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Nice, France
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  Why do I find it hard not to be charmed or even excited by the sound of  shattering ice when some liquid is poured on to it, or when the sizzle of meat hits a searing grill, the ping...
 Blinding from a distance, the pavements shone like fresh galvanized iron sheets straight out from the nearby factory.  Last night’s rain shower made them appear to look even brighter as I strut cautiously along the silvery concrete that leads to...
    Upon reading this, I would probably be at 36,000 feet in a triple 7 Air France jet liner 12-time zones away from you.   Somehow I won't have to press the arret button as many times, as I did during the...
  Cruseilles, France - On a steep, narrow country road at 1,150 meters above sea level, my travel partner accelerated the engine aiming at the waggish sound of alpine bells.  As herdsmen rallied the cows to graze on the undulating...
 The Philippines have long ago flirted with the flavors of France. The celebrated hedonic affair between Pinoys’ taste buds and their love for traditional food like lechon baboy, adobo and sumptuous green mangoes served with bagoong is finally giving way...
Lisbon is in no hurry. It takes its time. The city wakes up when it wants to and sleeps only when it needs to. Slow. Like the container ships that glide under the 25 de Abril Bridge appending the capital...
Geography.   We go back a long way.   I don’t know when I started addressing geography in the masculine form. Perhaps, I have issues with men or typically because there was more to him than his opulence and attractive features. For some...
  How do you keep a still gaze on Michelangelo’s David?   Well, I didn’t. Forget about his biblical nature. David is butt-naked! Perhaps, it’s no surprise that a group of Japanese tourists giggled sporadically. While it was not hard to comprehend why;...
  Famished and wandering. That’s what we are these days.   It was not long ago when we visited the province of Girona. After a six-hour drive from Nice, France and with just a few drops of fuel left; our arrival in...
In Surin, that raw idyllic stretch, about 7km of imperceptibly inhabited coastline across the Andaman Sea which lies on the west coast of Phuket, Thailand’s largest island; it is where nature triumphs over man’s ego. On its powdery shore, swaths...

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