Cultural similarities between Spain and the Philippines

The Philippines and Spain have a lot of cultural similarities despite being thousands of kilometers apart. Maybe it’s due to the fact that the Philippines was a colony of Spain for centuries. Or maybe it’s just because the two countries both get a lot of sun? 😀 In any case, here are some things these […]

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Templo de Debod

Templo de Debod after quarantine

Templo de Debod is one of my favorite places in Madrid. It’s a 2nd Century B.C. temple gifted by the Egyptian government to Spain in the 70s, transported to and reconstructed in Madrid stone by ancient stone. It’s not very big, but there’s a mini-museum inside it, worth a visit particularly since it’s free to […]

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The beauty of “bilin”

The concept of “bilin” is very much a part of Filipino culture. “Bilin” is something you ask someone to bring you when they will be coming from another place. For example, your sister is traveling to Japan for a holiday, and you want her to get you some green-tea-flavored Kitkat which is easy to find […]

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