Philippines

Friendliest country in the world?

Sugat Kabanhawan Festival: So much for Cebu

Sugat Kabanhawan Festvial: Easter in Cebu I flew into Cebu with the intention of just hanging out for a day or two to relax, and then heading on towards diving and jungles. Fortunately, it being Easter in the very Catholic Philippines, there were celebrations to be found!  The annual “Sugat-Kabanhawan” festival in Manginilla township of … Continue reading »

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Philippine Churches

Filipino Churches In what I can only assume is yet another gift of Spanish colonialism, the Philippines are filled with old Catholic churches.  Its great to be driving through some random village or walking through the back streets of a big city and stumble upon a church that’s hundreds of years old.  The upkeep isn’t … Continue reading »

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Bohol Island – Home to Terrifying Alien Monkeys and More!

Bohol Island Jungle-living fantasies play out on a large scale on Bohol Island.  Staying in river-side huts that are more easily accessed by bamboo-seat boats than they are by any form of land transportation.  Climbing the mountain (well… mountain is perhaps a strong words here) up to the Giant Cross that overlooks the town.  Driving … Continue reading »

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