Month: June 2011

Trip to Jerusalem

From the sin city of Tel-Aviv I arrived to Jerusalem. There’s no mistaking it as the view changed almost 180˚– from the shortest of shorts to the longest of skirts. The religious men in black suit and white beard walked about are all over. I naturally head over to the old city first but was immediately lost and overwhelmed. So I decided to take a guided tour. It’s the way to go to get the best experience, especially in historical site such as Jerusalem. TIP:  There’s a FREE TOUR (3 hour walking tour) every day at 11 a.m at the...

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Resplendently Tel-Aviv

If I’m an Israeli, Tel-Aviv would be my city. It’s the city of resplendent women, men, and gays. Picture gorgeous women in shortest shorts and beautiful men with washboard abs. It brings one’s testosterone level several notches up just coming to the border.  Even the dogs here were hyper!  I was told that the plain people have no place in here. They leave eventually because they cannot take on the pressure. Lol.   It’s perpetually weekend in Tel-Aviv. Clubs, pubs, bars and cafes are all over. People hit the streets at 11 p.m. Few cities have such vibrant night life...

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Dapitan City

The PTB Blog_Carnival for June 2011 honors Dr. Jose Rizal on his 150th Birth Anniversary. The theme is Rizal and Travel. Rizal was the quintessential traveler of his time. In the Philippines, he visited towns as far north as Tarlac, all the way down to Dapitan, Dipolog and Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte. As an international traveler, he’s been to over 50 cities in 13 countries. A true jet-setter of his time. During my trip to Paris and Madrid in 2007, I’ve come across commemorative plaques in his honor as a National Hero who stayed in their hotel. To take part in this celebration,...

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of Shavuot & kibbutz

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday to celebrate the harvest of wheat. It also commemorates the day the Israelite received the Torah from God at Mt. Sanai. Shavuot is a major holiday in Israel and families come together to celebrate. My host invited me to time my arrival to Israel for this holiday. As this is a thanksgiving for harvest, the celebration is synonymous to food abundance. I arrive on the eve of Shavuot and joined my host family for a lovely dinner.  The father who’s a bit religious told me the story of Shavuot and the whole family were engaging...

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one way ticket

Ninoy Aquino Airport, Manila   I knew I’m required an homebound ticket at the check-in counter. My cousin told me. I believed her so I made a bogus ticket by printing an old one and did some editing. What I did’t know is that they will verify and confirm for real. Boarding was at 8p for my 8,30p flight to Bangkok, where I’ll catch a connecting flight to Kiev Ukrain to my final destination Tel-aviv. “So you’re calling Cebu Pacific to confirm my flight?” I anxiously asked the check-in counter lady, who’s still holding on to the boarding pass...

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The lass who wanders

I travel the world on a quest to live a life not ordinary. Having seen more of the world than most people would in a life time, I am grateful and hope that I inspire you to do what you love most



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