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Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Asia, Philippines

An Ending in Manila

Manila_hostage_crisis_bus

Source: Wikipedia.org

It was time to go home – Canada was calling. I’d spent my time in Asia, and as much as I longed to stay, I knew it was time to say my farewell. At least say “See You Again Soon”. But as I sat eating a sushi dinner with 3 former Davao City roommates, with the rain pouring down outside, what was being broadcast on the news silenced the room. “Tourist Bus Held at Gunpoint – Downtown Manila On Lockdown”.

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Asia, Singapore

Shopping Myself Pretty in Singapore

To have a life of travel means I carry all my belongings with me in a backpack. I opt to not shop because the more I buy the more I have to lug around. And the less time I can spend on the road because I’ve just bought a souvenir. But what about when you go to Singapore as your last stop and your best friend is flying home immediately after? You shop til you drop (and not even break the bank).

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Asia, Thailand

Crying My Eyes Out in Thailand

If you’ve ever thought of Thailand, than ultimately you’ve heard about the Thailand food. It is diverse in offerings and in flavours. But one thing that resonates in the cuisine is their penchant for chili peppers. A large portion of Thai food includes Chili peppers. And let me tell you – Chili peppers and this flavourless girl did not mix well. This is the story of spending my first month in Thailand crying my eyes out.

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