A visual journey of our first trip back to the homeland.
This little island is quite amazing. The emerald, sea green ocean, the long stretch of white sandy beaches paralleled with an abundance of restaurants of various cuisines …. and of course, buffets with “bottom-less iced teas” that try to under price and out smörgåsbord each other (we found one for as low as PHP 250).
We literally only had less than 12 hours in Baler but I can share this much, we’ll definitely be back again to explore this hidden gem in the Aurora province. [wp_geo_map] The drive from Manila to our relatives place in Quezon was not bad – 6-hours through beautiful rural settings, rice fields, arid landscapes, and […]
I officially arrived to the land of my mother and father’s on January 26th, 2010. It took me 33 years to do it but hey, I made it. While waiting for our bags, seeing my Filipino country-men and hearing the familiar Tagalog accents eerily made me feel like I was back home, living with my parents again.
We plan to publish a photo journal of our travels soon (as soon as we finish debating which photos to include). We’ll probably use Shutterfly or Blurb. I hope to do the same for many of my friends (Gord and Michelle, you’re next). Lately, I’ve been inspired by some stunning photography. Here are some web […]
June 12th was my first Philippines Independence Day outside Canada. My Filipino friends invited me to join a mini-celebration and flag raising ceremony at the Philippines Consulate in Sinamangal. I initially showed up at their house wearing shorts and a trekking shirt (big mistake) and shortly after, I was sent home to change into more […]