The City of Golden Friendship

Trip Start Feb 14, 2011
Trip End Mar 02, 2011

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Flag of Philippines  , Mindanao,
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

After two days of traveling and only a few hours of sleep, we were very happy to arrive at our hotel and get settled in. We resisted the temptation to sleep right away and went out for dinner with the group. We didn't linger and headed back to our rooms for some much needed sleep. Mykelti and Averaan were sleeping before their heads hit the pillows. Although it felt like daytime to our bodies, the kids got 10 hours sleep and I got about 8, waking up at 4 AM local time. This sleep prepared us for some trips around the city today (Thursday, 17th) to shop for supplies in preparation for Smokey Mountain VBS tomorrow. We walked down streets bustling with Jeepneys, motorcycles and bicycles - at our own risk! Wow was it crazy. And it felt like we were in a parade. Apparently we stood out like - well, like foreigners. The locals smiled, waived and said hello, they were very welcoming. We took our first ride in a Jeepney to dinner at the mall.
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Holly Lucken on

hi mykelti , from your friends peter,lindsay,owen and me !!!!! how are you guys doing ? it is very boring at school , lol hope you are having more fun than us ! ( Lindsay says the end )

lauren wallace, mikayle theoret, alysson claxton, on

hey mykelti were at school on the new laptops and were looking at your pictures hope your having lots of fun we miss you and tell everyone we say hi.
luv ya lauren, mikayla, alysson and eric:)
btw sam broke up with quin OMG:o

drew chris george ryan and collin on

hope you guys will have a great time from all of us!!!

Cassy on

So glad you have arrived and have begun your adventure...make the most out of this incredible experience...give the kids big hugs from us...loves xo

Mikayla, lauren,April, and Drew : p on

hey Mykelti its lauren hope you are having a good time we miss u JUSTIN BIEBER WAS ON CSI and they killed him:( well tell everyone i say hi:)
heyy Kelti have fun frum April,Mikayla,Drew :)

Miss Reitsma on

I'm glad to hear that you have all made it safely!! Averaan and Sulli, the class misses you already :) We will be keeping up with the blog and pictures but the class is really excited about skyping. I hope you boys are having a great time so far and getting alot of homework done :)

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