the quest for a true laotian meal

. In silence, the sun started kissing the town's aging asphalt and concrete surfaces. The light revealed the layers of pastel painted walls that are falling-off like withered flakes of skin. It is charming, it is enigmatic, and to some degree ineffably sublime. I could hear myself...

legally non-blonde

. The beauty of travel is that it has an escapism element in it. An art that one may resort to as a form of catharsis or simply just for the heck of doing it. You may be who you want to be, do whatever you...

buddha’s surf resort: where to stay in siargao

Few miles from Sayak Airport on board an ATR-72, I held on to dear life amidst the whips of dark clouds when the captain’s voice broke the aircraft’s monotone hum. pilot: Ladies and gentlemen, we will be sustaining at 1,000 feet a little longer due to...

first-timers’ guide to myanmar

VISA When we visited Myanmar exactly a year ago, Filipinos were required to apply for tourist visa prior to travel. Recently, both countries agreed to scrap the requirement and give Filipinos 14 days of stay without the stress-inducing sticker in the passport. So that's P1,100 and...

FlipPicks: Bavarian Food That You Must Try

For the longest time, if someone will randomly ask me off the streets to name my favorite Bavarian dish, like 90% of you I will proudly say “Bavarian crème filled donut, duh!” That’s without batting an eyelash. Unlike the modern concrete cities up north, Bavaria is...