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Edmar Guquib (TownExplorer)
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Travel blogger at www.edmaration.com and www.exploreilocos.com
Travel blogger at www.edmaration.com and www.exploreilocos.com

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[VIGAN] ► The food park has an open square enclosed by cargo containers piled into two layers with food stalls and restaurants occupying the cargo container spaces.

✈ It was a welcome treat for me after staying away from my hometown longer than the usual.

✈ This was more than just a dinner, of course. It's a moment of reminiscing the eight-year relationship we had as colleagues. I suddenly missed my old job that I had this emotional surge of wanting to go back.

Full story: https://goo.gl/Fbg3we

#TownExplorer #Vigan #IlocosSur #Ilocos #Luzon #Philippines #SoutheastAsia #Asia

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[VIGAN] ► Going home in Vigan was heartfelt with a welcome treat from my former chief nurse (and she will always be) Delicia R. Buquing-Organo about 10 weeks after I resigned from my clinical job.

So this is a new place to eat in Vigan. Interesting. It's my first time here. Its location is not conventional yet I'm smelling success so I'm hoping it will stimulate more employment opportunities in that area. I hope other investors would follow. The more, the merrier.

#TownExplorer #Vigan #IlocosSur #Ilocos #Luzon #Philippines #SoutheastAsia #Asia
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[POIPET] ► When I visited Poipet, I noticed those huge and fancy buildings that's popping out everywhere so I realized that there's something driving the economy of this city. What would it be?

#TownExplorer #Poipet #OuChrov #BanteayMeanchey #Cambodia #Indochina #SoutheastAsia #Asia

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[ILOCOS] ► I also have personal biases and my favorite moments were spent with ordinary people who are extraordinary on their own ways (without them knowing they're extraordinary).

#TownExplorer #Ilocos #Luzon #Philippines #SoutheastAsia #Asia

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[BANGKOK] ► After exploring some towns in Chonburi province and the city of Pattaya, the metropolis of Bangkok is a city worth going back to.

It's a paradox of the traditional and the modern, past and the present, resistance and acceptance, tolerance and reluctance, vagueness and clarity. Yeah, Bangkok for me is comparable yet incomparable—a city that's bewildering yet enlightening.

#TownExplorer #Bangkok #CentralThailand #Thailand #Indochina #SouthEastAsia #Asia
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[VIGAN] ► This was a day of smile and positivism. Each face exuded a positive aura. Dancers smiled their best while the audience enjoyed a positive moment of their lives. / Stories here:https://goo.gl/uP4qrd

#TownExplorer #Vigan #IlocosSur #Ilocos #Luzon #Philippines #SouthEastAsia #Asia

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[NA KLUEA] ► On top of the highest point in tambon (township) Na Kluea is the Wat Phra Khao here in Bang Lamung District, Chonburi province. It's also the first temple I visited here in Chonburi province.

#TownExplorer #NaKluea #BangLamung #Chonburi #CentralThailand #Thailand #IndoChina #SouthEastAsia #Asia
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[PATTAYA] ► My home in Pattaya, Chon Buri, Thailand located in the heart of Pattaya's busy tourist district. Walking distance away from the beach, the Muay Thai shows, shopping districts and food strips.

#TownExplorer #Pattaya #ChonBuri #Thailand #Indochina #SouthEastAsia #Asia
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[PATTAYA CITY] ► Summering in this beautiful touristy city, Pattaya! As a Filipino, I have a high standard of a beautiful beach but Pattaya is a colorful sinful beach city booming with tourism-related industries + overt prostitution. I hope I didn't offend everyone but the latter sentence is an established perception. On my own conservative interpretation, it's a sinful city. Who*** are everywhere. What an interestingly awkward city to enjoy! So much more to learn here.

KFC, McDonald's and 7-Eleven are everywhere!
P.S. Thailand's geopolitical structure is more complex. Every city I've visited here in Thailand is composed of an area belonging to more than one 'tambon' (townships). Here in the Philippines, when a town satisfies the requirements, it becomes a city. In Thailand, I couldn't explain very well but it's more complex lang because the tourist destinations I visited in Pattaya belonged to different townships.

#TownExplorer #Pattaya #ChonBuri #Thailand #Indochina #SouthEastAsia #Asia
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[BANGKOK] ► First time in Bangkok (I've intentionally skipped it previously) and this is the first food I ate in this city, coconut ice cream.

#TownExplorer #Bangkok #Thailand #IndoChina #SouthEastAsia #Asia
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