Category: DESTINATIONS

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Marigot Bay, Saint Martin

Beautiful day at the bay, with boats out in the lagoon.  Marigot is located on the west coast of St. Martin, the French side of the island. A few steps away from this beautiful bay is one of the most famous attractions near the bay is the Marigot Market, typically like your flea markets with open...

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‘Frisked’ at the Hong Kong airport

One thing about air travel that I never look forward to is having to go through TSA inspection. I have yet to meet someone who looks forward to having to take their shoes and jackets off and surrendering all their belongings for X-ray, then raising their arms in total surrender to the body scanner, but...

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Visit to the Thunderball Grotto

I first fell in love with the Thunderball Grotto back in the late 90s when I first rented the James Bond spy film “Thunderball.” In my mind then, it was just another fantasy location way beyond my reach. Never in my wildest dreams or imagination did I ever think I would set foot in the...

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Here comes the plane!

Check out one of the scariest airports in the world where planes fly so dangerously low over people’s heads, yet it has become an attraction drawing tourists from all over the world. Sometime ago I and my travel buddy joined an eager crowd at Maho Beach where the most spectacular jet landings and take-offs happens...

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Adelaide, a heritage village in Nassau

In the southern part of Nassau, Bahamas is a heritage village that has become a significant landmark in the history of the island. While a big majority of tourists would immediately scout the popular beaches and shopping malls, I and my travel buddy were looking for something different. We were looking for the back roads...

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Barbados quickie highlights

Far away in the eastern Caribbean is the island of Barbados, a tropical gem surrounded by turquoise waters and pristine white sand beaches that makes you think everything is photoshopped. If it’s your first time to visit and if you only have one day to do it, you are not even going to scratch the...

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Currency lessons learned the hard way

   I tried to mentally calculate how much money I had when my math button suddenly froze. Just like that. The numbers stopped registering and I couldn’t add or multiply anything anymore. Panic and fatigue took over, then everything started to spin and go dark ever so slowly around me. Traveling gives one lessons that...

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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 always thought that...

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One day in a Mexican village

ONE of the best ways to experience Mexican culture is to skip the tourist traps and popular tourist destinations and roam around a rural village even just for a day. Let’s put a village of Limones, a town in Costa Maya, Mexico in the spotlight. You can fly to Cancun and take a bus or...