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    Vago Damitio
    February 21, 2010

    Hey Man,

    Gret blog. If you make it to Morocco, feel free to drop by the Casbah in Sefrou and I have a couch for you. Good luck finding your home.


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      The Longest Way Home
      February 22, 2010

      -Vago Damitio- Hi Vago,

      Thanks for the compliment, and the offer. If I head to Morocco don’t be surprise if you find me looking you up!

      -Nomadic Chick- Good to see you back. Well, if I make it to Morocco I won’t have any bikini clad girls with me 😉

      I don’t think fashion photographer is my thing, though it is something new!

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    Nomadic Chick
    February 22, 2010

    Vago just invited you because you delivered pics of bikini clad women. Just sayin’ :)

    It is very cool that you landed a job. This could be the start of a new career.

    Fashion photographer extraordinaire!

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    February 22, 2010


    Say, now that you have seen so much beautiful girls in bikinis, the sea, the great landscapes and the sun of the Philippines, isn’t that a place to call “home”?

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      The Longest Way Home
      February 25, 2010

      -Ivy- Hi Ivy, great to see you back again. Beautiful girls in Bikini’s, sea, great landscapes and plenty of sun sure could make anyone happy. But there’s a lot of negative, and more to the point Bureaucratic and social integration problems for me to deal with here too.

      I’ve already written a bit about the social issues with travel and living abroad here (Social integration & travel). And, will be covering some negative parts of The Philippines very soon, so stay tuned for that 😉

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    February 27, 2010

    Grats on the gig – I am sure there are worse ways to spend your time *and* make money! Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them. :)

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      The Longest Way Home
      February 27, 2010

      -Trixie- Thank you! Glad to have you back again too :) Yes, there are indeed worse ways to spend one’s time. Also a big learning curve to photograph models rather than travel related subjects!

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    February 27, 2010

    I’d say it’s definitely a Guy Thing! Doesn’t do anything for me . . . but if you’d like to photograph the Thunder From Down Under boys next, that might be good! :-)

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      The Longest Way Home
      February 27, 2010

      -Suzi- Okay, so the male model above was not enough? I’ll try to even out the model selection for you next time 😉

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    February 28, 2010

    You’re a true, true friend! :-)

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    March 17, 2010

    Hmmm these bodies aren’t beautiful enough for me!

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      The Longest Way Home
      March 17, 2010

      -FlorentinFilipin- Hi & welcome! Well, I’ll try to get some better body shots for you next time 😉

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    February 20, 2013

    I’m a Filipina.. and your post is like your adoring and yet respecting my fellow Filipino gals. I am very glad that I’ve found your post even though its been quite a long time ago, well it only proves that Filipina are still worth everyone’s respect. Anyways, you’re a good photographer too. Thank you.

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    February 26, 2013

    Filipinas are beautiful? This is such a subjective statement! Many Pinays are short and chubby like the ones in your photo shoot which are supposed to be the best out there. One thing, they are friendly for sure but it doesn’t make them any more beautiful. Just like Thai girls are also rarely beautiful. Cambodian girls can be stunningly beautiful and slender. Anyway. beauty is usually hardly objective either in time or space… But this is only my opinion

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    February 23, 2014


    I made it to Nepal in January. Did the Langtang and ABC treks. The weather was great.

    One thing you might address is guides who are overly solicitous. Mine drove me crazy with his sevant routine. He was also much too concerned about my well-being.

    It seems to follow that if clients are incompetent and weak they have job security. But this very narrow perspective drove me crazy and almost destroyed my trip.

    I discussed this with him a few times, but he could not understand. He evoked themes like guide reputaion and honor and started talking about his father. Christ!

    His mind was in the Kathmandu with his family, wanting to start his own guide business and maybe going to the U.S. He just wanted to get down and we almost left to find a differnt guide.

    Many times he yelled at me in a irritated way, “Where are you going!” — “I am going to take a pee!” This was early evening and I was meters from the toilet. He was on the phone to Kathmandu and I and the mountains were an irritant.

    He had been doing his rountine for about 25 years. A young woman from Holland had a young guide and he also thought she was unable to hike. She found this to be a great distaction, very unpleasant and offensive.

    Sometime as I was about to place a foot my idiot guide would yell, “Be careful!”

    How does one simply enjoy a mountain view if the guide is asking about your condition every 20 minutes. One starts to worry about them worrying about you.

    My guides voice would go up 2 octives when he would call me sir, inquire if I had slept well and ask of I needed salt with my meal. My mother was never this attentive.

    I did not mean to pay for a waiter or mother-hen.

    In hind-sight I should have gone back to the city and ask the trekking service for a different guide.

    I know it could have been worse.


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