culture, TRAVEL

An Ibaloy Mummy in the Baguio Museum

Visited the Baguio Museum, which was originally built in 1975 and restored after it was damaged in the 1990 earthquake that has left a scar on the City that can be felt to this day. The Museum is inspired by Igorot architecture and features artifacts from Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province, as […]

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What we will lose if we don’t take care of the Pasig River

Went on a Pasig River Heritage Walk organized by Renacimiento Manila. We started at Plaza Lawton in front of the Manila Post Office, crossed part of the Jones Bridge, and ended up at the First United Building along Escolta. The walk showed me how small Manila can be on foot, even for someone disabled like […]

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My Siquijor adventure: getting hexed on an island paradise

In 2010, I was sent by a travel magazine to Siquijor, a small island province in the Visayas region of the Philippines. You need a ferry to get there, and I and the photographer took one from Dumaguete. The island was first called “Katagusan,” after the molave (Vitex parviflora) trees that populated it. When the Spanish […]

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What’s in my travel esoteric kit

This is the esoteric kit I have with me a lot of the time. It consists of a mini tarot deck, some candles, a lighter, a stick of palosanto (which is apparently endangered so I’ll be changing this), a quartz crystal, and a vial of rock salt. Not in the photo a recent addition, a […]

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