Guimaras: (almost) everything right about Philippines

     Greetings from the Western Visayas! Who? What? Where? It’s somewhat overlooked even within the Philippines, so here is a map. Guimaras is an island between the biggest cities in the region, Iloilo and Bacolod.      It’s in these unprepossessing little places … Continue reading

A dozen times in Japan; it doesn’t get any less weird

Obscure, semi-useful practical information for budding diehard Japanophiles:      Did you know that Japan is now the cheapest country in Asia to send stuff home if your home is called California? It costs 1080 yen (US$10.50) to send a small packet … Continue reading

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