S: The Philippines 2011
BC: The Philippines 2011 by: Jenny
FC: The Philippines | Manila - Cebu - Palawan - Boracay - Banaeu
1: Tyler & Jenny travel to the Philippines | The second-largest archipelago in the world, with over 7000 tropical islands, the Philippines is one of the great treasures of Southeast Asia. Often overlooked by travelers because of its location. The Philippines rewards those who go the extra distance to reach it. It is a Nation of natural wonders – a string of coral-fringed islands strewn across a vast expanse of the western Pacific.
2: M A N I L A | THE MARKET | M A N I L A
3: THE MANILA ZOO only 60 cents for admission | 85 % birds 14% sad monkeys 1% anorexic tiger
4: POOR BUT HAPPY | Planted by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan for the glory of Spain in 1521. This marks the spot where the first Christian Filipinos were baptized. | Magellan's Cross
5: Cebu the ultimate travel hub in and out and back again
6: JEEPNEYS | JEEPNEYS | Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines.They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II. They are known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture. | From Porto Princessa to Sabang | PALAWAN
7: We've got a long Jeepney ride ahead of us
8: Mary's Beach Hut's aka rat shack | Sabang
9: power from -10 otherwise... | softest sand I've ever had the pleasure of walking on
12: Cheers! | Pool Bar | A step up from the rat shack | SHERIDAN BEACH RESORTS
13: A little slice of heaven
14: Fort San Pedro 1565 | Fort San Pedro is the oldest and smallest fort in the Philippines. Built by the Spaniards to repel sieges by hostile natives and Muslim pirates,
17: Most beautiful sunset in the world
19: "To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence."
21: Day after day | Night after night | Hours of good fun | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner | Don Vito's Italian restaurant
22: daily walk up the beach | PARADISE | PARADISE
23: just flotin' | Boracay Island is a great place for just lazing around. So that's what we did ! | breathtaking sunsets | 7 km of award winning beach | Jesus melon
24: Day after day
25: another perfect day together
26: Day after day
28: oh boy, what a night !
29: This island has got it goin' on !
30: Banaue | 10th Imbayah Festival | celebrates it's
31: The week long festivities are celebrated once every three years showcasing sacred rituals and merrymakings, ethnic games and Olympics, cultural presentations and trade fairs. It's considered one of the most beautiful cultural fiestas in the Philippines.
32: The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao by ancestors of the indigenous people. The terraces are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforest's above.
33: It is said that if the steps are put end to end it would encircle half the globe.
34: Banaue Rice Terraces
35: a natural wonder of the world
38: so many | The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World"
39: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH
40: The Spaniards built the Fuerza de Santiago in 1571, and made Manila the capital of the Philippines. | Fort Santiago
41: Fort Santiago | Fort ago | The fort is part of the structure's of the walled city of Intramuros. José Rizal, the Philippines' national hero was imprisoned in the fort before his execution in 1896.
42: Quite the expensive tricycle tour thank god we negotiated a 7 -Eleven stop into the deal | "There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves." Jose Rizal | Manila Cathedral
43: "He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination." Jose Rizal | is remembered today throughout the Philippines for his brilliance, his courage, his peaceful resistance to tyranny, and his compassion. Spurred on by Rizal's martyrdom, the Philippine Revolution continued until 1898. With assistance from the United States, the Philippine archipelago was able to defeat the Spanish army. The Philippines declared its independence from Spain on June 12, 1898, making it the first democratic republic in Asia. | Jose Rizal