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Fort Santiago, Manila Philippines

Located inside the walled city of Intramuros in Manila lies Fort Santiago, the oldest Spanish fortress in the Philippines.

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Are Zoos Humane Or Not?

I came upon a zoo the other day in the Balkans and stopped for a few minutes to take a couple of photos. I intentionally put the photos at the end of this post because after looking at them it was something in the eyes that made me want to write this.

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Manila Food Markets

I love the Philippines and once you get outside Manila the country is beautiful with great beaches and lots of things to see.

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The Reasons I Advocate Volunteer Work Exchanges

There are the obvious benefits of free (or deeply discounted) lodging and food. These are terrific benefits, though in truth you are working, in some places harder than others for them. There are other benefits which are far greater and valuable.

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The Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills, Bohol Island Philippines.

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5 Common Mistakes Tourists Make and How To Avoid Them

Every year people save in order to take that one memorable trip. Whether it’s a one week or a one-month trip you want to make the most of it without any glitches. Unfortunately something usually goes wrong and it can be anything from a small inconvenience to something that can totally ruin your trip. The […]

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Five Travel Accessories You Don’t Have to Pack, But Why Wouldn’t You?

You don’t have to pack these travel accessories on your trip but why wouldn’t you? They don’t take up much room in your luggage and they make things a lot easier. How many times have you been packing and you start to put that tube of toothpaste in your carry on only to stop and […]

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Tats and Tires

Some people like tattoos, some classic cars and some motorcycles. Then there are those that like all three.

Bantayan Island Philippines Old Houses

Friday Photos – Old Houses

I look for interesting and unusual things to photograph when traveling and I recently saw these old houses on a trip. The photos were taken on Bantayan Island in the Philippines. These old houses were built in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s and belonged to some of the more wealthy and politically powerful people […]