Say what? A sign at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu proudly proclaimed Nepal as second to Brazil in water resources. I did a double take, unable to wrap my head around the idea of this tiny landlocked country nipping at the heels of the world’s fifth largest. Brazil was drained by the Amazon and bordered by the Atlantic. I could not even name one river or lake in Nepal, known for its mountains, not bodies of water.
Every city in the Philippines is likely to have a street named after our national hero Jose Rizal. Dumaguete is no exception, but its acacia-lined Rizal Boulevard is in a league of its own. With due respect to our hero, locals often drop the name Rizal. The street and promenade along Tañon Strait can stand on its own merit as, simply, the Boulevard.