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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 ...

Manny and Danny and Mandy and Jackie, Padre Burgos, Philippines travel blog

Manny and Danny and Mandy and Jackie

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... best boxer in the world. Because of his already lengthy career, Manny is probably wealthy enough to buy a good part of the Philippines outright. Maybe a Canadian or two also. In the mid 70's Canadian singer-songwriter, Dan Hill worked as a summer student ...

Oh my god a good nights sleep, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Oh my god a good nights sleep

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I had had the worst night's sleep. Not only was it unbearably hot to the point that I considered trying to sleep in the hammock in the restaurant (only to think better of offering myself up on a plate to all the ravenous mosquito’s), but the new ...

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 ...

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 ...

Siquijor - Island of the Unknown, Siquijor, Philippines travel blog

Siquijor - Island of the Unknown

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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  Siquijor is an hour-and-a-half boat ride from Dumaguete. For Filipinos it's said to be an island of mystery and the unknown. Witchcraft and god knows what else goes on here we'd been told. A few months ago, Ellen fell off her bicycle ...

There are Ferries and then there's SuperFerry, Visayas Sea, Philippines travel blog

There are Ferries and then there's SuperFerry

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... nbsp;   SuperFerry is a boat so massive that its owner took two words and merged them. You can do that in the Philippines. I've become a bit of a boat freak over the past few years and wanted to do the twenty-four hour journey from Cebu to ...

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 ...

The most organic and natural travel experience, Loboc, Philippines travel blog

The most organic and natural travel experience

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... else Manchester is famous for, in China, Russia etc we are famous for football, in India it was cotton mills, in the Philippines, Manchester who, ahhh Ricky Hatton”). Fair play to Ricky he has given the Philippines a lasting memory of how nice ...

DIVIDED BY THE PHILIPPINES, Just Back from the Philippines, Now I'm Home in, Hong Kong travel blog

DIVIDED BY THE PHILIPPINES

A travel blog entry by bowz

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... half hours of cold boredom. ------------------------------------------ A short sleep later and we were on a flight to the Philippines, a truly eclectic conglomeration of personalities. Remember that this trip, only hastily arranged a week prior ...

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 ...

Fast Forward to December, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Fast Forward to December

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone, As I am sure many of you are wondering, my life is continuing here in Tacloban and I am working diligently on relief efforts with VFV. I have been spending my days driving around, distributing relief goods and visiting the sponsored ...

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 ...

Cracks of Thunder, Palo, Philippines travel blog

Cracks of Thunder

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone,Again on Wednesday, I was off to Cangumbang after work. Brandon tagged along with me again to get some fresh air and time with the kids after a long day of work. Yet again, we arrived in Cangumbang as the sun was nearly set, I just can't ...

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 ...

Have you got any leeches for this?, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Have you got any leeches for this?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Breakfast was a lovely still warm sugary doughnut from the town bakery which we shared on the way down to the beach. We met up with Elie at the tour sales hut as he was doing the same tour as us again, this time Tour A, and we were joined by a Swiss guy ...

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 ...

Eurovision / potential natural wonder of the world, Puerto Princesa, Philippines travel blog

Eurovision / potential natural wonder of the world

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Oh my god! I have never missed a Eurovision in my life....last?  Absolutely pathetic!  Did anybody see it and give me a rundown on what happened? (Andrew edit - Thanks Stevie P ever the classy guy posts a link to the news of the world....) The ...

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 ...

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