Travel Blogs from San Fernando, Philippines

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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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... very exciting and I am looking foreward to working with these guys more as the weeks go on. ` This morning, I explored downtown San Fernando with Becca & Sarah. This was a really awesome experience, and we got to see more of the Filipino culture ...

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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... a much smaller space. -San Fernando is the Parol (Christmas Lantern) capital of the world. -San Fernando is the Christmas capital of the Philippines. -In 1995, Mount Pinatubo erupted covering much of San Fernando, and neighboring communities. ...

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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... feel like we are really building relationships. Tonight, we went night swimming at a resort, with a local youth group here in San Fernando. We have been doing a number of activities with this youth group, and we are also building relationships there as ...

Orientation Completed, Ministry Begins, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

Orientation Completed, Ministry Begins

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... lot about the Philippines that day because we saw a lot of the country while travelling. On Sunday, we went to church in San Fernando and did a presentation in the morning service, and then went to a groundbreaking service. In the afternoon we went ...

Welcome to the Philippines (Week 1), San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Welcome to the Philippines (Week 1)

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... visiting and Old Spanish House, a huge catholic church called Quiapo, and the oldest catholic church in the Philippines.  On Friday, we headed up to San Fernando where much of our ministry will be focused, as well as Minalin, where we will be living ...

How a Tropical Storm Didn't Ruin My Beach Vacation, San Juan, Philippines travel blog

How a Tropical Storm Didn't Ruin My Beach Vacation

A travel blog entry by kimthevagabond

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... We ended up at a local surf bar and had a great time drinking and chatting the night away with Filipino surfing champions. Our last day in San Juan, Allie was determined to learn how to surf. I was going to head out with her, but there were no waves and I ...

San Fernando (la union), san fernando (launion), Philippines travel blog

San Fernando (la union)

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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... cette apres-midi pour la plage. Nous avons fait un petit 2 heures d'autobus dans les montagnes. Vue spectaculaire. Nous voici donc a San Fernando. Pas grand chose a voir, pollue et bruyant. Nous avons pu voir un autre beau mariage dans la vieille eglise, ...

Adjusting to Philippines Life (Week 3), San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Adjusting to Philippines Life (Week 3)

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... you asked for a highlight of our ministry here from any of us team members we would probably all say our program at the prison in San Fernando last Saturday night.  When we had heard that we were going to the prison, we all had no idea as to what to ...

The road not traveled...by a Kia, Between Cervantes and Suyo, Philippines travel blog

The road not traveled...by a Kia

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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So I look at the map and decide that instead of retracing our steps and going back through Baguio it might be nice to head west and drive south along the coast to 100 Islands, our next destination. According to the map that road would be like the ones we ...

Pampanga and the Giant Lantern Festival, San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Pampanga and the Giant Lantern Festival

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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... Giant Lantern Festival where barangays compete against each other to be named the year’s winner.  The festival began in San Fernando in 1908 and has evolved with the paruls becoming bigger and the designs more intricate.  The paruls now ...

Pampanga Food and Cultural Tour, San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Pampanga Food and Cultural Tour

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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... town of Bacolor which we were told is the oldest town in Pampanga and the one time capital of the Philippines.  Here we stopped at the San Guillermo cathedral built in 1576.  It takes a minute to realize that there is something different about ...

Eating Balut!  (Jane), San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Eating Balut! (Jane)

A travel blog entry by rjdemp

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It finally happened after almost 3 years in the Philippines.  I knew it would eventually.  I ate balut.  It happened during our management teambuilding weekend when Alex asked his driver to buy a bag of them with the intention that he would ...

The Sunny South China Sea, Bauang, Philippines travel blog

The Sunny South China Sea

A travel blog entry by stu_kerry

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Hello, It's 6:30 in the morning on Friday in the Philippines.  Don't ask me what time my circadian brain thinks it is...  The weather here is phenomenal.  It's 29 degrees in the morning with breezes blowing in off the south China Sea.  ...

Philippines, surfing and finding whale sharks, San Fernando La Union, Philippines travel blog

Philippines, surfing and finding whale sharks

A travel blog entry by campbell-louw

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... at The Circle, made some great friends and ended up staying here for almost 2 weeks. Most of the guys that I met here came to San Fernando to learn to surf, since some of the breaks are excellent for beginners. We surfed 2 spots, the beach in front of ...

Still No Where Else to Be, San Juan La Union, Philippines travel blog

Still No Where Else to Be

A travel blog entry by fatduck

... turn? I had my share of eating, and surfing. The waves were huge and exhausting! But so much fun. I would head back into San Fernando for errands (to get cash and use the internet, to be precise). One time, heading back, something broke just after ...

No Where Else to Be, San Fernando La Union, Philippines travel blog

No Where Else to Be

A travel blog entry by fatduck

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... ice coffee and three Dunkin' Donuts from the shop next to the bus station, we were off in an air-conditioned bus . Getting into San Fernando La Union by six o'clock made trying to find a resort nearby a bit too much to ask with darkness fast approaching. ...

One night in San Fernando, San Fernando La Union, Philippines travel blog

One night in San Fernando

A travel blog entry by amyandrich

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After our long drive we finally made it to San Fernando, to our little beachside hotel Bali Hai. They have cute little wooden cottages as rooms, but unfortunately riddled with mozzys!!!  We were right on the sea front but unfortunately the sea now ...

Typhoon magnet, San Fernando La Union, Philippines travel blog

Typhoon magnet

A travel blog entry by jack_and_dry

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... were nice and i enjoyed the surf. It's back to the usual dribble this morning though, so I thought I better get a jeepney into San Fernando and check out the progress of the new Typhoon forming in the pacific. True to form it's supposed to intensify and ...

Holy Week Crucifixions, San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Holy Week Crucifixions

A travel blog entry by brokenhalo

... face, arms and clothing if you happen to venture too close. http://www.pilotguides.com/destination_guide/asia/philippines/san_fernando.php http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g298455-d1461873-Reviews-Hotel_Gracelane-San_Fernando_Pampanga_Luzon.html ...

Made it to the Philippines!, San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Made it to the Philippines!

A travel blog entry by martin.bachmann

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Start island hopping in the ...

Return to get married - Part 1, San Fernando Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Return to get married - Part 1

A travel blog entry by paulgee

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... . Shirley had to book everything back there, whilst I had to ensure I brought the necessary paperwork with me to satisfy the Philippines authorities. We decided to marry in Shirleys home town, a church wedding not being possible as I was a divorcee. There ...

Prison Brix Team Building 05/15/09, San Fernando City, Philippines travel blog

Prison Brix Team Building 05/15/09

A travel blog entry by bguiowvefreak

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team building prison ...

New Year's Day Feast!, Tagudin, Philippines travel blog

New Year's Day Feast!

A travel blog entry by kegleyfamily

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Today we had a big feast.  More family from Manila dropped by to ...

Mid-way Home, San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines travel blog

Mid-way Home

A travel blog entry by strangerzero

1. Lourdes Heights. 2. Pilar ...

NCC, Pangasinan, Philippines travel blog

NCC

A travel blog entry by wcdesamero

NCC ...

The Beach, San Fernando, Philippines travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by pogiest

We took the family to the beach today and we all had a lot of fun. One of the great things about the Philippines is that you are allowed to cook out on the beach, but we didn't. Instead, we rented a cottage and did our cook out there because not everyone ...

Surfs Up - A lesson in staying vertical, San Juan, Philippines travel blog

Surfs Up - A lesson in staying vertical

A travel blog entry by perkins2013

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... San Juan. A bus from Vigan only took a few hours and we checked in to a very quaint little resort right on the beach in San Juan. The beach faces directly west over the China Sea, no land for a very long time and the wind brings in some quite impressive ...

Car-Rille Terrace, San Fernando La Union, Philippines travel blog

Car-Rille Terrace

A travel blog entry by thehappyretiree

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Mama, Juju, Auntie Mary and I spent 3 days and 2 nights at Car-Rille Terrace.  Auntie Pan still manages to keep the place running with the help of paid staff.  I remember the Car-Rille of years past. We used to vacation here almost every summer ...

San Fernando/San Juan, a little heaven 4 surfers!, San Fernando La Union, Philippines travel blog

San Fernando/San Juan, a little heaven 4 surfers!

A travel blog entry by ulka

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2 hours by bus from Baguio, 6 hours from Manila there is a small town, San Fernando - transport and tourism hub with airport, seaport, Pizza Hut, Mc Donald, 'family size' shopping malls, big churches and many bible students. This is typical Asian little ...

Tagudin Old Cemetary, Tagudin, Philippines travel blog

Tagudin Old Cemetary

A travel blog entry by kegleyfamily

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We went to see the sites of old family relatives who are buried at the cemetary.  It resembled cemetaries I have seen from New ...

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