Isla del Fuego: Siquijor

There is an island in the middle of the Philippines that has long been shrouded in mystique and magic. It is the subject of many oral legends – a place where the sick come to visit shamans and others come to wreak havoc on their enemies with the help of black magic. This is the almost-forgotten tale of my adventure in Siquijor. Continue reading Isla del Fuego: Siquijor

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Camiguin: The Island Paradise You’ve Never Heard Of

If active volcanoes, lush jungle hikes, scenic waterfalls, hot springs, cold springs, giant clams, turtles, kayaking opportunities, paradise islands of white sand beaches, black sand beaches, pebble beaches, and a sunken cemetery don’t entice you, I don’t know what will. Continue reading Camiguin: The Island Paradise You’ve Never Heard Of

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Que Sera, Sera: Daytrip To Montserrat

About 60km from Barcelona or an hour by train, are the majestic limestone rocks that form the Montserrat mountain range. Montserrat is one of the most popular daytrips from Barcelona, and one that I never took until my third time in the city. This time, I booked my flights to Barcelona with the clear intention that I was there to see Montserrat. It only took a couple … Continue reading Que Sera, Sera: Daytrip To Montserrat

A Weekend in Athens

Athens, mother of Western civilization, invokes idyllic images of Classical Greek temples, marble statues of gods and goddesses, and neighbourhoods frozen in time. Yet, it is also part of a real world – a world where a dead rat rots on the foot of a building’s marble staircase, where grand public buildings rise against dilapidating concrete blocs, and where a vibrant contemporary scene blossoms in the midst of a troubled economy. Continue reading A Weekend in Athens