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Spot the Filipino that can swim

In a nation comprised of over 7000 islands, it never fails to amuse me that the vast majority of Filipinos cannot swim, forcing them to wear those bulky vests whenever they want to go snorkeling or swimming. A sight to behold!
A scary ocean crossing indeed, followed by unexpected hospitality (Coron, Palawan, Philippines)

October 5th 2009
(Day 549 on the road)Leaving El Nido was a lot more difficult than anticipated. Ongoing typhoon warnings caused all ferries and flights from El Nido to be cancelled for days on end. I had already booked a flight from the island of Coron, about eight hours north by boat, for the day after tomorrow, and when I found out that the overnight ferry I had been hoping to take was cancelled I was st ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron

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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