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Batad: A Glorious Adventure

Batad: A Glorious Adventure

An old friend once recounted his tale of trekking Tapiya Falls in Batad. There were lots of “putangina talaga” comments in between “bangin” (cliff), “pagod” (tired) and “laglag” (fall).  The atrocious words stuck with me as I rode the freezing bus in the wee hours of the morning to Banaue, the drop off point for … Continue reading

Hostel Diaries: People Stories 1

Hostel Diaries: People Stories 1

My work at a local backpacker’s hostel has allowed me to interact with individuals from all over the world. I would like to share some of what I’ve learned or experienced while talking to or dealing with them. This is PEOPLE STORIES: I. The Artist When we travel, we meet many people along the way. We forge a connection … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Location: Sri Lanka Year: 2014 **Edited for MatadorU Assignment I sit on a balcony in a hilltop guesthouse in Haputale, a town 4695 feet above sea level in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. I look out over rolling green hills. It is mid-afternoon and I have arrived from Nuwara Eliya, the Little England of … Continue reading

Canada

Canada

You may think that at this point in time, I’d be gallivanting in Southeast Asia or lying in a wooden cot and waking up to hundreds of gnarly insect bites in the mountains of Thailand. Well, that was the initial plan. I wanted to get away, head West, and disappear – literally. But I guess, God had … Continue reading