Category Archives: Travelling

To Anda last weekend

We had heard so much of the beaches of Anda, Bohol, so we decided last weekend to just go. Not much planning, just get in the car and drive the 100-and-so kilometers to it. It was hot though. Very hot. … Continue reading

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Searching for a little “palayok”

After knowing her for some time online, I finally met May Tobias-Papa at the recent Art in the Park. Sweet woman, she gave me a copy of her bilingual book Araw sa Palengke/Day at the Market. It has been Lilou’s … Continue reading

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Antequera basket market

It happens every Sunday morning, at the plaza in front of the market of Antequera, about 18 kilometers north of Tagbilaran. Basket makers and basket dealers come to sell all kinds of woven containers, made of bamboo, rattan, grass and … Continue reading

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Kenyan beach house style

The idea had always been there, but I suppose it was our month-long stay in Kenya in 2011 that finally convinced us that we had to go off on a longer tropical adventure. We stayed for a while in a … Continue reading

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We’re here!

We did it. Last November 7, we took an epic trip that would have us riding a car, a fast train, three airplanes, a taxi, a boat, and then another car over a period of a few days, to take … Continue reading

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Summer in the south of France

Warm weather hits and we’re suddenly moving about more than usual. Three random shots from over here: From a day excursion in Montpellier. I bought a five-euro hat at the Sunday market, that the toddler promptly steals. A beach restaurant … Continue reading

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A castle in ruins

Yesterday, I had a chance to expore the Chateau de Montcalm, a castle in ruins bought a year ago by two friends who are now restoring it bit by bit, transforming a small part into their living quarters, and the … Continue reading

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Gypsy Caravans

Once warm weather arrives, I usually start trawling the Internet for interesting weekend trips the family and I could take. These days bed-and-breakfast places that have you stay in colorful gypsy caravans are calling out to me. Here’s sampling of … Continue reading

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A quick trip to Brussels

It’s been a long time since I’ve travelled any place alone, and so last weekend it was a real treat for me to go visit a friend in Brussels. One evening, I was all by myself, and sat on a … Continue reading

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Candy!

Our village is celebrating its annual festival right now, 10 days of merry-making for everybody. One of the joys of walking around a village in a party mood is happening upon a stand filled with glistening red candy apples, sweet … Continue reading

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