Looking Back – Philippines

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The Philippines turned out to be quite difficult for me, despite all the help I got from distant relatives.  I’m a person with a relatively big personal bubble and I really hate being touched. The constant crowds, the calling of … Continued

Food of the Philippines

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I have realized that I haven’t given nearly enough importance to food as I should have. Let me remedy this now. Please note that, sadly, none of the pictures on this page are mine, since I didn’t think to actually … Continued

The Jeepney Ride

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This was not the first time I took a jeepney, but it was my first time on my own. I was on my way to the Tarsier Sanctuary and I wasn’t quite sure when I would have to get off. … Continued

Day tour of Bohol

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I had too many regrets with my first trip to Bohol that I had to go again before leaving the Philippines. I started this second round in Bohol with a day tour of the main attractions of the island. For … Continued

Whale Sharks!

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One thing that I was really really really excited about was seeing whale sharks. I tried seeing them in Palawan, but I was too early. I heard you could see them in Tan-Awan, Oslob, so I made this one of … Continued

Boat ride of Hell

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Dear American woman I met in Panglao, I don’t remember much of you, except that you were relatively young, maybe 28 years old. You were blond and had, perhaps, an American accent. You also had words tattooed on your forearm, … Continued

Honda Bay Island Hopping

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 (That stern face I had, I blame it on the sun!) A very popular activity in Palawan is island hopping around Honda Bay. With my cousin and his parents, we chartered a boat and headed out. It was a nice … Continued

Palawan Crocodile Farm

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I headed to Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Park, a.k.a. the Palawan Crocodile Farm, with tita Carmen. In the  ’70s, crocodiles were hunted extensively for their skin. This resulted in a decline in crocodile population and the creation of a … Continued

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