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Destination Philippines

Besting Boracay, Maui and Santorini in order, Palawan is voted by Travel & Leisure readers as the best island, among others, in 2013. My pride, my beloved, my home wasnt even in the top rank last year. So what catapulted it to the top spot this year? Why not? With almost 2000 kilometers of coastline, 1700 […] Read More

Tonys Trip: Home at last


After all the training and travelling more than half-way across the globe, Tony is finally back to the Philippines.  You think hes had enough jetlag and now hes going to catch up with Mr. Fortywinks but no, hes taken to the road again. This time Tony is on a holiday to the north of the […] Read More

I was browsing online when I came across an article on BBC dated April 16, 2013 about the birth of surfing in the Philippines. It reports how Apocalypse Now, a Vietnam War movie, inspired the Filipino surfers. It was filmed in the Philippines in the 1970s in a small town of Baler, the capital of […] Read More

Let me tell you a tale from a far, far away land I found this video on a friends timeline on facebook and I followed the link to their website. Watching the video I was surprised its about Palawan my home, my beloved, my pride. Its about a group called Tao Philippines who is […] Read More

After the my Promdi rant about Manila, its time to let the pendulum of justice swing to the other side. I aim to give a balanced report as much as possible. If you want to learn the history of the Philippines in just one day, Manila is the place to go and here are the […] Read More

Getting lost in Manila


Take me anywhere in Bangkok, blindfold me and leave me anywhere as long as its not an isolated place and I will find my way home. Do I speak Thai? Survival level only. But take me to Metro Manila and even give me a map, I will still get lost! I dont know […] Read More

There are three ziplines in Palawan, all within Puerto Princesa City boundaries: the Palawan Rancho Zipline, Sabang X Zipline and Irawan Canopy Zipline but because of time constrain, I only managed to go to one. Palawan Rancho Zipline I and my friends found ourselves at a ranch turned tourist spot on top of a hill […] Read More

This is the first travel dialog here at TwJ and I am very much honored to have Glee as my first guest. As a budding pro blogger, Glee is behind the success of Creative Fashion blog and among her new ones is Glee Dating, where singles get help finding their perfect mate online and offline. […] Read More

My home for 17 years before I left for college in 1992, Palawan will always hold the deepest place in my heart. When I left, it wasnt much of a destination but it was already on the rise. In my unsubstantiated opinion, Palawan rose to fame when its capital, Puerto Princesa, won the The Greenest […] Read More