The Long and Frantic Calm: Countdown to a Typhoon

The Long and Frantic Calm: Countdown to a Typhoon

The best kind of travel is one that allows you to dive deep into local life, to get to know not only the place but what it’s truly like to live there. My country, the Philippines, is genuinely beautiful and I hope everyone gets to 

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Rain puddles reflected the somber sky as I stepped outside Centraal station. The giant Christmas tree in front was brightly lit, though the clock inside clearly said 9:30. Where I lived, the 9:30 sun would render Christmas lights irrelevant — it would be high in 

Hot and Cold in Paris

Hot and Cold in Paris

My first visit to Paris was in the fall of October 2011. When my sister and I emerged from the Champ de Mars train station, we were still wearing wearing the clothes we had on for our 13-hour flight: in my case, a light dress,