Monthly Archives: April 2011

Boracay: A Beach Paradise

The white beach sand stretches for a few kilometers on the wayward side of the elongated island. The beach is wide enough to make room for everyone. The water is calm and warm and radiates in brilliant azure. The sunsets … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

In the Philippines they take their Catholicism seriously. “Jesus saves” stickers adore cars, “God loves you” t-shirts are quite popular, and you can buy your meds at the St. Francis de Assisi Pharmacy. On Good Friday, a few towns reenact … Continue reading

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Philippines Welcome To

Philippines, here we come! We got to Manila and were assaulted by the city. Same same, but different from the rest of Southeast Asia. Personally, it reminds me of Jakarta, but more claustrophobic. There are also many of begging men, … Continue reading

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Canton Trade Fairs

The fun at Yangshuo had to come to an end. It was time to go back to work for a day or two. The unimaginably huge Canton Trade Fairs were on the agenda. There were lighting equipment vendors to be … Continue reading

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Yangshuo and the Li River

The landscape in Yangshuo is spectacular. Even in the city, limestone mountains rise out of a flat landscape and climb into the sky almost vertically, like natural skyscrapers. Outside of town, it is even more impressive. Rice fields flooded with … Continue reading

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Working in China

The time has come to do some work. After over half a year of bumming around, it was time to put on a pair of slacks and a nice shirt and become a useful member of society. Weronika’s brother and … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

We’re impressed.  On one side, Hong Kong Island’s shore is lined with sky scrapers loom tall over the harbor. On the other bank, Kowloon, with its modern buildings and shopping streets. Miraculously, this is our home, the place where the … Continue reading

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