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Blog: Adventures in the Visayas

Photo Friday: Cebu

Posted by on 20 May 2011 in Adventures in the Visayas, Central Visayas (Region VII), Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Photo Friday: Cebu

In the Photo Friday series today: Cebu, a major city in the Philippines. If you like these photos, you should also check out Cebu in the gallery shop or visit my Cebu album on...

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Photo Friday: Tacloban City

Posted by on 1 Apr 2011 in Adventures in the Visayas, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Photo Friday: Tacloban City

We have visited the Philippines three times in the last five years, and will go again later this year. Our base is always Tacloban City, on the island Leyte, in the Visayas. Below I share five photos from Tacloban...

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Visayas 2

Posted by on 13 Mar 2011 in Adventures in the Visayas, Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Visayas 2

More photos from the Visayas. This post is a continuation of yesterday’s Visayan photos post. There are even more photos from the Visayas on my print shop at Zazzle. Top to bottom: The church of Baclayon (Bohol), Balinghai beach (Boracay), a tricycle, binagol (a Visayan snack), and seaweed with a lemon dip (served as a side dish in a Filipino...

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Visayas 1

Posted by on 12 Mar 2011 in Adventures in the Visayas, Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Visayas 1

A few photos from my trips to the Visayas. More tomorrow. Top to bottom: A village church, fresh fish on display in a Filipino restaurant, a Visayan resort, lechon (roasted suckling pig), monument for the Balangiga massacre on...

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Boracay

Posted by on 8 Mar 2011 in Adventures in the Visayas, Beach, Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Boracay

Photos from Boracay, a tropical paradise in the...

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Three resorts

Posted by on 27 Feb 2009 in Adventures in the Visayas, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Three resorts

It’s a long way from our base in Tacloban City to the church in Sulangan. When we visited Sulangan, we started our trip at 4am, to be in time for mass, and even though we had breakfast and snacks in the car, we felt quite hungry after the mass. So when we passed a few resorts on our way to Balangiga we decided to stop at one of them to have an early lunch. We stopped for lunch at Villa Calicoan, a small coastal resort. We were soon joined by other pilgrims, on their way back from Sulangan to Tacloban City. Villa Calicoan is a very small...

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Balangiga

Posted by on 23 Feb 2009 in Adventures in the Visayas, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), History | 0 comments

Balangiga

A historic site On our way back from Sulangan to our base in Tacloban City, we made a small detour to visit Balangiga, a small town in the south of Samar. Balangiga was the location of a guerilla attack in 1901, during the Philippine-American war, when almost fifty American soldiers lost their lives. A monument in front of the church reminds passers-by of this event. The Balangiga incident In the Philippines, Balangiga is famous as the location of a guerilla attack during the Philippine-American war. In 1901, guerillas attacked a group of...

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The road to Sulangan

Posted by on 1 Feb 2009 in Adventures in the Visayas, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Photo Blog | 1 comment

The road to Sulangan

The shrine of San Antonio de Padua In the Philippines, on the island Samar, is a town called Sulangan. It is a small town on the extreme southeastern tip of Samar. The area is a popular destination for windsurfers. Sulangan is also the home of a shrine of San Antonio de Padua (Saint Anthony of Padua). St. Anthony (1195-1231) was a Franciscan friar from Portugal. He was a gifted speaker and famous preacher. St. Anthony spent most of his career in Italy. He was sickly, and died young, near Padua, Italy. It is said that, on his death, the...

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Capitol

Posted by on 6 Apr 2008 in Adventures in the Visayas, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Capitol

The white building of the Capitol in Tacloban City houses the government of the province Leyte. On either side of the building are beautiful reliefs depicting scenes from Leyte’s...

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Hotel Alejandro

Posted by on 1 Mar 2008 in Adventures in the Visayas, Philippines | 0 comments

Hotel Alejandro

Our hotel in Tacloban...

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