FOOD, TRAVEL

Stopping for corn by the side of the road

So this happened. A couple of friends–distant cousins Ian and Toto Carandang–and I were driving home. Rather, Ian was driving and using Waze to navigate Manila’s awful traffic. The app had taken us to the bowels of Pasig. We had no idea where we were. We’re kind of sad that way. Ian and Toto were […]

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The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History

My goal for this trip was to fulfill as many childhood goals as I could, which is why it’s filled with trips to zoos, aquariums, museums, and well, New Orleans. This is why setting foot in the Field Museum of Natural History was a dream come true. I grew up reading about dinosaurs and Ancient […]

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The Shedd Aquarium and the Lincoln Park Zoo

There are many things to do and see in Chicago, and when one is pressed for time, one, unfortunately, has to choose which of these many options matters the most at that point in time. For this trip, I decided to indulge my inner child and see all the things that would have fascinated me […]

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New Orleans: What We Ate

Part of what makes up the myth of New Orleans is its cuisine, so food was very much on our itinerary. I know that a place is more than just the few dishes that it is most known for, but since this was our first time, we wanted to try a bit of what we […]

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New Orleans: Cemetery and Garden District Tours

Part of New Orleans’ charm and lore is its relationship with the dead. Its cemeteries have become tourist spots themselves, and have been featured in movies, TV shows, and a surprising amount of music videos. Because of the big volume of tourists and later, the large incidents of vandalism, tourists are only allowed in the […]

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New Orleans: The French Quarter

I have always wanted to visit New Orleans. The city has inspired so many books, movies, and TV shows. Interview with the Vampire. America Horror Story: Coven. And one of my favorite films, Undercover Blues. I went with my friend L. We hadn’t seen each other since college, but had kept in touch on social […]

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