the big fat world

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We LOVE Iceland!

Learn more about the country of fire & ice with BFW posts. Also look for fresh posts in December when BFW tours goes back to see Iceland in full winter mode.

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Vietnam or Bust

Vietnam is one of my favorite countries and can’t wait to go back, but in the meanwhile, enjoy these articles.



Vietnam Posts


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Top 10 Posts from Around the World

A nice collection of all Top 10 posts I have written over 40+ countries.

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Top 10 Posts


From the Blog…

Ronald's Filipino Cousin Donnie!

Weird Philippines

Weird seems to sprout everywhere and weird Philippines is no exception. In my continuing series of ‘weird‘, I bring you weird Philippines. I saw many cases of the weird and unusal and just plain funny here. Here...

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Station 1 sunset

Top 10 Things to Do in Boracay, Philippines

Boracay, Philippines resembles Phuket, Thailand in many respects. Both are islands, their beaches are white, powdery beauties and both sustain robust tourism economies. Boracay is slightly smaller than Phuket and doesn’t feel quite as polished but...

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The Filipino jeepney in Puerto Princesa

Yo Mama is a Filipino Jeepney

What is a Filipino jeepney?  Well, you can accurately describe a jeepney as a supped up army jeep dipped in out of this world colors and embellishments simply but not exactly like the chicken buses...

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Philippines Sunset

Philippines Sunset

[google-maps] A picture is worth a thousand words and so is a Philippines sunset. These photos are not enhanced in anyway, it’s basically been photo shopped by mother nature. These are taken from the island of...

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