Silverbackpacker

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I was once asked why my Backpack was Black and not Silver. I had to explain that it was my hair that is now Silver and I travel with a Backpack.

The ABC of Backpacking – RST

The ABC of Backpacking – RST

R for Railway Railway Tracks usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers) and ballast, on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. Other variations are also possible, such as slab track, where the rails are fastened to a...

The ABC of Backpacking – NOPQ

The ABC of Backpacking – NOPQ

  Continuing the ABC of Backpacking Series  – This time I explore the letters N O P and Q. If you have any that you would like to add, then please leave in the comments below the post. It will be interesting to see how many we can come up with. N for Nomad...

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

With TBEX Manila 2016 just months away I have started a new series of Instaposts promoting different areas of the Philippines as seen through the eyes of Instagrammers. There are many Instagrammers out there who are taking good photos but never get the recognition for...

The Old Church of St.Lawrence, Tiwi, Albay

The Old Church of St.Lawrence, Tiwi, Albay

  ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH, TIWI The Church of St.Lawrence,Tiwi, which is also known as San Lorenzo Church, is usually associated with the church building in Brgy.Tigbi in the centre of town opposite Plaza Templado. This is correct but there was another Church...

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Tabaco City | An Escape to Oras Falls

Tabaco City | An Escape to Oras Falls

GUIDE TO ORAS FALLS ORAS FALLS Where do you go if you want to get away from the city? Personally I head off to climb a Mountain or Chase a Waterfall. The hike, the scenery, the sound of rushing water and eventually the anticipation of the arrival. Oras Falls, Tabaco I...

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San Lorenzo Ruiz Shrine, Bangued | Mystery of the Carpet

San Lorenzo Ruiz Shrine, Bangued | Mystery of the Carpet

SAN LORENZO RUIZ SHRINE The Legend The San Lorenzo Ruiz Shrine stands all alone by the towns cemetery in an area known as Camposanto. The red brick building is too grand to have been built as the cemetery's chapel. Not much information is available about the San...

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Abra | A Bangued Sojourn

Abra | A Bangued Sojourn

Abra has something for everyone – Mountains, Nature, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls as well as Museums, Ancestral Houses, and Spanish Era Churches and Ruins.
Abra has also managed to keep some of its local cultures and traditions alive.

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Instant Office Tip #101- Toothpaste

Instant Office Tip #101- Toothpaste

Instant Office Tip #101 You have your work space in your hotel/hostel room for a couple of days . Why not make it more pleasing to spend time there. First off....  place the TV out of the way on the floor, then organise your desk top If you have a map or maybe a...

The Day I Drove a Train In Syria

The Day I Drove a Train In Syria

As the train pulled out of Aleppo Station bound for Latakia I settled back into my seat looked out of the window and watched as the suburbs gave way to countryside. I relaxed, looked round at the other passengers and began to enjoy the train ride. A young girl sitting opposite me kept glancing over at the strange foreigner sharing her journey. I smiled back at her and she pretended to read her newspaper.

My Marrakesh Express Ride

My Marrakesh Express Ride

Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes
Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies, Ducks and pigs and chickens call
Animal carpet wall to wall, American ladies five-foot tall in blue

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Danger

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Danger

At most entrances there are signs warning visitors of the impending “Danger”
The temple is in a advanced state of decay and ruin having been looted and neglected over the years. I would imagine that even a very small earthquake would bring the entire structure down.

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