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Traveling Easy in Singapore with VISA Debit Card [SP]

Posted on September 30, 2011

Before my two-week trip to India last summer, one of my biggest concerns was in what form I should take my money. Should I bring cash, credit or traveler’s check? I decided to take them all with me, missing out on another convenient option: paying in debit. A business-slash-leisure trip last week to Singapore gave me the opportunity to try VISA Debit, my blog’s first sponsor, while traveling for the very first time. With the VISA logo, your ATM cardRead More

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte: Seascape Escape

Posted on June 21, 2011

Postcard-pretty Saud Beach Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte along the northernmost coast of Luzon has been on my bucket list for years. I finally got to explore this coastal resort town over the weekend, and I must say it exceeded my expectations. Despite an incoming tropical storm, the main stretch of Saud Beach managed to whip up a postcard-pretty union of sun, sand and surf, accented by equally bright blue outrigger boats. Across the sweeping bay, the mammoth Bangui windmills lookedRead More

EAZY Traveler on Living Asia Channel: Snapshots Asia with Canon

Posted on September 6, 2010

Living Asia Channel interviewed me last June on travel photography using a prosumer camera, the Canon Powershot G11. Add LAC on Facebook and Twitter. Snapshots Asia with Canon episode with my segment will be aired from September 5 to 12, 2010. Airing schedule as follows: Sept. 5 2:00PM 8:00PM Sept. 6 2:00AM 8:00AM 6:00PM Sept. 7 12:00AM 6:00AM 12:00PM 4:00PM 10:00PM Sept. 8 4:00AM 2:00PM 8:00PM Sept. 9 2:00AM 8:00AM 6:00PM Sept. 10 12:00AM 6:00AM 12:00PM 4:00 PM 10:00 PMRead More

Batad Rice Terraces

Posted on April 30, 2008

For an updated information on Batad, check out my updated post:https://www.eazytraveler.net/2012/02/race-across-terrace-batad-rice-terraces.html A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Batad Rice Terraces of Banaue, Ifugao Province is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Philippines. These secluded amphitheater-like terraces were carved out of the mountains by the Ifugao tribes people hundreds of years ago without the aid of machinery, way before the Spanish colonization of the archipelago. An international backpacker’s destination, Batad Village is located more than 350 km north ofRead More

Banaue Rice Terraces

Posted on April 22, 2008

While Jesus walked the Holy Land and the Great Wall rose from the ground, Ifugao highland tribes were making miracles of their own by carving out a vast network of rice terraces with primitive tools, along the unforgiving slopes of the Cordillera mountain range some 1500 meters above sea level. Rice terraces may be common throughout Asia, but no other can compare to the exquisite grandeur of Banaue’s 2,000 year old stairways. If these terraces were placed end to end,Read More

Pari-an of Cebu

Posted on April 15, 2008

When I was younger, I remember accompanying my mother to downtown Cebu to shop for cloth and other supplies for our small tailoring family business. At the heart of this locality is the pari-an, a term used to denote the old Chinese district in established Philippine cities. Pari-an and Colon Street–the oldest in the Philippines–used to be the center of cultural, business and social activity in the country’s first Spanish settlement. Named after Cristobal Colon or Christopher Columbus, Colon StreetRead More