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Nothing Can Stop Me Now, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Nothing Can Stop Me Now

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... The sun is shining more and more each day, warming everyone's skin and revealing yet again the true beauty of the Philippines, and especially Cangumbang. Enjoy some amazing photos by Ardie Lopez, who was our photographer during a Relief/Charity Event last ...

Do Not Let Them Be Forgotten, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Do Not Let Them Be Forgotten

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... of Leyte still has immense needs. Today I ask you to please spread the word about the tragic event that struck the Philippines nearly 4 months ago. Share my blog. Invite people to donate to the GoAbroad Foundation and support our ongoing recovery efforts ...

Two Weeks of Gleeful Play, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Two Weeks of Gleeful Play

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... every time I visit the center it rains, but maybe that's just because the rainy season is still looming over the Philippines. Last Sunday I visited the center, and arrived to a screaming swarm of children. They were holding their first dance practice ...

Island life, Puerto Princess, Sabang, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Island life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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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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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 ...

Sunny Days, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Sunny Days

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, We have had a beautiful week of weather following the anxiety provoking tropical storm that hit southern portion of Leyte. The kids seem more and more happy to be back at school, though clearly they still lack a great deal of necessary ...

Preparing for the Blessing, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Preparing for the Blessing

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, This Sunday I spent the entire afternoon in Cangumbang, talking with the children about the blessing, checking out the progress, and encouraging them to practice the dances they have been preparing for this coming Friday. Sunday was also ...

The hills are alive with...chocolate??, Carmen, Philippines travel blog

The hills are alive with...chocolate??

A travel blog entry by trent

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We slept in again, ahh this is the life, and then we rented motorbikes to ride around the islands and go see the Chocolate Hills, a unique terrain of 1200 coral and limestone mounds that literally pop put of a relatively flat area and are generally ...

Ohh, the life of Brian, Tagbilaran, Philippines travel blog

Ohh, the life of Brian

A travel blog entry by trent

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The road we're traveling on is about 12 feet wide and had two-way traffic. As we are returning to Tagbilaran, Brian manages to locate the only 9 inch pothole in that road and crash his motorbike into it! I'm cruising down the road and change lanes to ...

Looking for the little Tarsiers..., Bohol Island, Philippines travel blog

Looking for the little Tarsiers...

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... village by day and sunbathing on the beautiful beach was the order of the day. By night, as with most places in the Philippines, it transforms into a host of kareoke bars and after lots of cheap beer even we ended up taking our turn to sing. Madonna's ...

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 ...

A Country for Old Men, Dumaguete, Philippines travel blog

A Country for Old Men

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... table I jumped at the opportunity. "Pecker performance enhancing drugs have sure taken their toll on the young women of the Philippines,” I said. “You shouldn't jump to conclusions,” the man responded, “most of these older guys you ...

Bohol...the best of the Philippines, Panglao, Philippines travel blog

Bohol...the best of the Philippines

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... the kind 200 Peso offer (£3) private hire AC bus to Cebu for the 5 hour journey...but c'est la vie en les Philippines! Everything is always a little chaotic here. So before we get into Bohol, chocolate hills, more photos of us in our buggy ...

Finding A Way to Come to Terms, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Finding A Way to Come to Terms

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, After eating a delicious lemon grass fish at a local restaurant, followed by a refreshing mango shake at a coffee shop, where I comfortably lounged on an oversized chair, I couldn't help but feel guilty to have splurged on myself (even if ...

Into the Mountains, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

Into the Mountains

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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When you think about the Philippines, most people can't imagine that there is mountain terrain so difficult to navigate that a 150 mile journey takes over 8 hours in a bus! This area is the mountain corridor of Luzon Island and the hip backpacker village ...

Finishing Touches, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Finishing Touches

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, Though the center still stands with apparent scars of the typhoon's wrath, we have been happily preparing the center for the Blessing ceremony, making sure the essential finishing touches are completed to call it repaired. This weekend the ...

Normalcy Begins, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Normalcy Begins

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... the rays still exuded blistering temperatures. We made Chicken Adobo for the kids, one of the most popular dishes in the Philippines. I'm still searching for the right device to attach the stove to the gas tank, (my ignorance in these matters make some ...

The Tarsier, Panglao, Philippines travel blog

The Tarsier

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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  The tarsier hunts by night. It can pounce on its prey from a distance of five metres. I looked into its almost human-like eyes, then at Ellen's; same size, perhaps the creature's a bit lighter. It was daytime and we'd awoken it. Earlier, we'd ...

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 ...

Construction Begins, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Construction Begins

A travel blog entry by elsat

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No April Fool's Joke this year! Construction has truly begun in Cangumbang today! I am so elated to share the amazing news. The past few weeks have been extremely busy for me, especially after being slowed down for almost two weeks with various ...

Traffic Chaos, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Traffic Chaos

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Welcome to the Philippines!  My first piece of advice for anyone arriving here in Manila is get ready for a traffic congestion nightmare and don't judge the country on this first impression. I thought I'd seen bad traffic in Lima Peru but it's way ...

An Emotional Visit to Cangumbang, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

An Emotional Visit to Cangumbang

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Monday was one of the longest days by far, I still can't believe how much was packed in to 24 hours. We awoke at 4 am, scrambling to grab all the boys belongings in the dark. My boss and I went to fetch the car and then stopped at the ...

Excitement and Eggs, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Excitement and Eggs

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Saturday was my first afternoon in Cangumbang and it was really great to spend some time with the kids and explore the center in the daylight. When I got up in the morning I headed downtown Tacloban to the market to by 30 eggs, to make ...

A Milestone in Recovery, Palo, Philippines travel blog

A Milestone in Recovery

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, On Friday I had the privilege to celebrate the Fiesta of Cangumbang by Re-Blessing the Community Center. Though the walls still have apparent scars from the typhoon, the building is now back to the state it was before the typhoon, and the ...

The Difficult Reality, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Difficult Reality

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone  Once I took a step away from the situation, a literal escape to nearby islands where life was virtually going on as if nothing had happened, the gravity of the work to be done was somewhat overwhelming. And now as the one month ...

Cancun of Asia, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Cancun of Asia

A travel blog entry by trent

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Boracay is an island in the west of the Philippines and is THE beach destination in the Philippines. They say when you meet any Filipino they will always say "you must go to Boracay". So, I flew off to Boracay from Cebu on a tiny little bubble of an ...

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 ...

An Incredible Year, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

An Incredible Year

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, Friday, August 22nd marked the year anniversary of the Cangumbang Community Center's official Blessing and Opening Ceremony. The past year has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. The community center has served its original ...

A city famous just for still being here, Vigan, Philippines travel blog

A city famous just for still being here

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... Heritage Site. Vigan's claim to fame is that it's still here. It's one of the few remaining historic, Hispanic cities in the Philippines that didn't get bombed by the Japanese in World War II. It's pleasant enough to have a look around, but after ...

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