsh...

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I  LOVE NY: Wandering ‘Round Manhattan
Jan19

I LOVE NY: Wandering ‘Round Manhattan

Text and Photos by Al Manlangit Gotham. The Big Apple. The City of Towers. The World’s Financial Capital. The City That Never Sleeps. These and more describe only one city – New York. It sounds like all hype but once you land at JFK Airport and your taxi gets stuck in a forest of skyscrapers in the middle of Manhattan, you realize that it’s all for real. Finding a decently-priced hotel downtown is an expensive proposition so we ended...

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