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Coming of Age

“Life is a game… play it with a light heart.”  I often think that perfect holidays are perfectly awful to write about. When everything goes smoothly, there is no drama, no humour, no adventure to give the tale an edge. … Continue reading

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“How’s the serenity?”

‘I tune into the wind and to the sea and I begin to breathe more easily…’ The wind-ruffled water laps against the pylons, the thatch rustles, the coloured flags slaps the flag poles as I sit on the deck of … Continue reading

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Hibiscus and a Piece of Heaven…

Have you ever had a massage on a raft, two hundred metres off shore, while gentle waves lapped and slapped against the bamboo and a light breeze skipped through the calico curtains, fluttering and flirting against your bare skin, while … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Track and into a Pothole

A large sign at Manila airport offers massages to relieve the stress. It was a timely suggestion after almost an hour in a queue going nowhere at a snail’s pace, followed by a long trek through a barrage of security … Continue reading

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Travels with My Daughter

‘Gorgonians, black coral, shells, turtles, rays, grunts, jacks, snappers, and… soft corals.’ Luscious names that rolled off the tongue and tempted us to dessert the shopping malls of Metro Manila, rest our blistered feet and explore further afield. My husband … Continue reading

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