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Great Kite Weather in Boracay 0

Great Kite Weather in Boracay

Yesterday and today there was great kite weather in Boracay. We counted over 100 kites simultaneously in the sky. Winnie raced all over the beach on his mountain bike to give instructions and check...

Fine taxi drivers in Manila 0

Fine taxi drivers in Manila

Last weekend I’ve been in Manila and had to take a taxi from Manila Airport to my Makati Hotel. To my great surprise the taxi at the airport was ultra clean. The driver immediately...

Mini “Putsch” in Manila 0

Mini “Putsch” in Manila

Dramatically played out on live television, an opposition politician and rebel military officers surrendered to government forces after taking over a luxury hotel in Manila. “We’re going out for the sake of the safety...

Two typhoons 0

Between Hagibis and Mitag

During the last few days (November 20 thru 27, 2007) we felt like Ulysses between Scylla and Charybdis. Two depressions came over the Pacific (what a name!). First there was a tropical depression, Hagibis,...