Philippines: To boldly go where no Western woman has gone before . . . March 30th 2007 Before I get to the main subject of this entry - my journey into the unknown - I want to talk a little about the country and about Manila, as that is the place that I flew into and where I am now.
My first impressions of the city were that it is huge, busy and smog-filled but I really liked it. The people have been exceptionally friendly nearly everywhere I have been (sometimes a bit too friendl ... read more
Asia » Philippines The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
I embarked on a solo round the world trip from September 2006 - June 2007, and this is documented in words and pictures over the following pages. I will also be adding tales of future trips, as and when they come up.
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