Postcards from the Philippines
It’s more fun in the Philippines!!!
[That is in fact the title for the official song for the Department of Tourism campaign in the Philippines. You can listen to it here]
Back home from the fin-filled Philippines island-hopping adventure with Zegrahm Expeditions. In the space of two weeks, we visited 17 islands out of 7,107. Our journey consisted of both land and underwater exploration: we roamed around spectacular islands (Sibuyan and Capul islands instantly spring to mind); got acquainted with indigenous tribes; spent a day on an island where Magellan held the first Catholic Mass, Limasawa; rode around on jeepneys and habalhabals; and to cool off we explored the fairytale underwater world (including Tubattaha and Apo reefs, both premier diving spots in the Philippines) swimming amongst sharks, turtles and a myriad of fish of all shapes and colours . However, if only there were more days in a year and hours in a day, we could have discovered so much more!
PS After two weeks I have finally learnt how to spell Philippines correctly (it is only one L and two Ps in the middle of the word!!!)
Here are some of my favourite photos from the journey, and a proper photo diary will be coming soon!
Traditional marriage ceremony of Palawano tribe on Palawan IslandSelfies on Limasawa IslandLong-tailed macaque on Bohol Island
Kayangan Lake on Coron Island
Brittle StarWhat a magnificent rooster – cock fighting is a major part of Filipino culture.
Gasoline in Coke bottles
Dreamcatchers made from roostersEaster Sunday
Rice fields on Sibuyan islandExploring Limasawa island
Some of my new friends in Sibuyan We were treated to lechon on several occasions Inside an old colonial house in Manila Post diving big bottle of beerFancy some needle fish for lunch?
Gaining some new skills