Making friends in Laos by "11 Bus"

I was walking along the bricked sidewalks at corners Chao Anou Road and Rue Setthathilath in Ventiane, Laos, when I met Hee Su Jung, a 29-year old Korean lady who was completing her 15-day vacation here all by herself. It was an ordinary Tuesday afternoon (May 7), my fourth day in Laos, and I had… Continue reading Making friends in Laos by "11 Bus"

From archipelago to landlocked

The beach days are over. … for awhile. Twenty days to go before my journey to Bangkok, Thailand, from where I will enter Vientiane, Laos, will begin. This may sound familiar to my fellow Filipinos who are used to traveling abroad. But, mine will be slightly different because my journey to Laos is a part… Continue reading From archipelago to landlocked

University of the Waves

Skimboarders wait for bigger waves at Dahican, Mati City. It was five o’clock in the morning on Sunday in a fine weather when players of Team Amihan, a Filipino term for northeast monsoon, gathered at Dahican Beach. Carrying their skimboards in different sizes and designs, the children of this poor fisher folk village lined up… Continue reading University of the Waves