Sometimes air travel feels miraculous. You can board a flight in a country with a very distinct culture and then, in just a few hours, disembark in a country that is completely different. I think this feeling is most surprising to Americans because our country is vast and culturally similar. You can fly for hours and still be in the US. Leaving Doha and arriving in Cologne gave me that feeling. The climate, architecture, culture, clothing, food - you name it - was very different.
I know this isn't a travel blog but I have to start this post off with this: Doha airport. Wow. I have never been to such a deluxe airport and I doubt there are many on the planet that can compare to it. It is well planned, well stocked, and architecturally impressive.
The airport was my first indication of what I would find as I ventured deeper into Doha: Qatar is running at warp speed to develop Doha and the rest of the country in anticipation of it's spotlight on the world stage when the Soccer World Cup comes in 2022.
If Switzerland was in Asia, it would be Singapore.
I found that Singapore has the edge of a multicultural Asian society combined with Swiss precision in its public services. This contrast is evident in the clatter of neighborhood street-food vendors and merchants from around the world that co-exist in a completely non-chaotic municipality. Public transportation is reliable, the streets are completely safe and, when the government gets involved, it is an impressive experience.
What a beautiful country. The land is a tropical paradise of mountains, forests, and beaches. The Filipino people are delightful, with a culture that exudes kindness and genuine interest.
The cities are teeming with people and you can see examples of Filipino ingenuity everywhere, like the common public transportation by "Jeepney", a descendant of the Willys Jeeps that were brought to the country by the US Army in World War II.
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