Thoughts

#Illridewithyou, Not #Jesuischarlie: Drawing Lines

#Illridewithyou, Not #Jesuischarlie: Drawing Lines

It’s a question that probably has no answer but I’m going to ask it anyway: why can’t we just be kind to each other? I condemn in the strongest terms the Charlie Hebdo attack. I condemn it because it was cold-blooded murder; an act of […]

You can take the tourist out of the uglies but…

You can take the tourist out of the uglies but…

A news article caught my eye today. Well, that’s not accurate. It was more like: an article in Yahoo really pissed me off today, even though I knew I shouldn’t pay too much attention to it because: It’s in Yahoo. It’s written by Fox News. […]

Do you consider yourself a blogger?

Do you consider yourself a blogger?

* “Blogger ka ba?” (“Are you a blogger?”) Not┬ásuch a hard question, was it? I was up in the mountains of Batanes, exchanging pleasantries with fellow tourists, and one of them had come up with this query…that strangely rendered me speechless. My first thought was: […]

I Have A Dream

I Have A Dream

I have a dream that one day the whole world will truly live out this creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that someday someone from my country can say on a Thursday: “Let’s […]

What would travel be like without internet?

What would travel be like without internet?

Well, not travel per se. I know some people even travel for the purpose of getting off the grid. But imagine travel planning without the internet. It’s a question that occurred to me because I’ve been having internet issues for the past 3 days and […]

The Dream of Travel Writing (vs. The Reality)

The Dream of Travel Writing (vs. The Reality)

I’ve always thought it would be crazy awesome if I were a travel writer. I love traveling and I love writing, so getting paid to travel around the world and write about it would be the ultimate dream job, right? I’ve realized, though, that it’s […]