Philippines · Travel Tales · Zamboanga City

Travel Tales: Mt. Abong-Abong and Pasonanca Park, Zamboanga City

When Joey took me around Zamboanga City on our first day, he first explained what he’d meant by the city not following the rules. He was mostly talking about traffic and public transportation, and by my third day, I’d seen them all with my own eyes. For one, jeepney passengers whose destinations are near (say,… Continue reading Travel Tales: Mt. Abong-Abong and Pasonanca Park, Zamboanga City

Philippines · Travel Tales · Zamboanga City

Travel Tales: Zamboanga City

Months ago, there were a few who were somewhat worried when they learned that I was going to Zamboanga City for a three-day trip. There was always the misconception that it’s unsafe, that there were terrorist threats and bombings and Muslim insurgents. I have several friends and acquaintances, though, who hail from the city, and… Continue reading Travel Tales: Zamboanga City

Travel Tales · Vietnam

Travel Tales: A Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour (plus some travel tips)

This is Part Three of my Vietnam-Cambodia trip. See the other parts here: Part One: The breathtaking Angkor and the laid-back Siem Reap Part Two: Tonle Sap and the Angkor’s great circuit We left Siem Reap at 7 PM; we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 at 9:30 AM. Our flight back to… Continue reading Travel Tales: A Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour (plus some travel tips)