#travellinkup: Why Christmas is more fun in the Philippines

I grew up loving Christmas. It’s such a familial holiday and I can’t help but feel all sorts of fuzzy whenever December comes around. However, living as an expat for the past ten years made me realise how much I miss celebrating Christmas in the Philippines. Here’s why. Christmas starts…

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6 Instagram accounts you should follow if you want to learn more about the Philippines

One of my most memorable conversations about the Philippines went on like this: HER: You’re from the Philippines? ME: Yes, indeed! I am! HER: From Minillee? ME: Er, it’s Manila. Ma-ni-la. The capital. HER: Oh exotic! What’s it like to live in Africa? Unfortunately, this person had an MA in…

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Philippines 2012: Cagayan Valley part 2

There’s a sort of excitement you get from being ‘one with nature’. I haven’t felt that for a while until my father took me to see his farm. I felt like a cross between Dora the Explorer and a kid off to Toys R Us for the first time. Played…

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