Pronounced (with the ethereal voice of an angel): hash brown burger What I (or Jollibee, a favorite fast food chain in the Philippines), bring you now requires an open mind, […]
Pronounced, in Tagalog dialect (with Midwest twang): el nido soup The imagery is brilliant: picture a bowl of twigs, assorted flora, a few chick feathers and the necessary glue of […]
I once heard a backpacker complain about the overwhelming Catholicism of the Philippines, since it wasn’t “exciting or cool” like those Hindu, Muslim, or Shinto destinations. Silliness. The strength of religion […]
Everyone in Malaysia wants to help out the traveler, offering their best advice: “5 minutes, 5 minutes.” It’s the answer to everything in this country- though nothing, ever, is 5 minutes from truth.
No matter how far I carry my home in my heart, I will never consider these Western Australian mining towns as places of belonging. However, I’ve started a list of ways you can learn to love a town you most definitely do not…
There is a finesse to staying unpacked; and if you, too, prefer procrastination over preparation, then the following methods are guaranteed to stay unpacked until the taxi’s outside honking…
The backpack on the top shelf, which used to carry my life, now carries rat-diseases and all sorts of ratty-other-things. A sign it’s time to move on? When your travel luggage has lain in disuse for so many months that a large rodent turns it into a toilet.