Travel Blogs from Luzon, Philippines

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The Day That Never Seemed to End, Manila, Philippines travel blog

The Day That Never Seemed to End

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone,   On the afternoon of November 8th, as I trekked from Marasbaras towards Tacloban, with my skeleton of belongings strapped to my back and a bag full of every remaining food item in my possession wrapped in my arms, I was in utter ...

Mountain life, Banaue, Batad, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Mountain life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Manila, not a big thrilla', Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila, not a big thrilla'

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... changed with the defeat of the Spanish was in who was doing the economic exploitation. For all intents and purposes, the Philippines became a de facto American colony and supported a number of US military bases. In 1941 when the Japanese declared war on ...

Mountains Of Rice, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Mountains Of Rice

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... improvements (vs robbing the country blind like so many others). There's also an approaching election in the Philippines which has accelerated the building programs since sponsoring politicians get their name in lights (buying voters with their own ...

Missing my Kids, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Missing my Kids

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, I have had a whirlwind of a week, traveling back to Colorado for a week long business trip, and I am anxious to get back to Cangumbang. More than ever I feel a strong pull to see my kids. Just thinking about them or looking at their photos ...

Tropical Ice Skating, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Tropical Ice Skating

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Having seen most of the sites of Manila a couple of years ago, we are just planning on using the city as a hub to connect to parts of the country we hadn't yet seen. Unfortunately we've now dropped one of those destinations, Palawan, because apparently ...

Typhoon, lahar slide, and the white people, San Isidro, Philippines travel blog

Typhoon, lahar slide, and the white people

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... earth coupled with intense waves and flooding was too much of a match for the poor and rural inhabitants of the Philippines largest island, Luzon. On top of the wreck wrought by the typhoon itself, the tropical storm additionally disturbed the local and ...

21 hrs of hard travel - My bum hurts and we stink, Manila, Philippines travel blog

21 hrs of hard travel - My bum hurts and we stink

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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So it was time to say farewell to the Philippines.  The day began at 6am as the fan died we were just getting our bags on to our backs and leaving behind the hut that we had called home for the last week.  We gave the key back and asked about ...

Cliffhanger, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Cliffhanger

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... in confusion and started giggling. Elvis explained that these remote mountain people couldn't speak Tagalog, the native tongue of the Philippines, but in fact spoke English - the result of too many missionaries and not enough effort to maintain ...

Beer Breakfast, Salsa Shaker, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Beer Breakfast, Salsa Shaker

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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It was 5am. We had not slept for 24 hours and the airport was deserted except for a bell ringing electro-Santa, a bored hirsute man in a Russian hat, and ourselves. At times like this you become oblivious to reality. All conversations become ...

Just off Passwater Blvd, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Just off Passwater Blvd

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Our first night in the Philippine, we stayed at a little hole in the wall of a rat's nest called the Townhouse. We needed a place to catch a few hours sleep as we had an early morning flight to Dumaguete, on the south coast of Negros. The Townhouse ...

Village Kids, Kambulo, Philippines travel blog

Village Kids

A travel blog entry by trent

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... and doors and saying "Americanos", it doesn't matter where you're actually from b/c apparently if you're white and in the Philippines, you're American! After saying bye to the English girls, I decide to wander around the village and end up chatting ...

Manila Madness, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila Madness

A travel blog entry by trent

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There's only one bus from Banaue to Manila and it leaves at 17:30 and arrives in Manila at 3:30 am! Who the hell decided that schedule? I can't even fathom why anyone would want to arrive in manila at 3:30 am - we decide that the vendors in Banaue ...

Finding inspiration in other places, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Finding inspiration in other places

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... to design a world of bliss By Marge C. Enriquez Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 22:28:00 09/02/2008 MANILA, Philippines-Bliss Café in Baguio is an enclave for artists, spiritual seekers and health buffs who want organic vegetarian meals. ...

Don't trip over the coconut..., Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Don't trip over the coconut...

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... our windows wound up, avoiding the noxious clouds as best the air filter could manage. Traffic jams in the Philippines are like nothing I've ever experienced. The predictable unpredictability was quite refreshing after the logic-defying Korean habit of ...

Manic Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manic Manila

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... look around, would have been good to have had one more day there.  Went to the shopping mall as they are big in Philippines, they have the 3rd biggest one in the world! Had a look round, didn't buy anything.  We went to look for something ...

Crater Swim, Mount Pinatubo, Philippines travel blog

Crater Swim

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Prior to it's eruption in 1991, Mount Pinatubo was a relatively obscure mountain covered in dense forest and inhabited by several thousand indigenous people (who had fled there to escape the conquering Spanish)- it had no recorded history of volcanic ...

Madness in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Madness in Manila

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... it was raining and was very muddy so we visited a bar instead with some Cebuanos we had met at the concert. The Philippines is great so far - a little crazy but very very friendly people and we are looking forward to exploring this interesting country ...

There and back again..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

There and back again...

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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The first time the rooster crowed it was 3.30am. The second time it was 4 am. The third time was when I vowed to order man-chook for breakfast. Despite my resolve for a vengeful breakfast, my stomach was decidely uneasy after the stress I had put my ...

Exciting Reports of Changed Lives, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

Exciting Reports of Changed Lives

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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Hey There Everyone, These past couple of weeks since we returned to ministry have been amazing. We have done many programs, and have seen god working in the lives of the people here. This past week we went to the Univerity of Assumption which has ...

San Fernando Ministry - End of Week 3, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

San Fernando Ministry - End of Week 3

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... in the world. -Manila is the text message capital of the world, with millions of messages being transmited each day. -The Philippines has approximately the same population of Canada, but in a much smaller space. -San Fernando is the Parol (Christmas ...

Molotov Cocktail: Shaken and Stirred, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Molotov Cocktail: Shaken and Stirred

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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We had been told that Manila on New Years Eve was like being in Beirut, circa 1985. We thought this was an over exaggeration, but NYE came on with the deafening roar of a war zone and the stench of sulfur exploding in the air as the locals warmed up for ...

San Fernando Ministry - Week 2, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

San Fernando Ministry - Week 2

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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Magandang Araw!!! Kamusta Ka Yo? (Good Day!!! How is Everyone?) Well, we have had an absolutely awesome first week of ministry, and we are really excited as we go into the second week. On Monday, we went to Zoobic Safari Park, where we got to ...

Hey, We made it to Manila., Manila, Philippines travel blog

Hey, We made it to Manila.

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... , and the public transporatation is mainly Jeepneys and Tricycles. We then went to a prayer meeting, with all of the SEND missionaries in the Philippines, but we were very tired, because we had not slept in 36 hours. On the way to the prayer meeting, we ...

Easier Path To Heaven?, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Easier Path To Heaven?

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... the cook is dancing. This surprisingly poor but amazingly friendly customer service that we are bumping into all through the Philippines is starting to rival the Jeepneys as a lasting memory of the country. The afternoon saw DH challenging her Splunking ...

craziness in the philippines!!!!, Legaspi, Philippines travel blog

craziness in the philippines!!!!

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... long long time since I visited the good 'ol travelblog....and before anything else here's a big big hello from Kristina in the Philippines!!! I've got a ton to say, I'm still working on it though, but here are some pictures from my 6 weeks in southern ...

Tiendecitas - A taste of Filipino food, Mandaluyong, Philippines travel blog

Tiendecitas - A taste of Filipino food

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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It's been raining here in Metro Manila for the past three days. Of course, where there is rain there's traffic and going out is just something to think and rethink about doing. I'm supposed to meet up with my friend, Illac for late lunch and he took ...

Last night in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Last night in Manila

A travel blog entry by trent

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Slept in late, well not really slept because our room was a freakin oven. Then I met Stefen at Wendy's for lunch, first Wendy's in 3 years and still dig that spicy chicken sandwich, and then went to see Constantine with Keanu Reeves, first movie theater ...

Fort Santiago - Remnant of Spanish Period, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Fort Santiago - Remnant of Spanish Period

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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... Juan, also built by its Spanish colonizer. They surely reminded me of Fort Santiago. Incidentally, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines were the remaining crown colonies of Spain during the signing of Treaty of Paris in the 1898 wherein Puerto Rico ...

Our Team Back into Ministry, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Our Team Back into Ministry

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... this program and are excited, but the school is not allowing an evangelistic program. We are the first missionaries allowed in The Philippines' biggest school, and they would like us not to do an alter call or teach about salvation. We do have a ...

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