The island has a deep-seated history of stories and tales, yet the truth can sometimes be just as fascinating as what many believe is fiction, and to those that believe that what is truth is simply a statement told by those that do not see through a mystic’s eye. The duality of the island is present in everyday life. A place where everyone smiles and waves, where everyone … [Read more...] about The Mysticism and Mystique of Siquior Island, Philippines
Hot and humid, the streets of Bangkok seem to ebb and fall with a tidal wave of the masses. People walking their daily routes for work or leisure. The pulse of the streets seems palpable with the combination of tropical heat and city surge. Dipping into a small café to get some relief from the heat, I sit down to enjoy a refreshing milk green tea. A concoction I just … [Read more...] about Tales of Thailand
By Donald Carr For many, any conversation of Olongapo, Philippines conjures visions of 1980’s US naval presence in Subic Bay. Seedy dive bars and Go-Go girls with a two-day recovery from the weekend liberty beer binge that led to fuzzy memories and possible regrets, not that I myself experienced this of course. Well, maybe the two-day recovery, a time or two, all from a … [Read more...] about Olongapo, Philippines…The Then and Now
DPA ALERT: Veterans Affairs leaders will not recommend appealing a federal court ruling to award disability benefits to thousands of Vietnam veterans who claim exposure to cancer-causing chemical defoliants during ship deployments off that country’s coastline, officials confirmed Tuesday. During an appearance before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on 26 March 2019, VA … [Read more...] about VA Will Not Challenge Court Ruling on ‘Blue Water Veterans’
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan teases the imagination of visitors with the grand images of balls and an aristocratic time past. The cobblestone roads and narrow streets whisper the sense of social class as one strolls through the cafes and small shops that now occupy the spaces. Once grand manors are now bed & breakfast venues for visitors but still relish in the … [Read more...] about Vigan, Philippines…..where time and culture meet.