Born with a passion of learning about the history of different cultures, Bob Bales (aka The Traveling Fool) enjoys discovering people and places he finds off the beaten path that most tourists don’t know about. Often found with a cigar in one hand and a good whiskey in the other, Bob likes to write about what makes those people and places he visits special. From Europe to Asia and North America there is always a history and story to be told.
March 10, 2020Bob Bales10 Mar 2020: Episode 5 / Bantayan Island PhilippinesA short ferry ride off the coast of Cebu lies Bantayan Island with its beautiful beaches and laid back island life. Bantayan Island is a place where you can enjoy island life as it was meant to be without the crowds. ·      00:15 Show Intro·      03:13 Island life·      04:35 Sante Fe, Bantayan Island Philippines·      06:02 Bantayan City·      09:00 Virgin Beach, Bantayan Island·      09:36 Mangrove Eco Park·      11:13 Holy Week        12:50 Fresh of the Boat·      List of resources mentioned in the episode  Island LifeSt Peter and Paul Church Bantayan Island Mangrove Eco ParkMuseum of West BohemiaFresh of the boat Please subscribe and leave a review on I-Tunes. You can sign up for my email listPodcast LinkFollow me on social mediaFaceBookTwitterLinkedIn 
3 March 2020: The Traveling Fool Episode 4/ Palawan Military MuseumThe island of Palawan in the Philippines is the site of the Palawan Military Museum, officially known as the Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum. In 1944 an incident occurred at the POW camp which would lead to a dramatic rescue that is still heralded as the most successful military rescue operation in us history. 00:18 Show intro02:09 Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum05:59 POW Massacre at Camp 10A07:06 Iwahig Penal colony08:12 Raid at CabanatuanList of resources mentioned in this episodePalawan Special Battalion WW2 Museum Massacre of POW's in PalawanIwahig Penal ColonyRaid at Cabanatuan Please subscribe and leave a review on I-Tunes. You can sign up for my email listPodcast LinkFollow me on social mediaFaceBookTwitterLinkedIn
25 Feb 2020: The Traveling Fool Episode 3 / Newman’s CastleTake one man who loves history and castles. Let him dream about being a King and give him a little inspiration and you have Newman’s Castle. ·      00:20 Show Intro·      01:17 Matts Flights·      02:30 Newman’s Bakery·      03:15 Newman’s Castle·      07:34 Bellville Texas·      List of resources mentioned in the episode  Matt’s Flight’s Free TrialNewman's Castle  Please subscribe and leave a review on I-Tunes. You can sign up for my email listPodcast LinkFollow me on social mediaFaceBookTwitterLinkedIn
18 Feb 2020: The Traveling Fool Episode 2 / Pilsen, Czech RepublicThe town of Pilsen in the Czech Republic is about 100 km from the tourist mecca of Prague. Only about one and a half hours by train from Prague, you can escape the crowds and explore a great town with quite a history.  ·      00:05 Show Intro·      03:06 Pilsner Urquell Brewery·      05:26 Pilsen Underground Tunnels·      06:14 Cathedral of St Bartholomew·      06:47 Museum of West Bohemia·      08:16 General George S. Patton Memorial Museum·      14:09 Directions to Pilsen from Prague·      List of resources mentioned in the episode  Pilsner Urwuell BreweryPislen Underground TunnelsCathedral of St BartholomewMuseum of West BohemiaGeneral George S. Patton Museum Please subscribe and leave a review on I-Tunes. You can sign up for my email listPodcast LinkFollow me on social mediaFaceBookTwitterLinkedIn 
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jul 29th, 1955
Location
Houston, Texas, United States of America
Episode Count
6
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 hour, 14 minutes