Tag: beach

Easter in Barcelona

On a short visit (Easter break) to Barcelona sometime ago, we have not booked a hotel in advance and thought we’d just find an accommodation when we get there.  Turned out, Barcelona was fully booked. So we spent the entire day walking to find a place to sleep.  While at it, we came across a

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The Wadden Sea – A wildlife sanctuary and more

The Wadden Sea is an area off the northern coast of Holland extending towards Germany and Denmark.  It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a wildlife sanctuary and a bird watcher’s paradise.  Every year, millions of migratory birds make use of this area. A few years back, we had a chance

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An Invite to Paradise

Its nearly December, and we are counting the days for our annual Christmas homecoming.  We are fortunate to go home every year to paradise.  I am not joking.  We are from Palawan.  Yup, that island that always features in among the world’s best beaches.  It is even more special for us because we get to

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Vintage Palawan

Before Palawan came to be the Philippines’ top tourist destination (due largely to the Underground River being voted as one of the new seven wonders), it used to receive bad press (malaria-infested, leper colony in Culion, Iwahig penal colony) and for some reason, we had this idea as children that the Palawan natives have tails. 

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