Archive | September, 2011
The perfect beach weekend, right at home

The perfect beach weekend, right at home

Sometimes, you need the plane ticket. Sometimes, you need the novelty of the foreign. But sometimes, all you need is a group of friends, a pension on the beach, perfect weather and a birthday to celebrate. And if you add in cartwheel races, a hot …read more

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A recipe for Boracay success

A recipe for Boracay success

Chill in warm wood-toned bars with a hookah at hand. Play poker til late in the common room. Party, a lot. Steel yourself against exhaustion and wake up early for an adrenaline rush. Watch others first… …and then jump. Explore one of the only white-sand …read more

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Everything I wish I could take from the islands

Everything I wish I could take from the islands

Breakfasts of fresh fruit. Walkways lined with giant shells. Memories and travel stories. Memories and local stories. Fruit shakes all day, every day. Colours and trikes. Kiosks overladen with vegetables, soaps, dried fish and spice. Freshly machete’d coconut and afternoons on the sand. And this …read more

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Learning to love the mall in Manila

Learning to love the mall in Manila

You might think you’re a world traveller. You might think that you’ve seen other places, that you’ve experienced other cultures, but still, sometimes, your own sheer ignorance will surprise you. I didn’t know much about Manila when I landed. I’d planned to immediately fly out …read more

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