Philippine Island Times Adventures of an American expat in the Philippines

May 10, 2007

My Favorite Place

Filed under: General — lapulapu @ 2:11 pm

The Phlippines is a different planet. For me it is a far better one and I can’t wait to get back there; smiling faces, friendly girls, grilled fish, ripe mangoes, scuba dving, walks on the beach, and thunderstorms at night over the Mindanao Sea. I’ll post here from time to time for anyone who is interested. Until then, these are a few pics from previous trips. Click to enlarge.

Bohol Sea from Salag Do-Ong
Bohol Sea from the lookout point near Salag Do-Ong beach, Siquijor.

Loboc River, Bohol
The bamboo bridge over the Loboc River, Bohol makes for a fun walk if you jump up and down a bit.

In the dry season these things turn brown, so they call them the Chocolate Hills. I’ve read explanations of how they were formed, but I think they’re all just made-up. Bohol.

Sandugan Beach
The beach in front of one of my favorite little spots, Kiwi Dive Resort, Sandugan, Siquijor.

Sanny with tuba
It’s time for tuba! Tuba is palm sap wine, made daily.

Filipino kids love to have their pictures taken. This lot was in Dauin, Oriental Negros.

Virlanie kids
Virlanie takes in kids off the street in Makati. I spent an afternoon visiting them.

Staff at El Dorado, Dauin, Negros
When I was not learning how to dive at the El Dorado Beach Resort I was learning a little Cebuano from the staff. Dauin, Oriental Negros, south of Dumaguete.

Coco Grove Staff
I also had a long stay at the Coco Gove Beach Resort in Tubod, Siquijor.

Sandugan foragers
These guys are looking for sea urchins. I’m told they are a good source of iodine (the urchins, that is).

Sunsets in the Philippines are amazing. Sandugan beach, Siquijor.

Sandugan boats

Sandugan beach sunset


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