Europe

How I made €7,000 one summer working in Ibiza

More than a decade ago, I worked in a fancy restaurant in the district of…

Attack of flying tomatoes: My La tomatina experience

The clock strikes 11,  the siren sounds off and  the crowd goes wild. I can…

Faroe Islands: Finding kindness in a faraway place

I didn´t have a clue where the Faroe Islands was. But an advertisement popped up…

Expat living in rural Spain: Of customs and seasons

In La Mancha, Filipino writer and expat Antonio Montalvan enjoys centuries-old traditions of rural Spain…

Springtime in London, the British way

London in spring is buzzing, one of the best times to visit. British-Filipina writer and…

How to spot pickpockets in Spain

Before coming to Spain, a friend had warned me against pickpockets plying inside the public…

Underground Busketeers

SHE EASILY CATCHES my attention once she enters the train. With her neatly combed short…

Old people sunbathing on a beach in Breskens, Zeeland
Summer in Holland (for a Pinay expat mom)

Summer. This season brings out so many childhood memories of growing up in Marinduque, one…

A day in Guernsey

Off the south coast of the United Kingdom but nearer to France are several islands,…

Weekend getaway in time of a pandemic

On the evening of March 13, 2020, when the Dutch government imposed a lock down…