Category: Travel

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part XI, the Wrap

In the immortal words of Jim Anchower, holas amigos, I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya.  At the end of the last installment I had sampled the unfortunately named Pocari […]

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part X

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part X By the end of the last installment, we had departed Manila and were on our way to Tokyo (actually Narita, a suburb of Tokyo). The check-in […]

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part IX

In my last installment, we had made it to Manila on Thursday, but would need to wait until Saturday to fly out of Manila, and, we hoped, on to the States. We had spent a […]

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part VII

In the last installment our brother had decided to come with us, we had worked out travel plans, and were getting ready to embark on a “tour du village” so he could say goodbye to […]

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part VI

At the end of my last installment we had traveled to Illigan City and procured cash and produce. The trip back was mostly uneventful. Night fell as we traveled back, but under the auspices of […]

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part V

In last week’s installment, we had just talked to our brother at the mayor’s office, and then received a ride back to our guesthouse, courtesy of one of the mayor’s drivers. I’ll segue here and […]

My summer vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part IV

Picking up where I left off (almost 2 weeks ago – sorry!), my stateside brother and I had just had a meal of fish and rice, followed by with some delicious pineapple pie, and were […]

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part III

In last week’s installment, we had just wrapped up our brief adventure in Narita, Japan and were headed back to the airport to fly to Manila. After a leisurely and somewhat circuitous trip to see […]

My summer vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part II

left off I left off as my stateside brother and I finalized our plan to travel to the Philippines to retrieve my Philippines-dwelling brother from near a war zone. I have flight benefits through my […]

My Summer Vacation – Foreign Extraction Edition, Part I

How did everyone’s summer go? Did you get out to the beach? Have some BBQs? Do some camping? Kayaking? Bike riding? How about that eclipse? That was something, huh? I did manage to do most […]