Sunday, September 28, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Marky of Nomadic Experiences

This Sunday's featured blogger is among the country's most popular travel bloggers and needs no further introduction. His blog, Nomadic Experiences - Narratives and Images of Being on the Road, has constantly been nominated and won in several award giving bodies such as Globe Tatt Awards, Bloscars Skyscanner Travel Awards, Philippine Blog Awards and The Travel Bloggy Awards to name a few.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Zambales : Morning at Isla Magalawa

Magalawa Morning Silhoutte

William Blake's four-line metaphysical poem read "He who binds to himself a joy, Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies, Lives in Eternity's sunrise." This reminds me that I must not attempt to cling to a sublime experience, but rather to allow it to come and go with grace.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Doc Gelo of Beyond Toxicity

Doc Gelo in Nepal

Anyone who said you cannot mix travel and work and excel in both has not met Doc Gelo. Doc Gelo works overseas but and at the same time authors the blog "Beyond Toxicity" - a travel and food blog that is the recipient of Best Expat Blog Awards for two consecutive years, 2012-13 from Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. He now works in Dubai but the travel and food stories still continues.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Batanes' Steamed Tatus in Coconut Sauce

Batanes' Specialty - Coconut Crab
Undoubtedly, the star of Batanes cuisine is this fierce-looking arthropod locally known as Tatus. It is a crab but it looks more like a spider with its longer limbs and a sac at the rear end housing its aligue. It is usually cooked steamed or sauteed in sauce such as sweet chili or butter and garlic. However, the best was of cooking it according to my newly-found Ivatan friends is to cook it with fresh coconut juice. 

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Siem Reap : The Microcosm Angkor Thom

One of Angkor Thom's Many Faces

I was just intent on seeing how the trees recaptured a place that was once occupied by mankind but hardcore traveler Ron of Flip N' Travels gave me a list of things to see in Angkor. Among these are the Stegosaurus Relief dated hundred of years before mankind discovered dinosaurs, the first ever engraved record of obstetrics in Asian civilization, Angelina Jolie's Tree, Mahab Rahata, engraved story of Rama and Sita and the Oldest Sanskrit text outside of India.