My visit to Halong Bay in the north of Vietnam was one of those few visits where reality lived up to my expectations. All the pictures and stories from the travel promotions were dead accurate. This was not a place of beaches and rolling waves – this was a place of geographic drama on a grand scale.
Millions of Filipinas suffer lives of poverty and stress. The causes are systemic and cultural. This article discusses the author’s personal observations and conclusions.
The key issue in traveling successfully, then, is to embrace the right attitude and to act in accordance with that attitude. In this series, I’ll describe that attitude. I’ll talk about the specific issues I face on a daily basis and how I deal with them.