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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 Kilometre Post | Philippine Travel Tips #2

The Kilometre Post | Philippine Travel Tips #2

How to Read and Understand Them In the Philippines distance is measured from the Zero Kilometre Post in each Province which should be somewhere near the Provincial Building. In Luzon distance is measured between each Provincial Zero KM Post and the Zero KM...

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Abra | 38 Things to do in Bangued

Abra | 38 Things to do in Bangued

What to do in Bangued ? Thats a question I am often asked. Here's a list of 38 Things to Do. What to do in Bangued So you have arrived in Bangued. Now what to do in Bangued, you say to yourself. Well you would be surprised to know that there is quite alot to do here....

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A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

I had been wanting to go to the Piwek Rock Formations for a long time now and when Nyssa invited me to join her and her sister on a day trip to Tineg I jumped at the chance. During the ride there Nyssa told me how excited she was to be exploring Abra's...

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9 Days Simbang Gabi in Cagayan’s Old Churches

9 Days Simbang Gabi in Cagayan’s Old Churches

SIMBANG GABI - 9 Days Exploring Old Churches in Cagayan Simbang Gabi in Cagayan's Old Churches As Christmas approaches and we countdown the nine days to Christmas Day it has become a tradition and a challenge to wake up at 3am and attend Mass for nine days running....

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A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

A Day of Adventure in Apao & Piwek Rock Formations

I had been wanting to go to the Piwek Rock Formations for a long time now and when Nyssa invited me to join her and her sister on a day trip to Tineg I jumped at the chance. During the ride there Nyssa told me how excited she was to be exploring Abra's...

Kaparkan Falls, Abra – A Short Story

Kaparkan Falls, Abra – A Short Story

Kaparkan Falls, Abra - A Short Story by George Anthony Lalin Long before the Ifugaos built their rice terraces, unknown to mankind, Kabunian already created this piece of natural architecture. But He made sure this paradise was hidden, hidden from the prying eyes of...

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Essential Travel Gear | Hammock

Essential Travel Gear | Hammock

I was first introduced to the Hammock when I hitchhiked through Mexico in 1980. Everywhere we went backpackers were carrying hammocks. Mexicans slept in hammocks. So we bought one too. Homestays didn't have beds in the rooms but there were large metal hooks protruding...

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