The Great Escape

Rediscovering life in Palawan Philippines

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Photos from the Shoebox: Northern Thailand 1991

If you had a 35mm camera you probably have a shoebox full of pictures that you never got around to sorting and putting in an album. In this series “Photos from the Shoebox” I take them out of the closest and shine light on them once more.

In the 1990’s Thailand was on top of the list of places to see in Southeast Asia. It was the perfect place to go for adventure if you were young and had a shoestring budget. Going north to Chiang Mai to do a hill tribe trek was on the circuit of most travellers.

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How to Survive a Visit to the Taal Volcano

No visit to Tagaytay would be complete without a hike up the world’s smallest active volcano, the Taal Volcano. Described as “a volcano within a lake within a volcano” it’s one of the most visited tourist spots in the Philippines. Only about 2 hours from Manila it’s easily accessible but does have some downsides.

The Bangka

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Weekly Photo Challenge: JOURNEY

A JOURNEY starts with just one step.  Read more…

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