Category Archives: Family and Friends

Philippine Travel Log: Outing to Laoag

Day 3: Friday, October 3, 2008 Outing to Ilocos Norte Museum and Fort Ilocandia Of the 5 days we had planned to spend at the orphanage, there were three outings scheduled.  Today, the plan was to visit Fort Ilocandia, a … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: A Day at the Beach

Day 2: Thursday, October 2, 2008 A Day at the Beach We learned early that John is an early riser.  Whether by personality or by practice at the orphanage, he’s used to getting up about 5:30 or 6AM.  We rose … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: And there was evening and morning the first day

Day 1: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Arrival at Shekinah I’ve already gone into some details about meeting John-John and our arrival at the orphanage, as well as a detailed description of the orphanage itself.  So this will be a brief … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Meeting John-John

We barely slept the night before meeting John.  I was up even more than Faith was, racking up a total of 3.5 hours of sleep that night.  I slept from 9PM-12:30AM, and that was pretty much it.  The rest of … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Laoag City

Following our death defying, icy bus ride, we arrived in Laoag City, capital of Ilocos Norte.  The sun came up at 5:30AM (having no affect on the temperature in the bus), and we rolled into town at 6:30AM.  A big … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: Ice cold bus ride

We arrived at the Manila bus station long before the departure of our 10PM bus.  I had anticipated that the bus would not be air conditioned, so I wore a pretty flimsy short sleeved shirt with my jeans.  I had … Continue reading

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Philippine Travel Log: An Unexpected Day of Rest

We woke up early on Monday (6AM) because we expected to be checking out of the hotel, visiting an orphanage outside of Mnila (not John’s orphanage), then touring a rather famous (in the Philippines) volcano nearby, then taking the bus … Continue reading

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