Philippines Photo Montage 5 28 15

  Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve put up a photo montage, so once again it’s long past time to once again inflict some serious eye injury upon our subscribers.  Note that all of these pix were made with my “new” Samsung S5.  So far, I have been very happy with the quality of that phone’s camera. First …

Oslob Trip, Part Two – Tumalog Falls

  Tumalog Falls Oslob, Cebu Island, The Philippines     Seeing as we were done swimming with the whale sharks at around 8:30 AM, we decided to head out to a nearby water fall.  Tumalog Falls is only a 12 minute ride from the Butanding viewing center and is accessed by a steep, paved road that lies on the western …

Trip to Oslob, the Philppines, to See the Whale Sharks

  Trip to Oslob, the Philippines to See the Whale Sharks   Well, my intrepid better half and myself finally made our way down (up, actually) to Oslob on the island of Cebu to see the whale sharks.  We had been planning to go for quite a while now – on a Monday morning as that is Michell’s day off …

Trip up to Twin Lakes Natural Park, Negros, Philippines

Michell and I decided to head up to Twin Lakes Natural Park this past Sunday.  I had been there once before (with a British expat named Mark), but this was my sweet little Jelly Bean’s first trip up there.  We chose a Sunday because sometimes we have brownouts  (scheduled ones lasting from 8-5PM) and it was shaping up to be …

Cove Sands Beach Resort – Siaton, The Philippines

This past Monday we (about 6 other expats and their wives/girlfriends) took a trip down to Cove Sands Beach Resort in Siaton, Negros Oriental, which is about 45 kilometers south of Dumaguete.  One of the expats better half’s had recommended it, and it proved to be an EXCELLENT recommendation. Disreputable band of pirates And their better halves. We arrived around …

Malatapay Market – Negros Oriental

Beach at Malatapay. Michell and I headed off to Malatapay, a barangay (village) in Zamboguita, a township just 5 KMs south of Dauin.  A pretty big market is held there every Wednesday complete with assorted meats, vegetables and fruit stands, ukay-ukay stores (used clothing imported from foreign countries – kinda like Goodwill in the US), dry goods (handmade bolo machetes, …

In a Philippines Prison

        Like death and taxes, it was only a matter of time before I found myself in a Philippine jail. I had spent about four hours at the land transportation office (LTO) waiting to get my Philippine drivers license when I wandered outside and noticed a squat and somewhat intimidating concrete structure directly across the road. I …