The Great Escape

Rediscovering life in Palawan Philippines

The Land Where I Was Born 006

Random photos and thoughts about the Philippines

Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about the Philippines, the country I was born in and which I am now just discovering.

San Miguel Pale Pilsen

Taste of Summer

“Traffic near the Mindanao exit of the North Luzon Expressway was snarled for several moments before dawn Monday after a truck carrying bottles and cans of beer figured in a freak accident. Residents in the area rushed to the site to get some of the cans and bottles that fell from the truck, radio dzBB’s Paulo Santos reported. – GMA News, February 20, 2012

Circumcision sign in the Philippines

Ear Piercing. Circumcision. Massage.

Apparently, when it comes to circumcision parties, size doesn’t matter. Guinness World Records officials distanced themselves from an event in the Philippines on May 7 that claimed to set the world record for most circumcisions. Public health officials claimed that more than 1,500 boys underwent the free surgery in a sports stadium in the city of Marikina. – Huffington Post, May 10, 2011

Habal-habal Samal Transportation

Special Delivery

The habal-habal ride required teamwork. The driver would do his best to maneuver the motorbike at a seemingly suicidal speed, while the passengers would do their part of praying to God for survival.  – SunStar, July 6, 2011



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11 thoughts on “The Land Where I Was Born 006

  1. hahaha love the last one best. And I am going home in two weeks. 🙂

  2. How delightful to see places that are nothing like those where I’ve lived.
    But I do think your motorbike club would be quite welcome to join all the other bikers in Laconia, New Hampshire USA later this month! Especially considering they have the beginnings for a pig roast.

  3. twas scary only at first. i would gladly repeat the experience! but part of the fun was the scenic route we took. i know it would be a totally different experience in other types of roads 🙂

  4. The pig really makes the last photo.

  5. rode my first habal-habal in Samar last month! missing it back here in Manila 😦

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