Back exploring the islands of weak wifi. Ha! ♥️ Spent half of today with headaches, throwing up due to water sickness, and traveling in crazy sea waves. This week's all off the beaten paths so make sure to check out what we're up to in Guimaras Island. 🌊 P.S. Hope Rachel doesn't give up on local boats because today made her so scared she made sure we weren't taking any other risky rides the next few weeks. Pulo Pandan, you're officially not a suggested boat route to Guimaras for us. Blog post up soon! 👙: @cupshe
the ynchausti/elizalde/old coa building today, now the location of the museum of philippine economic history vs a picture of it during the 90s. the second photograph is taken from Jose Mari Lacambra's book Rising Sun Blinking : A Young Boy's Memoirs of the Japanese Occupation (1994)
Some overlooking views of the Island and I can say it's magical. Nature really is beauty. I do not get a glimpse of these picturesque scenes often so I'd rather enjoy this day and throw all my worries in life temporarily or atleast for the day 😂. Life is too short to take things seriously. Loosen up a little.
(Campanario de Jaro)
A historical landmark in Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines, stands 29 meters high with three storeys, built in 1744 during the Spanish occupation. It was first damaged by an earthquake in 1787, reconstructed in 1883, and another earthquake in 1948 and was only restored in the 1990s. It is one of the few belltowers in the country that stands separately from its church.
Trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, as themselves.
Side trip to Guimaras is one of the activities you can line-up to your itinerary if you're planning to visit Iloilo. It's just a boat ride away and you can hire either a tricycle or a 4-wheels upon arrival, to visit tourist destinations around the Island. There are 5 municipalities if you want a whole day land trip (max 4 hours travel around the island) or you can also add island hoping good for 1 ~ 3 hours. The place is nice and peaceful. Roads are wide with no traffic congestion, and the food is nothing but with a touch of Mango. Not bad to try their Mango Pizza 😍