Tuk-tuk: Your Bangkok “ride of a lifetime”

    Do you remember that Visa card commercial back in 2002 where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) rented a tuk-tuk, those sputtering three-wheeled open-air taxis to cut through the traffic and catch up with his date Zhang Ziyi in Bangkok and how the tuk-tuk collapsed to the ground from fatigue? I…

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Fave lenses

Here are my favorite lenses. The 14-140mm Panasonic lens is my "most favoritiest" and the most-used (and abused?) lens. I like how wide I can go with it and how close I can zoom in. The 100-300mm Lumix lens is another favorite. I always love zoom lenses and this one's a…

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My travel cameras

I am currently using two cameras—the Lumix G7 and GX8 mirrorless micro-four thirds. My main aka all-around camera is the GX8 and I use the G7 mostly for taking video shots. Oh, I do use the camera in my iPhone X a lot too since it’s always handy.    

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A Charm called Chiang Mai

IN the northernmost part of Thailand is Chiang Mai, a city that caught my heart and became my instant favorite the first time I saw it from an airplane window.Chiang Mai is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is small and laid-back but packed with everything—from…

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Flamenco: A beach lover’s paradise

ABOUT 20 minutes or so onboard a small plane from Puerto Rico toward the east coast of is a small slice of idyllic paradise surrounded by the bluest waters of the Caribbean Ocean. The island is called Isla de Culebra.From the air, the first sight that attracts one’s attention to Culebra…

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Malacca in one day (and it’s not enough)

  The historic city of Melaka, or Malacca in southwestern Malaysia has always been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I finally had the chance to check it off a few weeks ago. I had one day to spare and learned that one day is never…

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‘Flaming’ islands

   IT’S that time of the year once again in the Northern Mariana Islands when all you see while driving around the island are bare flame trees with nothing but twigs on them. Those leafless trees are just the onset of something wonderful. In a few weeks, red flaming flowers will blossom…

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