Neat rows of calamansi seedlings welcome you at a plant nursery in Silang, Cavite. Some of them are already fruiting. There are also fire trees, rubber plants, variegated gumamela and
Author Morgan Matson’s friend calls her a “method” writer. Her first book, “Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour,” was based on a road trip she had actually taken with her mom when she went off to college. When she decided to write a book, she took the road trip again, going so far as to rent the same model SUV she used in the story.
Borders may be well-defined, but once in a while we hear of epic journeys that help blur them just a little. The drive to Pakistan by German nationals Christian Nieth and Elisabeth Hartmann, over dusty, unpaved roads and through corrupt bureaucratic frameworks, is one tale worthy of mention in this regard.
For most people, road trips are something one does with friends when one feels the need to go out of town for a quick getaway. But for the members of K-pop group B1A4, this particular “road trip” involves multiple pit stops across the globe and multitudes of screaming, swooning fans.
As a form of protest against low-cost carriers and perennially congested runways, I decided I would not click on Piso Fare links this month. Instead, all travels would be done on nothing more than a gas tank, a tent and a general idea of where I’m headed.