Ilocos Sur DAY 2 November 7th 2011 The next morning, my uncle named Cid took a leisure walk and ended up at the town's market. Here we sampled some of the desserts I remember eating while growing up. Then we headed back to the house for yet after another feast for breakfast. After that, we headed on a sightseeing road trip to visit the following towns – Burgos, Laoag, Paoay, Batac, & Curimao. Uncle Cid reminded me that old re ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Ilocos 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
As a native of the Philippines, I grew up in a district of Manila known as the poorest and the most densely populated area in the country. During that time, I didn’t get a chance to see the beauty of its 7,107 islands. In fact, I didn’t even realize such places even existed within the country and outside the confines of what I conceived was the “true” Philippines.
All that changed during a trip to the Philippines to attend my 25th year high school reunion. That was the first time I have been back to my birth place since I immigrated to the US after my high school graduation. It was ... full info