Review: Crumpler Chinese New Year Limited Edition Rabbit Collection

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Oh, Crumpler. Where do I start? I’ll start by saying that I like being different. I avoid the popular brands because everybody has them. That’s why I ended up with a Victorinox backpack instead of The North Face that every backpacker has on their backs.

The Hillman Hunter
My Five Million Dollar Home and the Limited Edition CNY Rabbit Hillman Hunter

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Who gets the basket of travel goodies?

Before I announce the winner, I just want to thank everyone who joined and played along with this crazy contest. I know the questions can be pretty tough (specially the busker’s song), but I designed this contest to reward Just Wandering readers, not rabid contest joiners. If you’ve been reading the useless crap I’ve been dishing out in this blog, the answers would’ve come to you easily.

I’m sure you’re wondering about the answers, so here they are:

1) What is traditionally served for lunch among the Portuguese?
Answer: Cozido a Portuguesa
Source: Day 4: Delving into Macau’s heritage and jumping off the Macau Tower
We headed to the Macau Military Club for lunch. What was waiting for us was the traditional Portuguese Sunday fare: Cozido a Portuguesa. It’s basically a meal that combines different kinds of sausages and meats, chicken, pork and beef. It was a buffet so you can pick your choice of meat. It was our first encounter with Portuguese-style sausages. I couldn’t remember the names of the two other sausages served, but I took quite a liking to the Portuguese blood sausage. The cozido is quite a heavy meal. Traditionally, it is followed by a siesta. Thankfully, our itinerary allowed us to have a siesta — we had free time after lunch.
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Seair’s new Dornier 328

Southeast Asian Airlines (Seair) welcomes another Dornier 328 aircraft to its current fleet. This aircraft will be utilized in the airline’s Manila-Basco route, as the northernmost province of the Philippines is fast becoming one of the tourism hotspot in the country.


From left to right: SEAIR President Avelino Zapanta, SEAIR COO Patrick Tan, SEAIR guests and suppliers Ms. Elsa Santos and Mr. Rico Santos of Job1Global, Father Victor Apacible, Batanes Congresswoman Hon. Henedina Abad, Congressional Chief of Staff Walter Estamo, and SEAIR Vice-President for Operations Capt. Adelberto Yap.

From the press kit:

Batanes is the only place in the Philippines that experiences four seasons, with autumn in September to November, winter from December to February, spring from March to May, and summer from June to August. SEAIR currently flies up to three times daily to Batanes until June.

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Just Wandering’s travel essentials giveaway: into the homestretch

Let’s make this short and sweet: the contest ends on January 30, 2011 at 11:59pm. Last few days to Google the hell out of my blog for the answers to the following questions:

  1. What is traditionally served for lunch among the Portuguese?
  2. In which book can you find this paragraph:
    “Tourists, of course, are always other people; never us. We are different. We are travellers – intelligent, well-mannered and cultured, a blessing on our chosen destinations, a delight to have around. It’s a common attitude, and one that I have always found condescending and offensive, as well as inaccurate. If you travel away from home for pleasure, you’re a tourist, no matter how you like to dress it up.”
  3. Who was my guide at Angkor Wat?
  4. What song is this busker singing?
  5. Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
  6. True or False: I’ve been to all countries in Southeast Asia

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Lakbay Norte 2: Destination La Union and Pangasinan

Pugo Adventure

Lakbay Norte 2
Benjamin crossing the hanging bridge

Opened just last September 2010, the Pugo Adventure in Pugo, La Union is quickly becoming a favorite among friends and family looking for fun and adventure. While most of the activities offered are not yet available, there’s still a number of things to do. Three zip lines of varying height are available for thrill seekers, while a racetrack for all-terrain vehicles are available for those who prefer to keep close to the ground.
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