Monday, November 4, 2013

My Lovely Philippines

Sharing pictures of my lovely country, the Philippines, a tiny archipelago of 7,107 islands. We are descendants of the Malay race, colonized by the Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, Americans, British, and Japanese to name a few. I have to admit, I am a tourist in my own country, however, I do not consider that as a hindrance to share the beauty of these islands I call HOME. Happy viewing!


Boracay Island


The crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo


The Filipino custom of "Bayanihan" (Brotherhood)


A house in the Metro beautifully decorated with Christmas lights


Beach fun!



A boat ride to explore the underground river in Palawan


Beautiful sunsets


The cobblestone road and old Spanish houses in Ilocos


Swim with the gentle whale shark


Centuries old structure


Traffic is never boring when you get to watch the famous "Dancing Policeman"



I have found these pictures on the web and would want to thank the owners for giving me a chance to share them in my blog. Their watermarks have remained intact.

Mabuhay, Pilipinas!

29 comments:

  1. I love the pics. One day I hope to travel there!

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  2. I love all the pictures you shared. I would love to visit during Christmas that looks spectacular!

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  3. I have a very good friend who is from the Philippeans, she sells some of the hand made jewelry and give her profits to the families who make them.

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  4. The Philippines is where Manny Pacquaio is from. In other words, it must be a pretty bad ass place. :D

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    1. haha! Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire are Filipinos. Eric Spoelstra, Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Hudgens, Enrique Iglesias, Batista (the wrestler), Lou Diamond Philippines, Rob Schneider, Hailee Steinfeld, Bruno Mars, Cheryl Burke.. are all part Filipinos. There are still others and the list goes on and on and on... :)

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    2. erratum: Lou Diamond Philips (what was I thinking???!!!) hahaha

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  5. hahaha loved the fish one! It's my dream to go to the Philippines one day.

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  6. With Santa directing traffic I'm sure it is more fun there! I've never been to the Philippines but I've heard wonderful things.

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  7. Those pictures are beautiful! I would love to visit one day!

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    1. Well... you should visit there. It's really wonderful. :)

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  8. Oh wow the Philippines looks beautiful - I would love to be lucky enough to visit one day :) x

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  9. I'd love to go to some of these places.There are definitely beautiful places like Boracay that I'd love to go. I know the holidays are great too. Thanks for sharing these pics! They are all lovely!

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  10. I had NO idea it had over 7k islands! It looks like an amazing place to visit!

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    1. 7,107 island during high tide. Its a different story when the tide is low. I think it comes up to 7,111 during low tide. Amazing, right?

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  11. Sounds like a great place! I hope I can visit soon! Thanks for the pictures!

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  12. I have never really wanted to travel to other countries until I started seeing all the posts for the Phillipines. The pictures are so beautiful.

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  13. Looks so beautiful! I hope one day to travel more.

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  14. You had me at dancing policemen. I love the photo of the men carrying the structure. So beautiful.

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    1. It is a little bamboo hut, usually those found in the middle of rice fields where farmers can rest. It is lightweight that a few men can carry it around. :)

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  15. I love to travel and visit new places and would love to travel to Phillipines, it's on my bucket list.

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  16. Those are great pics and all great reasons to visit the Philippines. I'm going to get there one day to visit!

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  17. Great pics. I never thought about the Philippines as a place for tourism...I do now though

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  18. That's my home too. it is always fun in the philippines because of the people live there that still share their smiles despite of the hardships. i want to see that jolly traffic santa

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  19. I want to go to the Philippines. It looks beautiful

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  20. i love these pictures, makes me want to go there!

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  21. Looks gorgeous! It's on my list of places to visit someday.

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