Oh shit. A whole novel in a paragraph. Bill Murray on the Philippines.

Mendel’s Garden. While it is true that this could be said of, say, Brazil, or Sardegna, or Byzantium, still, I wish I had made up the phrase. Damn. Bill Murray on the Philippines:

“But I would like to know about Mendel, because i remember going to the Philippines and thinking “this is like Mendel’s garden” because it had been invaded by so many different countries over the years, and you could see the children shared the genetic traits of all their invaders over the years, and it made for this beautiful varietal garden.”