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3 Day Family Itinerary – El Nido, Palawan

Day 1 – Boxing day.  We decided to go on a family outing to El Nido with my sister, brother-in-law and my mom as well as my older brother’s family.  We were in total 7 adults and 4 children. We hired a van and took the 6-hour drive to the town of El Nido from

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Innsbruck for families

Innsbruck is the charming capital of the Alps.  It has been a winter Olympic site a couple of times in the past and is a popular winter holiday destination.  We visited autumn of 2013, supposedly off-peak season for holiday-makers but the city is still bustling with tourists.  One can easily see why.  The city is

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In Sync

These birds got me interested in birds.  These are Atlantic Puffins. They can be found in Norway, Iceland (the pictures below are from a Puffin colony in Vik, South of Iceland), Greenland and North Atlantic islands.  They are also referred to as ‘sea parrots’ perhaps because of their colorful beaks.  Some interesting facts about Puffins:

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Iceland’s Vital Resource

Iceland showcases the different phases of its most important resource – water.  The major sectors supporting Iceland’s economy include fisheries, geothermal and hydropower and water itself (export of bottled water) and recently tourism.  In our recent trip to Iceland, we joined a tour where the theme revolved around water in  its different phases. In its

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Road Trip to the Norwegian Fjords

‘Sol i Norge!’  (Sun in Norway) That was the headline in the local newspaper three days ago.  It is the best summer in 20 years.  And we happened to pick the right time to drive from Oslo to the west of Norway to see the fjords.  The weather was perfect.  It was the best week-long

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