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Typhoon Yolanda On the Way, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Typhoon Yolanda On the Way

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... for the coming days. We are currently preparing for Typhoon Yolanda, which is due to hit our region of the Philippines within the next 48 hours (http://weather.com.ph/announcements/super-typhoon-haiyan-update-number-006). The Municipal Office notified ...

There Will Someday, Palo, Philippines travel blog

There Will Someday

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Life has not been that easy for many families in Tacloban over the past week, mother nature has continued to literally pour unfortunate circumstances upon thousands of homes. For literally one full week we experienced heavy rainfall, ...

Letters of Desperation, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Letters of Desperation

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The community is strengthening their trust in me. It is clear through their interactions and in the letters I have received over the past week. The first a letter of hungry desperation, a mother of 4 with no money for rice. Her husband ...

Opening Up to the Camera, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Opening Up to the Camera

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The children had a special treat today, as my coworker Brandon a Video intern with GoAbroad decided to come do some filming in Cangumbang. The kids were shy in front of the video camera at first, but by the end were making faces and ...

The Rain Continues, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Rain Continues

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, The rain is persistently terrorizing all the communities still recovering from the storm. Please keep the prayers coming! Cangumbang is still underwater, I am going to try to visit today and bring firewood and supplies with the help of the ...

Filipino Fillip, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Filipino Fillip

A travel blog entry by easties

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The bus was late back to Manila but thankfully this didn't stop Clare from meeting us at 3:30 am and bringing us to a very quiet Shangri La hotel in the middle of the night. The hotel rose to the occasion - despite their computer sensibly deciding we ...

Sand in the cracks, Boracay, Philippines travel blog

Sand in the cracks

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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So many things about our arrival on the island of Boracay should have made us squeal with excitement. Our first ride in a trike, piled in with our bags under our feet, clinging on for dear life as we tore through the streets choking on the petrol fumes; ...

More Ifugao, Batad, Philippines travel blog

More Ifugao

A travel blog entry by trent

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I just dug this area so much I wanted to put more pictures up! - I awoke and just hung out at the guesthouse enjoying the view and how quiet it was. Romeo, Rita's husband, has a family passed down and well-preserved Ifugao hut that he lets the ...

My First Quick Visit, Palo, Philippines travel blog

My First Quick Visit

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, When I finished work on Thursday around 5:30 pm I decided to venture to Cangumbang despite a day full of rain and a sun that was quickly setting. As I got to Palo it began to pour down rain for the twenteth time, rainy season is truly ...

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 ...

The Holidays in Cangumbang, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Holidays in Cangumbang

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, I am safely back in the Philippines and of course happy to be in my element once again. I must say my element is not snowy, cold Michigan weather, I do love the warm weather quite a bit more. Though for the past few days the rain has been ...

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 ...

Bunnies and Geckos, Tambobo Bay, Philippines travel blog

Bunnies and Geckos

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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 Bunnies and geckos are wonderful creatures. We love them both to death. Some of us back home even let bunnies roam the house free. Then they start crapping everywhere and it all changes. Geckos do the same thing. The ...

Rain, Rain Go Away, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Rain, Rain Go Away

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, The rain began on Saturday and is still going strong this afternoon. The low pressure area is heading north but Cangumbang is already flooded. I visited yesterday to bring the kids egg sandwiches and make sure the construction supplies ...

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 ...

The Meaning of Support, Palo, Philippines travel blog

The Meaning of Support

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... so many other friends, family, and strangers spent time preparing fundraisers, sharing stories on social media, or just mentioning the Philippines needs in conversations with friends or at dinner tables. All of this support humbles me and keeps me going ...

Hey from Vancouver International, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Hey from Vancouver International

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... , and what he is going to do. Well, that's all I've got for now. I will update you from the Philippines most likely. God Bless you all, and have an awesome week!!! Trent p.s. It is like 2:00am in the ...

Fighting on the (rice) terraces, Banaue, Philippines travel blog

Fighting on the (rice) terraces

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... much part of everyday life. He was a member of one particular tribe in this fiercely competitive part of the Philippines. Although a Catholic country, the "natural priest"(witch doctor) is much more important than the church's Father Ted! For example ...

Bonding Time, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Bonding Time

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone,   I took some time this past weekend to strategically surprise my kids. I waited until around 3:30pm and then my friend Rachel, along with Maila our new VFV Staff from Cangumbang, and I headed to Cangumbang. The kids never expect me at ...

The First Hours of Typhoon Yolanda, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

The First Hours of Typhoon Yolanda

A travel blog entry by elsat

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... me, I can confidently say that I am most thankful that I was able to survive the storm, because many individuals throughout the Philippines were not as lucky. I was awoken on the day of the storm by the electricity being cut, leaving the house oddly ...

Peanut Butter and Banana Kind of Day, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Peanut Butter and Banana Kind of Day

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, Tuesday night I went to the orphange where I spent over 9 months in total caring for the babies in the nursery. I have shared with many of you the story of Jonathan, a little boy with cerebral palsy that is another Filipino child who has ...

Persistence, Determination, & Hope, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Persistence, Determination, & Hope

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, After the first four days of the storm I just kept telling myself that it could only get better with each day, that more countries would come in to support those affected. In the back of my mind I was concerned that it wouldn't come ...

Life Stands Still, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Life Stands Still

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, As my weeks continue to fly by as I become engulfed in my new job and my continued work in Cangumbang, I love my Saturdays in Cangumbang. While I am there it is as if time stands still, and nothing else in the world exists but the center ...

June Revival, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

June Revival

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, Finally I have been able to access my blog after about two and half weeks of site errors. Apparently the Philippines was somehow blocked from accessing Travelpod.com but thankfully it is now sorted out. The past few weeks have been a time ...

Quilt Surprise!, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Quilt Surprise!

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone,   I spent my Friday evening gathering baskets full of supplies for the center, cups, silverware, storage tubs, cutting boards, knives, dish soap, cleaning brushes, towels and rags, and much more. When everything was boxed up I was ...

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

Orientation Completed, Ministry Begins

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... to San Fernando. On the way up we stopped and put on a mini program for some pastors. I got to learn a 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 ...

Colorful, Playful, Rainy Day, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Colorful, Playful, Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, Sunday was quite a happy, playful day in Cangumbang. One of my coworkers, Raphie, decided to join Rachel, my housemate Brandon, and I at the project site. My friend Carter Brown from Sturgis, arrived Saturday so he was excited to join us ...

Manila, Philippines 8th June - 12th June, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila, Philippines 8th June - 12th June

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Location: Manila, Philippines Dates: 8th June – 12th June Introduction After a very early start and a delayed flight we finally made it to Manila! We stayed in an area that wasn't the best, but it was the cheapest for us and all the main areas were ...

Manila, I am back, Mandaluyong, Philippines travel blog

Manila, I am back

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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Finally, I am back in the Philippines but not for long. I am just here for a short stay to catch a trip to Macau-HK. Macau flights are cheaper as well as hotel rates as compared to Hongkong, hence the Macau trip. We will just cross the border via frry ...

A true Asian megacity, Manila, Philippines travel blog

A true Asian megacity

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Manila, Philippines - The night bus arrived somewhere in the large urban sprawl of Manila at 4am. I managed to share a taxi with the dutch guy and a couple of Korean girls. I tried to get a room at Melate Pensionne but after charging my itouch, jumped ...

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