Monday, October 14, 2019
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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Grace M. Avanzado
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A pilgrim’s story in Egypt
AFTER our border crossing from Israel into Egypt, we immediately noticed the change of scenery.The lush vegetation of Israel seemed like a world away. In its place were views of rock mountains, the Red Sea and the desert. The Castle ...
From 32 days ago
A pilgrim’s story in Israel (Part IV)
OUR last day in Israel started off with an early morning hike uphill to visit the Church of the Visitation in the picturesque village of Ein Karem.This church commemorates Virgin Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth, the mother of John ...
From 39 days ago
A pilgrim’s story in Israel (Part III)
AFTER leaving the Mount of Olives, we arrived at Mt. Zion to see the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.Built on four different levels on the site of High Priest Caiaphas’ house, it is evident that the triple denial of ...
From 46 days ago
A pilgrim’s story in Israel (Part II)
DAY three started out with an early morning visit to the Mount of Beatitudes to visit the eight-sided church representing the eight beatitudes.The garden of the church was filled with roses and blooming jacaranda trees. It was one of my ...
From 53 days ago
A pilgrim’s story in Israel (Part I)
WHEN our guide Taleb welcomed us to Israel, I was immediately impressed by the lush vegetation surrounding us; especially the sight of fully-grown mango trees that were probably as tall as me. I soon learned that Israel was famous for ...
From 60 days ago
A pilgrim’s start in Jordan
A PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land is probably on the bucket list of most Christians – but this is something my Mother had put off before deciding to make a go at it the year she turned 75.When an offer ...
From 102 days ago
THE minute you step into Cancun Airport’s newest terminal, you realize just how tourist-ready this place is.All the questions you have in your head as to what to do with your time here can be answered with one sweeping look ...
From 130 days ago
Historic Mexico City
THREE plane changes after leaving Cebu, I found myself on a bus leaving Mexico City’s airport eager to take in the sights of this city which my paternal relatives claimed was where our lineage came from.In the early hours of ...
From 137 days ago
Winter in the Canyon
AFTER a very successful high school reunion in Las Vegas, I found myself in a car with four childhood friends, excited for the road trip that lay ahead.As we entered the state line welcoming us into Arizona, we were hoping ...
From 186 days ago
Inside the Fujian Tulou Hakka Houses
WHILE searching for Unesco Heritage Sites to visit on a recent trip to Xiamen, the photos of UFO-like structures kept popping up and fueled my curiosity to see them for myself.It was not easy to find a tour that takes ...
From 207 days ago