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Denver, on the rocks

DENVER, Colorado — “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you.” The late Anthony Bourdain said that. Late — how strange. He visited Denver once upon a time and he’d have …

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Want to meet your persona when traveling?

MANILA, Philippines — We can travel with our closest family members and longtime friends, and still find ourselves arguing where to stay, what to eat, and how to spend the day, among others. This is because each of us has a unique personality, which always reflects in whatever we do …

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Iloilo with a full plate

On one trip to Iloilo some years ago I was with a friend who was determined to sample batchoy at every restaurant that advertised itself as d’best, d’original and other similar claims. And there were many such restaurants – too many, if you ask me. So for three of the …

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Opening the right doors in Bordeaux

Once upon a time, before I knew anything about wine, I won a bottle of Chateau Latour in an office bridge tournament. Stupid, ignorant, clueless person that I was, I brought it to a party as my contribution to dinner – a £100 Premier Grand Cru in a sea of …

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Accredited travel agencies to process Korean visas

MANILA, Philippines — Passengers bound for South Korea are reminded to have their visa applications processed through accredited travel agencies starting July 1. The embassy of South Korea announced that beginning July 1, visa applications should be made through accredited travel agencies and not directly at the embassy’s consular office. …

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God Resides in the Holy Land

God is everywhere. But nowhere in the world is God more felt than in Israel. In the Promised Land, I renewed my covenant with God. The very essence of faith is in believing God even if one does not see Him. Faith is the communion between God and man and …

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Lish-Bon!

Say it right and enjoy the city like a local. Bem-venido! Many tourists just stop over for a night and head to the famous destination in Portugal which is Fatima. But if you have the time and chance to walk around Lisbon, you may discover a new favorite city. Prepare …

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