Of bikini strings and wardrobe malfunctions

The next thing I knew, my bikini strings got loose and started to dangle down my thigh. There were no restrooms around and I wasn't about to just go into any restroom so I tried to ignore it Wardrobe mishaps that occur while traveling comes in all forms and locations, and hits you just when you don't expect it. One that stays in my memory forever happened in Bangkok, Thailand late one afternoon.…

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Merienda Quickies

Here is the best merienda/snack quickies you can avail of fast and easy, especially if you're in the Philippines. A cup of hot Barako 3-in-1 San Miguel coffee, two pieces of suman balanghoy or cassava, and a small piece of bibingka.Suman is made with grated cassava and coconut milk rolled into banana leaves and steamed. My favorite version of suman cassava is the one with fresh coconut strips for more flavor. Bibingka or…

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The Grotto: Saipan’s sunken pool

 Any trip or stay on Saipan would never be complete without visiting the Grotto, Saipan's sunken pool. The Grotto hosts amazingly azure waters connected to the ocean by passages underwater. For divers, the Grotto is one of Saipan’s best spots. For non-divers, you too can enjoy the spectacular views the place has to offer. Tourists with kids visit the Grotto. Come with me as we visit yet another one of the unique spots…

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Crossing time zones and the confusion it brings

If there’s one thing I miss most after the Corona Virus literally closed airports and cut off traveling to different places early this year, it’s that feeling of confusion you get after crossing different time zones.

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Mermaid Soup- My Version

https://www.facebook.com/596639857/videos/10156729824159858 The craving for my mother's tinolang isda (fish soup) got the best of me one day but I'm so far from home and there were no side-walk restaurants and eateries anywhere where comfort foods like this are available.This is one of those times where I was left with no option but to cook my own. Luckily there was a red snapper fish from one of the Asian stores nearby. I just threw…

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Language Barriers

Street shot of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Language barrier is one of the biggest challenges in traveling, but it also provides some of the funniest and most unforgettable experiences anywhere you go. One time I joined a group of strangers in northern Thailand for a day trip to the Great Triangle, the border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. The trip included a short boat trip across the famous Mekong Delta to Don Sao…

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And more hotel tales

Time froze, and from my upside-down view, I saw a guy staring at me with his key suspended in his hand and his mouth hanging open in total shock. Everyone has hotel stories to tell, and they all vary from funny to embarrassing to unforgettable. I was staying in a hotel at the heart of Kuala Lumpur one time and my room was on the 14th floor close to the elevators. The room…

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