Tinker, tailor, soldier, rebel, Mangyan, tourist, miner, priest February 18th 2009 We sat at a table at the front of the dining hall with Father Mark and two other Filipino priests sat with us while the other four tables were filled with young men between eighteen and twenty four who were training to join the clergy. The room reverberated the raucous sounds of twenty four shouting voices interspersed with high-pitched laughs and bellows of excited banter.
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Asia » Philippines » Mindoro 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 run a small but successful company organising tours, film shoots and research trips to hard-to-reach parts of Siberia, the Arctic and the Russian Far East. In particular we specialise in trips to the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders of the Yamal Peninsula and to Yakutia , the coldest inhabited part of the world and a territory the size of India but with a population of only 900,000. I write whenever I get the chance, which is not so often any more. My writing on Siberia has been published in The Geograph... full info