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Songkran: Thai New Year

Songkran: Thai New Year

WATER FIGHT!!! What began centuries ago as a traditional celebration of the Thai astrological new year has devolved into a friendly national water fight geared to stave off the hottest days of the Thai year….

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Yo ho, me hearties… yo ho!

Yo ho, me hearties… yo ho!

On the small island of Panglao, south of Bohol, in the middle of the Philippine archipelago, local fishermen have turned dolphin watching into an commercial art form, but when it comes to choosing a boat…

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Don’t feed the animals

Don’t feed the animals

Now halfway into a short-term tour of SE Asia; it’s time for a family break to debrief and unwind from the constant cultural adjustments that we’ve been making since arriving here almost 2 months ago….

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Alms for the boaters?

Alms for the boaters?

On tour with family for a couple of weeks to the Visayas, central islands of Philippines. Fishermen in small boats called “bancas” from the island of Cebu gather alongside the docking SuperFerry (a primary means…

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