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Hanoi’s Metropole–nothing less than Paris itself

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THE DISTINGUISHED facade PHOTOS BY INO MANALO

In the waning years of the 19th century, the great powers of Europe were in the thick of their empire-building spree. The competition was often unruly.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Looking for the Philippine-Mexico connection at Mexico City’s Museo Franz Mayer

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courtyard
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One of the things I find so astounding about Mexico City is the multitude and variety of its museums. Due to such world-renowned archaeological establishments such as the Museo Antropologia and the Museo de Plaza Mayor, the city can justly claim to be not only the country’s political center but its cultural hub as well.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

My oasis of simplicity in Siem Reap

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CONTEMPORARY room with traditional Khmer touches

During an extended research trip to Phnom Penh, my favorite hangout was the Foreign Correspondents’ Club or the FCC.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Why we need a Shangri-la

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HUGE curtains covering temple doorways

We do not travel because we have to get from one place to another. We travel because we yearn.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Crow Castle–and guess what Japanese icon was in it

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EARLY morning view of the castle

Crows have always struck me as sinister creatures. Many years ago, as a young intern in Dacca, I watched a gang of these feathered ruffians obliterate the carcass of a goat in a matter of minutes.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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