From Peru, Jan Hilario sent the Source Newspaper a visual update of her travels. Hilario left Vancouver on April 2. She doesn’t plan to return until hitting the majority of our globe and has seven months left on this self-imposed one-year-tour.
A recent one month visit to New Zealand gave me the feeling that I was still in British Columbia. It made me think, perhaps we should add another city to Vancouver’s list of sister cities – Christchurch.
As my family’s three-week trip around Victoria and South Australia comes to its final days, I find myself at Melbourne Museum, walking through an exhibit created in conjunction with local Aboriginal Australian outreach societies. [Read more…]
A few months after moving back to my home country of the Philippines, I still continue to feel the effects of reverse culture shock, like unpleasant aftershocks after a big quake. Just when you think you have survived through the worst temblors, another one comes rumbling around. [Read more…]
My wife hasn’t been to the U.S. since her birthday over a decade ago. I can think of worse traditions, especially since I usually reap the travel benefits. But it’s a tricky habit to maintain if you live in Vancouver, as your options for quick, cheap non-Canadian travel are quite limited. I love Portland, but I can only handle the company of bearded hippies for so long, especially considering that I live on Main Street. [Read more]