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2011 in 12 Pictures: My Year in Travel

2011 in 12 Pictures: My Year in Travel

2011 was a fruitful year of travel for me. I visited a few more new cities and countries, and revisited old favorites. Here is a collection of twelve photographs - one for each month - that captured what my 2011 in travel was like.
Visiting Home

Visiting Home

After nearly two years since moving to Singapore, I'm finally flying home. But this isn't a tourist trip; it's almost strictly a social visit, with its own challenges and perks.

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Inside Binondo Church (Chinatown, Manila)

This is the interior of Binondo Church, whose facade was the Picture of the Week a couple of weeks ago. It may not be as grand as other churches, but it’s still beautiful. That was this week’s TravelTuesday Picture of the Week. Enjoy the rest of TravelTuesday on Twitter and follow me @hyperren. Come back...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Binondo Church (Chinatown, Manila)

Binondo Church, also known as the Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, is situated at the heart of Manila’s Chinatown district. The church was founded in 1596 by Dominican priests to serve converts from the Chinese community to the Catholic faith. The original building was destroyed in 1762 by the British during their brief occupation...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Slums Along Pasig River

The slums are a sadly common sight in Metro Manila. Whether it’s riverside (as in this picture), along railroad tracks, or within spitting distance of urban areas, slum communities can be found practically everywhere. Most of the people living here left the provinces to go to Manila hoping for a good life here, or are...

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Guadalupe Bridge and Pasig River

One week ago, my friends and I decided to try the Pasig River Ferry. It was something that intrigued us, so we headed down to the Guadalupe ferry station in order to take the ferry to Intramuros. While waiting for the ferry to arrive, I started snapping pictures along the Pasig River. This picture shows...

The Big Trip – Day Zero (30-Mar-09): Assaulted Batteries (NAIA Terminal 3)

My three-week adventure begins with a trip to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. I’ve heard positive things about it, mainly that it’s much, much nicer and more presentable to foreign visitors than the current international terminal. I didn’t have such a great impression of the old terminal, so I was hoping this was true....