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Magellans Island, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Magellans Island

A travel blog entry by trent

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... garden area; Basilica del Santo Nino and Cebu Cathedral, which the BSN houses the oldest religious relic in the Philippines brought here by Magellan in 1575; and Magellans Cross, which marks the location where missionaries first baptized Filipinos as ...

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 ...

Easter in Cangumbang, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Easter in Cangumbang

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, After construction was delayed for an entire week due to unfortunate heavy rains followed by the Easter holiday, our awaited large Easter Blessing ceremony was postponed. Instead of the center's "re-blessing" ceremony, I just planned some ...

Coming to Terms, Only the Beginning, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Coming to Terms, Only the Beginning

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The day after the storm was like an extension of the afternoon prior. We awoke with the sun, and surveyed the damage that encompassed us from every direction. We began a list of 80 employees and started checking off the people we could ...

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. ...

Girl's Day-A Celebration of Mary's Birthday, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Girl's Day-A Celebration of Mary's Birthday

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, This weekend we have a lovely, girly celebration of Mother Mary's birthday with our first official Girl's Day in Cangumbang. Three of my friends came out with me to pamper the girls with a hair salon, nail salon, and make up station! When ...

Philippines - Leyte, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Leyte

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... extremely narrow San Juanico strait. Connecting these two islands is the San Juanico bridge which is the longest bridge in the Philippines. Tacloban was briefly the capital of the Philippines from 20th October 1944 until 27th February 1945. Just 4 months. ...

Even One is Enough To Help, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Even One is Enough To Help

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The past week and a half has been very happy at the center. Lots of giggling and laughing, and little too much energy and noise at times...as can be expected with 50 children on a Saturday afternoon. We watched a movie two Saturdays ago, ...

The Balloon Game, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Balloon Game

A travel blog entry by elsat

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WOW!  This week has been a crazy week, and I guess I let time run away from me as it is Friday already and I am just sitting down to write about Saturday... We started the day hanging up the art work from previous weeks, and new colored pencil ...

Philippines - Matnog, Matnog, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Matnog

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... It was a long day travelling but i'd finally made it to the port of Allen, known as the gateway to Northern Samar. The Philippines is divided into 3 island groups. Luzon in the north, Mindanao in the south, with the Visayas making up everything inbetween. ...

The Most Beautiful Day Thus Far, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Most Beautiful Day Thus Far

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, I write this blog two days after the official opening of the Cangumbang Center, which was held on Friday August, 23rd, yet my heart is still filled with joy and love for the community and every single person that helped make the ...

Philippines - Eastern Samar, Borongan, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Eastern Samar

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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After Tacloban, i left Leyte and headed back to Samar. This time to visit Borongan, which is the capital of Eastern Samar. This was my original destination after Catarman in the north, but due to there being no direct transport links between the two ...

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 ...

Weekend Routine, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Weekend Routine

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, It seems we are getting in to quite the weekend routine at the center. Saturdays when I arrive the kids eagerly ask what movie is showing today, and I usually let the older ones select one from the stack I have accummulated from my Dad and ...

Funding A Child's Future, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Funding A Child's Future

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... need assistance and how you can create the scholarship you desire. Keep in mind that university costs a great deal less in the Philippines, so even a $20 scholarship can be a huge help to one of the children and their families. Thanks for all your ...

Island Life, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Island Life

A travel blog entry by trent

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On occasion, you take a picture and the light is just how you'd like it and the subject comes out perfectly...this picture represents island life here in the Philipiines to me - the beauty of the islands is seen in the mixture of color and light and ...

The Dental Workshop, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Dental Workshop

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Saturday we help our first big event at the center, our very first Dental Workshop. My friend Carter from home and Annie, my coworker visiting from our US office, have both worked as dental assistants in the past. So together they put ...

Searching for Sharks and Seahorses, Malapascua Island, Philippines travel blog

Searching for Sharks and Seahorses

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Following a recommendation from some friends of ours we headed out to Malapascua Island, which is off the north coast of Cebu Island. The island has lovely white sand beaches and clear waters and is famous for the regular sightings of Thresher Sharks. ...

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 ...

8th Wonder of the World, Batad, Philippines travel blog

8th Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by trent

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The bus from Manila was an overnight ride combining a bump-filled winding road and thwe worlds greatest AC, as we all practically froze throughout the 9 hour journey. I sat next to a Balgian girl named Karolyn and we talked and suffered and bumped ...

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 ...

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 ...

Philippines - Maasin, Maasin, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Maasin

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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Maasin is a port town in Southern Leyte. My reason for coming here was in order to catch a ferry to Cebu, the big city of the Visayas. Once i'd arrived and settled in, i took a few pictures of the town from the roof of my hotel while there was a break in ...

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

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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 ...

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