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Sunset in Cebu

Is it just me or are sunsets much more vivid and intense the closer it is to the equator? Because the interplay of colors that is on display in the horizon every afternoon is just breathtaking. They say that our town San Remigio is the best place to watch sunset in Cebu. Well, I’m not surprised. When the conditions are such, sunsets here are almost like the Aurora Borealis - Polar lights that appear in the sky. Maybe we take this as a sign for our upcoming Arctic adventure next year. Read More…
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El Nino in the Philippines

We’re in mid August, which means, we’re right in the middle of the rainy and typhoon season. True enough, the past weeks and months have been rainy, stormy, and even brought a devastating typhoon. Then suddenly, as if somebody flicked a switch (a la The Truman Show), the tumultuous weather ceased. Suddenly we’re experiencing dry, burning, extreme heat! The same kind of heat we were suffering from in April and May. So this is the “El Niño” that I’ve always heard about, and it has arrived. Read More…
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My first Bogo Fiesta

Bogo City celebrates its city fiesta every May. When they celebrate, they pull out all the stops! The city was turned on its head for an entire week; with street parties, concerts, discos, parades. We were right in the middle of it all, taking all of them in. I must say, having experienced it for the very first time: the festive atmosphere, the excitement in the air, the infectious mood was so palpable and I like it! Read More…
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Dirty kitchen in the Philippines

Most of the household related tasks here in the Philippines seem to need so much more effort than in Europe. They are much more time consuming because so much is done by hand, as in it’s not automated—like for example: washing the laundry, doing the dishes, or cleaning the floor. But the one thing that surprised me the most were the kitchens. Read More…
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