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Visayas

Before the storm

Posted by on 15 Dec 2013 in Adventures in the Visayas, Philippines, Photo Blog, Thoughts | 0 comments

Before the storm

Last month typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) destroyed large parts of the Visayas area of the Philippines. I’m sure you saw images of the destruction, especially from Tacloban. We hope to visit the region some time next year, and I’ll share a few photos afterwards. Hopefully it will only be photos of how nicely they rebuilt everything. We visited the region before, several times, and have many happy memories there. Indeed, we married in Tacloban. Below I share a couple of photos that I took during our last visit, two years...

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Haiyan is family history too

Posted by on 30 Nov 2013 in Pinoy roots | 2 comments

Haiyan is family history too

A few weeks ago, one of the heaviest storms ever recorded passed through the Philippines. We have all seen the consequences: Thousands are dead, millions lost their homes, cities, towns and villages are destroyed. Most of the reports we’ve seen came from Tacloban, where CNN had a team even before the storm hit. Tacloban. Most of you probably never even heard of this city before it was flattened by the typhoon. It’s just a city in the Philippines that was hit by a disaster. Most of you have never seen Tacloban as it was before the...

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