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2017: A Year in Review traveling
2017: A Year in Review
(Dec 31, 2017) looking back at the last 365 days
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Economics in One Lesson books
Economics in One Lesson
revealing the hidden reality and the fallacies behind popular economic tenets
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Goodbye and Thank You, Ubay traveling

Goodbye and Thank You, Ubay

(Nov 14-Dec 13, 2017) After 30 days, it was time to pack-up again for a new destination. This traveling format has been challenging with Ubay. I would have left much sooner if not for my 30-day constraint. I didn't really meet anyone, it was always hot, humid and dusty, their attractions are not really noteworthy and there isn't really a comfortable hang-out place. What exactly did I come away with?....more »»

The Burden of Gift Giving lucid

The Burden of Gift Giving

(Dec 12, 2017) With the holidays just around the corner, it's gift-giving season once again. We give gifts to those we hold dear, to those who expect it, to those we owe or to those gatherings where it's expected of us. This conjures vivid memories of gift-giving episodes that reflect the warped convention that was molded and spawned by this practice....more »»

Visiting the Ubay Stock Farm traveling

Visiting the Ubay Stock Farm

(Dec 8, 2017) The Ubay Stock Farm is one of Ubay's touted tourist spots and it's just 10kms away from the town center. I wasn't sure if it was a petting zoo for livestock or a tour of a working farm, but with my few remaining days in Ubay, I thought I'd pay it a visit and see what it's all about....more »»

Marooned by Ed Stafford mtn

Marooned by Ed Stafford

(Dec 4, 2017) Marooned by Ed Stafford is a reality tv series where survivalist Ed Stafford is left alone on an isolated and inhospitable environment for 10 days before his extraction. He has nothing but a first-aid kit and cameras - that's it! No film crew, no food, no water, no tools, no match. He not only has to survive but he has to thrive!....more »»

Exploring Carlos P. Garcia (CPG) Island by Bike mtb

Exploring Carlos P. Garcia (CPG) Island by Bike

(Dec 1, 2017) One km across the waters from Ubay towards Leyte is a small island about 17kms long, named after the Philippine's 8th president, Carlos P. Garcia. No one in Ubay talks about this island. What could possibly be there? It was a slow day in Ubay so I embarked on exploring the island on my bike....more »»

Roger Ver people

Roger Ver

(Nov 29, 2017) Roger Ver has been the most visible evangelical crusader for Bitcoin, earning him the name, Bitcoin Jesus. He has been one of the earliest adaptors to Bitcoin when it was still unheard of and ignored. As a libertarian, he sees Bitcoin as an empowerment to people from the shackles of central governments and banks in their strangle-hold of people's lives and destiny...more »»

Visiting Bayongan Lake traveling

Visiting Bayongan Lake

(Nov 22, 2017) Bayongan Lake, just like Malingin Lake in Cambugsay Hills, is a man-made lake caused by damming a river to irrigate the rice fields. What makes this special is its isolation, open expanse, serenity and beauty....more »»

Exploring Cambugsay Healing Hills with Lars Jensen traveling

Exploring Cambugsay Healing Hills with Lars Jensen

(Nov 22, 2017) Cambugsay Hills is roughly 20kms from Ubay proper along the main highway going south to Alicia. From the top, it offers a scenic view of the Ilaya Reservoir (Mother Dam). You arrive at the park by the dam and trek it to the hills.....more »»

Visiting Ubay Green Park mtb

Visiting Ubay Green Park

(Nov 18, 2017) Ubay Green Park is a former landfill turned into an eco-park re-purposing plastic as part of its decor and attraction....more »»

Ubay in a Nutshell traveling

Ubay in a Nutshell

(Nov 17, 2017) Life in Ubay came off to a slow start. I had to cover my bases first - sourcing a water supplier, identifying wifi areas, frequent walks about town getting familiar where to get what, and getting a bearing on Ubay's culturescape through the locals....more »»

In Search of the Next Destination traveling

In Search of the Next Destination

(Nov 14, 2017) After my 30 days in Loboc, I scouted several places to spend my next 30 days - Baclayon, Dauis, Maribojoc, Carmen and Talibon. There were a few half-decent rooms I could get for my P2,500 monthly budget, but nothing really called out. While in Talibon, I decided to stop by Ubay for a sikwate treat. It was here I saw a decent room that called out - and fit my budget. Ubay it is...more »»

37 Days in Loboc - Thank You and Goodbye traveling

37 Days in Loboc - Thank You and Goodbye

(Oct 8-Nov 14, 2017) When I arrived Loboc, I had no clue what to expect or what's in store for me. I didn't know anyone, didn't have a place to sleep and wasn't familiar to the place. It was just an obscure dot on a map. Now, 30 days after, I feel like leaving home behind - the wonderful people who opened their doors to me, the mountain bike trails I hammered on, the familiar carinderia I often spend breakfast and lunch at, Villagio Pizza for its wood-fired oven, the charming Loboc River...more »»

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