Exploring Subic Bay and the Bataan Peninsula

The Philippines: Exploring Subic Bay and the Bataan Peninsula

Exploring Subic Bay and the Bataan Peninsula We spent four days in Subic Bay and the Bataan Peninsula.  During this time, we took a trip to Corregidor Island, explored the towns of Subic Bay and Olongapo, and visited as many of Bataan’s attractions as we could. Here’s what we found: 1. Subic Bay: the Town and the “Boardwalk” Subic Bay is not a resort town. This part of town was all part of a large US navel operation[…]

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Woven basket from Yemen

Yemen: The Colors of a Desert Day

The Colors of a Desert Day Yemen: Five Places that Colored My Childhood   Yemen: the country that, more than any other, defined my childhood. Yemen was the setting of all of my early adventures. Yemen was the place where I first learned to love travel. More than anything else though, Yemen was the place where I learned to find beauty in the bleak, the stark, and the unusual. As Yemen continues to struggle to[…]

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Almaty Metro Train leaves the Alatau Station

Stop-by-Stop: A Tour of the Almaty Metro

The Almaty Metro   Almaty’s short, but serviceable metro is a work of art in its own right. Construction began  back in 1988 but the first line was not opened until December 1, 2011.  The line currently has seven stops but the plan is to extend the line out to the western suburb of Kalkaman and down to the Almaty-1 train station for a total of thirteen stops. Two new stops, “Sayran” (near the bus[…]

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