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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FOOD, TRAVEL

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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