Postcard #86: Zermatt

Ah, the view of the Matterhorn can’t get better than this! I could skate all day in the open-air ice rink of Zermatt, Switzerland … and the rink is less crowded than the slopes!

Until my next post … take care!
Save the bees, save the environment!

To the Fallen 44

On this National Day of Mourning in the Philippines, we offer a moment of silence and prayers to the “Fallen 44.”

Forty-four elite police officers died tragically during a clash with Muslim rebels in the south of the country in pursuit of a high-profile terrorist and bomb maker. These officers risked their lives to protect our country and our people. We salute you and thank you!

A woman praying in front of a church in Vilnius, Lithuania

Until my next post … take care!
Save the bees, save the environment!

Venice Behind the Mask

We often read of Venice and its canals. Those beautiful, picturesque and sometimes stinky canals. But the city actually has another enchanting side to it, often unexplored by the herds of tourists and uncaptured in their cameras, probably because they’re busier trying to find their way around and out of them than snapping away. I’m talking about its labyrinth of alleys, side streets and bridges; often empty, deserted and sometimes in a dilapidated state. The Venice behind the mask.

This is the hidden Venice where you’ll find the locals out and about with their daily lives, quaint little restaurants, markets and artisans and craftsmen. Yes, you can easily get lost but with a very good map, I mean a detailed one that you actually need to buy instead of just getting for free from the hotel, you can find your way about. Otherwise, just head to the nearest canal and flag a gondolier to take you to the nearest tourist spot or something.

Until my next post … take care!
Save the bees, save the environment!

Read: Venetian Highlights
Read: Mr. Gondolier

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