Travel Blogs from Tacloban
I love travelling. The thrill of discovering new cultures, seeing new things and meeting people from across the globe. It is challenging at times but for the most part I find travelling a rewarding and worthwhile experience. I am however, a workaholic and throughout this trip I have found myself genuinely missing my job and feeling as though my journey is lacking a sense of purpose. It is for that reason that I applied to volunteer with IDV and I am so glad I did.
... music in the streets, which months ago were hardly recognizable torn apart by mother nature, we let the life pour out of us. It was entirely clear that everyone was on the same page:
We are all so grateful to be alive.
We have accepted the losses we've experienced and the fact that things will never be the same.
We are stronger now and ready for any challenge life throws at us.
We will do everything to rebuild our lives, rebuild ...
... and Tacloban bases. Those of us who were together at Sto Nino formed a strong bond to the proximity of living space (our big army tent) and the relative isolation of the village. Throughout the past couple of weeks, people from the core Sto Nino base have completed they stay on the project said goodbye. My thoughts are with Monika, Jenny, Robbie, Mark and Maria who left this week. Tears ...
... celebrate the re-establishment of the community center, our thankfulness for life and love, and the ability to recover from the typhoon.
For the millionth time, I must thank all of my wonderful supporters from friends and family to those I have never met. You are incredible and you have helped more than you even realize. My most sincerest thanks goes out to you daily.
P.S. I invite all of you to come visit the center! :)
... still within the cemetery or by the gates of the cemetery (to untangle the spirits of the dead from the bodies of the living). Source: wikipedia
We currently have 2 different projects running out of Tacloban - building 40+ temporary homes in Santo Nino and de-construction work on private owners's property. The de-con work brings us closest to ...