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

Fighting on the (rice) terraces

A travel blog entry by easties

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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 ...

Island Hopping in Paradise, El Nido, Philippines travel blog

Island Hopping in Paradise

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... last stop in the Philippines except for a one night stop back in Manila to catch a flight  to Thailand the next day. It's more fun in the Philippines and I STILL have not seen or done that much. There's 7,107 islands here. I'll be ...

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 ...

AcroYoga in the Park in the Dark, Manila, Philippines travel blog

AcroYoga in the Park in the Dark

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... that's fun and social. Plus it's free, which also happens to be my favorite beer as well. Coincidence? I doubt it. So I'm back in the Philippines for round two. This time I will focus on the southern islands, particularly the Visayas and Palawan.   ...

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 ...

Stairways to Heaven, Batad, Philippines travel blog

Stairways to Heaven

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... here it is; the Jeepney. This method of public transit is based on modified Army Jeeps that the USA left behind in the Philippines after WWII. Clever locals stretched them to the length of a limousine, pimped them out with crazy paint jobs, and to this ...

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 ...

Southern Leyte Travel Tit Bits, Limasawa Island, Philippines travel blog

Southern Leyte Travel Tit Bits

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... to return for another four months from August to November if we have enough building projects lined up.  My experience in the Philippines has been amazing, eye opening, delicious, hot, wet, stinky, educating, fun, sad and frustrating at times. ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part V, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part V

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Lots of things took place since I last updated the blog. I will keep the descriptions short as the photos speak for themselves. Miss Apitong 2014 Alexa and I were invited to be judges for the Miss Apitong event in Barangay 92.  It was great ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part I, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part I

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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I just lost 70 photos I copied from my camera to the computer due to a power/generator outage. So, I am making this a brief account of my first two weeks with All Hands.  My first stop was at All Hands Kananga base where I stayed two nights before ...

The story of the ATM, Sagada, Philippines travel blog

The story of the ATM

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Sagada, Philippines - The epitome of mountain cool, Sagada (1477m) is where you go if you want to escape from civilization for a few days. The area has caves, peaks, waterfalls and hanging coffins. I didn't reach Sagada till late in the afternoon. I ...

Bah-gee-oh, Baguio, Philippines travel blog

Bah-gee-oh

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... was texting! Anyway, the friendly driver stopped in front of a bus that was leaving for Sagada, so I managed to jump on that bus. The next one was two hours later. The views on the way to Sagada were spectacular. Enjoy. Next stop, Sagada, ...

The homes we built - then and now, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

The homes we built - then and now

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Here are some photos of either temporary sites we built, permanent homes built by NHA or GMA and the core homes in 83 C which were designed by one of the AHV, ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part III, Utap, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part III

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... a great opportunity for us to get an intimate glimpse into the life of the Filipino community. Another big event in the Philippines and in our community was the boxing match between Bradley and Manny Pacquiao which saw us cheering ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part II, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part II

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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It has been 3 weeks that have been volunteering in the Philippines and though it is hot, I enjoy what I am doing as I am learning new things every day.  Here are some of the observations, feelings, emotions, events that I want to share: Visit to ...

Project Samar photos, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

Project Samar photos

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Project Samar - a photo ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... know any Country where Customs Charges You $ 600 to see your Passport and then $ 600 again when you leave for a Total of $ 1200.. PILOTS AVOID THE PHILIPPINES LIKE THE PEST , THIS OPPORTUNISTIC BASTARDS ROBBING YOU OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED IN BROAD ...

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part IV, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

All Hands Project Leyte Typhoon Relief - part IV

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... of bronze statues of MacArthur and other men, including then Philippine President Sergio Osmena, Jr. The Japanese occupation of the Philippines ended soon after MacArthur landed at Red Beach on October 20, 1944 with 225,000 troops and 600 ships. While ...

Eagle Sanctuary, Arakan, Philippines travel blog

Eagle Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Hired a Driver which drove me to the Philippines Eagle Sanctuary early morning. It was perfect timing Easter Sunday Everybody in Church and no Traffic. The Sanctuary is a Breeding Center for this Endangered Species..and some of the Birds you can see up ...

Hanging in Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines travel blog

Hanging in Cebu

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... was the start of the yacht trip and we did want to be fresh. Day 3 GPS Trail And Finally It was a nice small introduction to the Philippines, the people were so fresh, and it has made me want to go back and see more, now it is just a matter of finding ...

From Project Leyte Response to Rebuild, Tacloban, Philippines travel blog

From Project Leyte Response to Rebuild

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Back in Tacloban with AHV - projects I worked on included Santo Nino Kindergarten, 83-C core homes, and Satellite Project Samar in Calampong where AHVs learn how to rebuilt boats and are in the process of building a kitchen and a veggie garden for ...

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