Category: The Philippines
My travels in the Philippines tend to be eclectic. This is because I allowed it to be led by serendipity and opportunity, by work and by friendships. So far, despite being apparently random, I have had the opportunity to travel the Philippines from the north to the south – Luzon, the Visayas, and even Mindanao.
When I go to the Philippines, I am often with others. I am with friends, or colleagues. So my travel style in this country varies markedly, and depends on who I went with. The end result is a mixed bag – which is very much like the country itself!
Nonetheless, it is a country I seem to return to, over and over again. So I think it is one of those places which is like a sketch that will be coloured in, bit by bit, over time.
The city of Tacloban in the Philippines has a couple of distinctions. First, it was where the American General MacArthur landed when he returned to the Philippines with the liberation...