Cebu City, Philippines May 2nd 2012 Hi,
I had some annual leave days to take before the end of March and I’d heard from people in Beijing that the Philippines are very nice. So I came here for twelve days only, to do a quick survey of some of the central islands. It has been even better than I anticipated.
I flew with Cebu Pacific overnight from Shanghai to Manila and then south to the island of Cebu in the Visayas group of isla ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Cebu 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
This blog is what it says in the title: The Great Walsh of China - an Irish grannie in China and beyond.
That's me - I'm a "mature traveller" which means I'm on the sunny side of 65 and I've been getting around a lot in recent years. My five kids have grown up and are scattered throughout the Western world. I now have five delightful grandchildren. For some years I've been taking overseas assignments so I can see the world and meet the people in a way I could never afford as a tourist. I first came to China in March 2011 to do an office job in Beijing. I had a great life but had to retir... full info