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Found in Singapore: Mashed Potato Fountain

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If you’re like me, you love mashed potatoes to the point where you can’t fall asleep without dreaming of pillowy mounds of starches marching below your eyelids.  Well for you, the technical wizards at 7-11 Singapore have been working on what I can only imagine was an enterpize similar in size to the Manhattan Project.  The fruit of their labor is the technomancy that is the Mashed Potato Fountain.  I’m not sure what sort of dark magic makes this machine …

Thank You, Singapore Tourist Information Center

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When traveling around to many places, you rarely have time to do all of the reading and investigation that you would really like to do, so it often results in a feeling of “Ok, I’m here….now what?” when you arrive at a new location.  This is why Information Centers have become our very good friends.  However, while most tourist destinations will have some sort of information, not all information centers are created equal. It was our pleasure, then, to go …

Review of Osprey Porter 46

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One Bag to Rule Them All When you are on a long term trip, your bag is your life.  It’s your house, your closet, your emergency kit, and your refrigerator.  Hey, they don’t call it backpacking for nothing.  So when we were planning the trip, I did a lot of reading and research on what bag to get, finally decided on the Osprey Porter 46 in the delightful red color.  One of the main reasons is that I wanted a …

Aniceto’s Pension – Good, Cheap place in Puerto Princesa

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After returning to Puerto Princesa from El Nido, we needed to find a place to stay and while the hotel we had stayed at before was pleasant, it was on the expensive side.  We followed one of our fellow El Nido travelers to their guest house, but that happened to be full.  However, the owner’s cousin happened to have another guest house just down the road.  Now this sort of thing often happens and you can end up at an …

Top 7 Experiences in the Philippines

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Have you been to the Philippines?  If not, just go.  Seriously, stop reading, buy a plane ticket, and head out.  Still not convinced?  You’re a picky one aren’t ya?  Ok, well have a look below at some of the amazing experiences that we had in the Phillippines to whet your appetite. The Philippines is an extremely diverse place.  With many different islands to explore, they each have their own flavor and attractions, while still being unmistakably the Philippines.  From the …