An awesome, open, friendly, beautiful country that I need to make time to get back to. I’ve posted some of the pictures before, long ago, but never all of my favorites together. So, here they are: The Philippines.
On yesterday’s topic of the Philippines, Pico Iyer again comes to mind. “The jeepneys they rode, plastered with girlie pictures, Rolling Stones tongues, garish stickers and religious symbols, looked like nothing so much as graffitied pinball machines on wheels.” -Pico Iyer, Video Night in Kathmandu From this book, which I highly recommend:
On the island of Buhol in the Philippines, the city of Danao hosts the “Sui-slide”, a zipline 480m long and (at its best) 200m high. Quite a ride.
Not every day in the Philippines can be about swimming with whale sharks or going to cockfighting tournaments. Sometime you just need to hike to a jungle lagoon. Have a giant barbequed feast. And catch a ride home in the ridiculous local transport that is “the jeepney.” It’s a good country, the Philippines.
One of the best ways to ever start a morning in a foreign country: Stumble across a marching band playing the theme song from Indiana Jones. Does it help this scenario that I was staying in a wooden hut most easily reached by a boat ride up a muddy river? Perhaps. That after I left … Continue reading