Philippines Manila Reviews
The land of many adventures Jan 07, 2014
Philippines was one destination that the Spaniards of the middle ages were very fond of and was one country which the late Pope John Paul visited twice.Its history passes through prehistoric human habitations,vassal kingdoms, tribal laws,
the Spanish,British,Japanese invasions watered down by the world wars,the US occupation and fight back till its struggle for self rule,led by the Catholic priests and farmers till what it is today,a democracy accused of many scandals and apathy.Be that what it may seem to be projected;it portrays a colorful mosaic of human life struggle, and to remove one from the other will rob the most beautiful picture of Gods creation and the adventure it is going through.
It consists of more than seven hundred islands often visited apart from tourists,by hurricanes,typhoons and heavy rains.The Islands are a piece of Gods own magic so naturally beautiful surrounded by crystal clear waters and teaming with the simply friendly people who had been and who still are economically struggling through years of conflict,towards development in search of peace.
The churches of the Spanish era,the architecture of the modern world, different types of transport from tri rickshaws to the latest among cars,ferries to country boats,high end hotels to road side stalls, shandy houses to mansions add up to more interest and life there as I felt it was like living on a rainbow of many colors and dimensions.
I had visited quite a number of places in Manila,Cebu and a few islands in around Tagbilaran.I passed through heavy rains and even experienced the horrific earthquake that shook the very roots of human endurance.In the bargain I shared the agony and ecstasy of the people by being one of them and enjoyed the adventure as it folded out one by one and I cherish each of the moments with the sense and feeling it deserves.
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