Island & Sun Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Cordova
Caught a taxi about 15 minutes away from our hotel to Ma'am Rhodora's church. It is the United Church of Christ of the Philippines. As you see from the photo it was a Presbyterian Church until they, the Methodist and others amalgamated. Still had a very Presbyterian feel with its choir and liturgy. Ma'am Rhodora and her son Ray sing in their choir. Her late husband Vic was the pastor a number of years ago. Vic was the one that started the CHE program ...
... of God's immense love and the Blessed Mother's compassionate heart. After praying before the Lady with a white veil, I made my way to the back part of shrine where you will get to kiss the framed image of Mama Mary who had shed tears on six (6) occasions and thus prompted the Marian Monks to build the shrine. I felt an indescribable joy when I get to the area; one could smell the sweet fragrance of the flowers. From there, I went ...
... appeared out of the forest and asked us for the entry fee! Slightly startled but feeling better we had contributed to the community we headed down a tiny path and out to the lake...to an absolutely gorgeous view. We were the sole visitors that day, apart from the hundreds of species of birds, lizards and insects that use the lake for feeding and breeding. It is a bird sanctuary and whilst relaxing in the small wooden shelter over the lake we were lucky enough to be graced by ...
... br> seemed to have established the location of the resort but were then
totally thrown when the driver refused to take us there by tricycle,
stating that it would take hours and was 'very, very far'. Having
heard this line a fair few times we were sceptical and became even
more confused when the driver stated that he would go and find his
friend who had a van. I explained that the resort owner had informed
us that they were only four kilometres from the port.
... coloured fish hanging
onto their fins and swimming behind them. Definitely an experience we
will both remember for all our lives!
bus ride back to Argao was much simpler and we were still buzzing
from the amazing experience we'd had, playing the films we'd made
repeatedly. We left the bus in Argao 'proper' and had a wander around
the whole town. This took about ten minutes, including a few pauses
to respond to people's greetings/ ...