TRAVEL

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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TRAVEL, TRUE WEIRD

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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TRUE WEIRD

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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