Thanks for the comments last post, everyone! The following pictures are from when I was in Zambales, Subic, and in Bohol. The Philippines looks so tiny on a map, but it's quite vast! Looking at these photographs makes me wish I never left! It really does help that I have my uncles who are willing to drive us around and fly us off to places, haha!
This is on our way to Iba, Zambales. First, we head off to Subic, Oolongapo. I believe the Subic region used to be a military area when the USA still occupied the Philippines. I see many white people in Subic, many of whom are tourists or people who have decided to live in the Philippines and establish businesses, or just live there.
Some street shots of Subic, Oolongapo.The trike things that you see are called "tricycles". It's a cheap mode of transport in the Philippines.
In the Western world, at least as I observed from the USA and Canada, McDonalds is the face of fast food. In Winnipeg, I always see a McDonalds when we drive places. In the Philippines, we see a Jollibee.
On our way to Zambales. This is a little bit outside of Subic. Behind the advertisements are graves. "Cemeteries" on a mountain if you will - I find it weird, albeit disrespectful that it's sprawled all over.
Finally in Iba, Zambales! This is the sand at our beach. I can't fully capture it's beauty - it glitters like someone put confetti in the sand. It's beautiful!
I spent most of my days in the water. The waves were AWESOME.
A view of our resort area and at the beach.
Food! There's better ways to enjoy squid/calamari without deep-frying it. This was stuffed grilled squid. The other is a plate of tuna sashimi. 100 Pesos for 0.5 kg. ($2!) What I liked about our resort was that food was cheap. Oh, and you can go to the local market and buy food there, then take it back to the resort and the chefs will prepare it however you want it. No cooking required for yourself, and it's great for tourists on a budget.
After coming back to Manila, we took a day's rest then headed off on a domestic flight to Bohol, Philippines. It's a province down south - an island, and it's gorgeous! Here's some pictures from the airplane. You can see hills, which is Bohol's famous "chocolate hills" (more pictures of that to come!)
We've arrived at Tagbilaran airport.
This is Bohol on the map!
View from my room at our resort. The beach is just a minute away!
Pictures of the said beach.
Next stop, Chocolate hills! Named after "Hershey's Kisses" because in autumn time I believe, the hills turn brown and they do look like chocolate.
Floating restaurant. With my fiance and my family. ♥
Petting a python and another snake. Was cool.
I lit up the green candle.
We went island hopping. Took a picture with this cool tree, haha!
Sea urchin. They're delicious!
Thanks for reading. One more (shorter) entry after this. Outfit posts to resume next week. :)