Category Archives: Travelling Posts

The Manitoba Homesick Blues

Most people I know who live and work in the frozen north dream of retiring to a tropical country or at least hope to be able to take a long vacation down south to Florida, Mexico or Costa Rica every winter. … Continue reading

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The Seaplane Base – An Alternative to Crowded Airports

How do you cope as an ad-hoc charter operator when you are faced with long delays at a crowded airport with limited take-off and landing slots that need to be booked days in advance? Not sure? To answer this question … Continue reading

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Importing the Justin Trudeau Craze to APEC

Manila and the Philippines in general are all abuzz about the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ summit. What are the issues? What are the questions? And why is everyone talking about Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Source: Rappler  To start off … Continue reading

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Vault Magazine: For the Modern Flaneur

If the picture of the back of your head in a major life style magazine can make you famous then I may be on the right track. Check it out. Here is the back of my head… Vault Magazine sent a … Continue reading

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Beaches of Sadness and Joy

The Sadness of Beaches – Early in the morning, with the rising sun still climbing up from behind the eastern mountain ridge, I walked along a beach in the province of Ilocos Sur on the north-western corner of Luzon Island … Continue reading

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50 Ways I Can’t Kill My Mother

I’ve got this nagging feeling that my mother will outlive me. That is not supposed to happen but genetic inheritance builds some people tougher than others. So when Burning Bright Productions, a TV video production company, contacted me saying they wanted to film … Continue reading

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Wind, Waves, Rain and Sand

Flying to Islands Series – Pretty in Pink What is it about tropical islands that fascinate travellers?  There are entire glossy magazines and websites devoted to images of islands covered with lush green coconut palms, surrounded by clear azure waters and ringed … Continue reading

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