The Great Escape

Rediscovering life in Palawan Philippines

The Land Where I Was Born 007

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.


That babe’s a real bad ass.

Surfing is usually thought of as a macho sport and, in some countries, women are discouraged from going to or unwelcome in areas with big waves. Not in the Philippines.  Every year, more and more women — young, old, students, professionals, single or married — are getting on their own surfboards and learning how to surf. –, May 21, 2012

Whaleshark 1

Come on into the water!

Last year, fishermen from the tiny Philippine town of Oslob got very famous very fast.A small group of men, who made a meager living catching fish from their outrigger canoes, started doing something no one else in the world had done, hand feeding the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, in the open ocean. – Huffington Post, May 24, 2012


And me, I still believe in paradise.

The Philippine archipelago comprises 7,107 islands, of which only about 2,000 are inhabited. –



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6 thoughts on “The Land Where I Was Born 007

  1. Manila and the other cities have their own beauty and charm, but for me nothing beats the fresh, clean air and slow pace of provincial life.

    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  2. It looks like such a beautiful country.

  3. This is a lovely looking area

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