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Casa redonda

The octagonal house in Rizal Shrine was Dr. Jose Rizal's clinic during his four-year exile in Dapitan City.
In Rizal's Footsteps

September 3rd 2014
The sky is gray, occasionally spitting rain. Palm trees by the shore are swaying to the strong winds. The waves, not really big but strong, are crashing to the shore. I climb the ledge overlooking the sea and try to gain a wide-angle perspective of where I am. Except for a couple of souls strolling, the oceanside boulevard feels desolate. Pop music blares from the restaurant row fronting the beach ... read more
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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
5th September 2014

A fine hero!
Sounds like the kind of sweet, relaxing holiday that I love. How wonderful that your national hero wasn't a general, but a humanist and poet who contributed so much during his exile. Very inspiring!
6th September 2014

Yeah, there's a debate in some circles around here on whether the national hero should be Rizal or Bonifacio, a nationalist revolutionary. But I agree with you - Rizal was able to wield a much wider influence without resorting to guns and swords.
6th September 2014

Always love your blogs always full of great stories. Great photo. We'd love to stay here.
16th September 2014

I haven't been traveling a lot these days. Work happened. But I'm looking forward to hitting the road in the future again.

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