Bohol Island and the Chocolate Hills August 5th 2012 From when I went on board the ferry to Bohol, until I reluctantly departed three days later, two older women made my trip memorable in very different ways. Paulette recounted her Filipino adventures and Elpedia lovingly tended her orchids. They were like two bookends to my time in Bohol despite their very different lives.
OK, back to the beginning - the sailing to Bohol from Siquijor Island was ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Bohol 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