The Great Escape

Rediscovering life in Palawan Philippines

The Land Where I Was Born 011

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.


Just doing my job.

Buffalo milk is commonly associated with Italy, where it’s made mostly into mozzarella cheese. But the water buffalo originated in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, where the gentle beast is still integral to rice production, its milk is a treasured commodity. – Zester Daily, May 11, 2010

Christmas Sleeper

His name is Babe.

Bizarre and often unflattering names are as quintessentially Filipino as the country’s Catholic faith, friendly smiles, former US military jeeps known as jeepneys, beautiful beaches and love of karaoke. On my first day in Manila, I walked down to the local cafe and was served by a smiling young girl who wore a name badge entitled BumBum. – BBC News, March 27, 2011

Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, LEYTE: Corals

Born out of the collision of tropical light, warm seas and oceanic currents.

The Coral Triangle, the global centre of marine biodiversity, is a 6 million km2 area spanning Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands. Within this nursery of the seas live 76% of the world’s coral species, 6 of the world’s 7 marine turtle species, and at least 2,228 reef fish species. – WWF Global


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3 thoughts on “The Land Where I Was Born 011

  1. joeroruizy on said:

    Reblogged this on Joe Ruiz Post.

  2. My neighbor in Nepal had 2 water buffalos!

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