Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

  First order of the day: visit the market.     It is not just any market, but Nishiki Market, Kyoto’s go-to place to acquire the best traditional foods, ingredients and kitchen-related goods. It’s the largest traditional market in the city and the locals refer to it as “Kyoto’s pantry”.         Arriving…

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Hop on board the shinkansen

  Yes, it’s true shinkansen, aka bullet train, is quite an expensive ride, perhaps the same cost as taking a plane, but no doubt it’s a wiser choice than the winged ride. Minus the airport pre-departure requirements, travel time is cut short and you get to enjoy your destination more. Driving can be fun with…

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Davao’s beautiful churches

  SUNDAYS and the daily mass, weddings and christenings, these are times when worshippers enter the halls of God for prayers of thanks and mercy. The Holy Week is probably the busiest time for the Catholic Churches, Maundy Thursday most especially. It is the time when the devotees do the Lenten practice of Visita Iglesia….

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