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Traffic control

On the way to Bicol there's a road called zig zag road. This is akin to the road from Boronia to Olinda up the hill or the road into Lorne from Anglesea. Every corner has a guy/woman/child waving a flag/rag to show it's all clear around the bend. At night they carry lanterns/torches - all for alms they might rcve from passing motorists
Christmas Day – the drive

December 28th 2010
Christmas Day – the drive to Guinobatan, Bicol. It would be trite to say that the driving in Manila/Philippines is chaotic – and not really news to anyone I suspect, but there seems to be some sort of order in all this chaos. The tooting of horns and flashing of lights actually appears to be a form of communication here, rather than just another way of flipping the bird to another dr ... read more
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Philippine Flag 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
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