10 lessons that Phl needs to learn from Switzerland
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
While drinking the world famous Swiss chocolate in the veranda of our hotel here in Zurich, overlooking a fantastic lake, I am deeply thinking about our country and people, and how we could learn nuggets of lessons...
Enjoying Switzerland, the land of mountains, tunnels, lakes and snow
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
After the great nation of France, our pilgrimage group arrived in the world's cleanest, greenest and most beautiful country of Switzerland, the land of Swiss knife and golden chocolates, as well as the most trustworthy...
Lourdes is the best of France, as Fatima the best of Portugal
by Atty. Josephus B Jimenez - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The best of France is not the Eiffel Tower, nor the Arch de Tromphe, not even the just renovated Cathedral of Notra Dame.
The unforgettable Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Even as we are now under the shadows of the imposing Eiffel Tower, I cannot help but keep on remembering the breath-taking beauty and majestic elegance of the Gothic masterpiece, perhaps the best of Anton Gaudi's...
There’s more to France than Paris
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Lyon, France. France is a super great country, perhaps greater than Portugal, Spain or Italy.
Awed by the greatness and beauty of France
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Chartres, France. Tired of Paris and staying away from the many temptations of sins, we have withdrawn to this charming ancient city of Chartres, some 90 kilometers southwest of Paris.
Sins in Paris, hopefully, salvation in Rome
by Atty. Josephus B Jimenez - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
After Fatima and Lourdes, where we felt we were lifted by the angels into the bosom of the Lord, we are approaching a new Sodom, perhaps a milder version of Gomorrah. Paris is the city of all exaggerations and ...
The nuggets of lessons we learned from Fatima and Lourdes
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
As we reflect now here in the hallowed ground of Lourdes, we feel that we did not only grow spiritually in our Catholic and Christian life. We also learned important lessons in life.
Double ten in Lourdes, France, praying for our nation and people
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
We have arrived from Barcelona, with its iconic Antoni Gaudi gothic masterpiece, the Holy Family Cathedral, the other day, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pillar in Zaragoza yesterday.
Let a thousand windmills bloom to produce power
by Atty. Josephus B Jimenez - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
On our way to this holy site in Lourdes, I saw some windmills. And I remembered the windmills in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. I asked myself: Why can't our leaders envision a Philippines dotted with windmills and be freed...
Our pilgrimage to Fatima and now, Lourdes
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
If not for this journey of a lifetime, I would have missed knowing many important historical facts and religious beliefs that enhance my faith and knowledge.
Postscript to Lisbon and San Antonio de Padua
by Atty. Josephus B Jimenez - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
While we have already landed in Paris, and will soon go on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, after we did a wonderful religious visit to Fatima, I remember Lisbon and the Church of San Antonio de Padua.
Flying to France: Arts, culture, history and wine
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
We will have a very hectic and long but enjoyable combination of rides on tourist bus, plane, and luxury cruiser crisscrossing the borders of Spain and France, before a real quick side trip to the tiny city state...
The glory of Spain, the grandeur of Portugal
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
This pilgrimage of ours is not only about religion, but also history, arts, culture, music, food, wine, and laughter.
Exploring Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
We will be here in the next few days to explore the tri-cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, the three most populous and most favorite tourist destinations in Spain.
Viva España: Visiting sunny Barcelona, Madrid and Ronda
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Today is ''bisperas'' of the town fiesta of Dumanjug, my father's hometown. I should be there in the house of Atty. Edgar and Madam Marna Gica, eating the famous and most delicious ''lechong manok'' ala Gica, in...
In Portugal to visit Fatima: Faith, history and culture
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
We have arrived in this quite far (from the capital city of Lisbon where we landed yesterday) smaller city of Fatima, in the Central Region, particularly in the municipality of Quoren, in the province of Beira Litoral....
Family tour to 21 countries in 30 days
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
We have landed early this morning in magnificent Lisbon's Humberto Delgado International Airport, from Doha, aboard cozy Qatar Airlines.
Leaving tomorrow for a month-long European tour
by Atty. Josephus Jimenez - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
My bucket list includes travelling to at least 200 countries all over the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe, and to all the 50 states of the USA from Alaska to Wyoming, from Hawaii in the west to Maine and Massachusetts...
Come to my birth town, it’s Argao’s fiesta today
by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
It's fiesta season in the southern Cebu. I just finished celebrating the Ronda town fiesta. It’s the town in the southwest, where I grew up.
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