The Philippines

Departure / Arrival (Wednesday, June 20th)

Nayong Pilpino Park
Taal Volcano in Tagaytay
Bohol Day 1
Bohol Day 2
Power Plant
Departure / Arrival
Sabin Beach Resort
Brother Boy
St. John's Day
Comotes Islands Day 1
Comotes Islands Day 2
Local Adventures
Back to Manila
Craft Shops
Going Home

Let's Talk Food
Bloopers and Out Takes
Not in Kansas

On Wednesday, Tom, Mark and Sue got up early to head to the Tacloban airport. They would fly to Manila, stay overnight in a hotel at the airport and then fly back to the U.S. early the next morning. About half an hour before they were to depart, David arrived at the Tacloban airport on the same airplane that would take them to Manila. Dave arrived to hugs and tears from his in-laws.

Where's Mark's Shoe

As they were getting ready to leave, Mark couldnít find a pair of his shoes. Finally, Sue spotted them in a hanging potted plant. How come Mark didnít think to look there?

Flip-flops or "slippers" as the Filipinoís call them are common footwear. Before someone enters a house, they slip off their slippers. When they leave to go outside, they slip on a pair - any pair - male, female, large, small, it doesnít matter. If their foot fits in, they use them. I once saw their neighbor, who helped out with the cooking, slip on a non-matching pair.