Four Hours in Manila

Cures for a restless heart: a mani-pedi, a yummy buffet, and travelling. Today I took myself out on a date in my own city. Here’s what I saw walking around Manila (within four hours). . CONTENTS | A Walking City | The National Library | National Museum and the Museum of the Filipino People | Oh…

Hey, it’s Southeast Asia!

Or, A Case for Southeast Asian Travel. Like many middle-class Filipino teenagers infected with this dangerous thing called wanderlust, I was enamored with a vision of backpacking through Europe, riding transnational train systems, eating foreign delicacies (such as, ahem, Italian pasta and French escargot). I’ve whipped up a dream or two of finding love under Tour…