The Inland Attractions of Bohol
Making friends with a large butterfly at the gardens

The Inland Attractions of Bohol

In a previous post (click here to read), we admired the spirit of Bohol and its people's resilience in the face of challenges. We also noted the island featured a number of natural attractions, aside…

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Resilience and Resistance on Bohol
Retablo untouched by the quake at the Church of Baclayon

Resilience and Resistance on Bohol

We had planned to come to the island of Bohol for one purpose – to enjoy the spectacular diving and snorkeling off Panglao Island, just across a bridge from Bohol’s southern tip, about two hours…

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Filipino Hearts Open in the Wake of Haiyan
Asking for help in the poor village of Panagsama

Filipino Hearts Open in the Wake of Haiyan

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When Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda, as it was called here) hit the center of the 7100 islands which constitute the Philippines nation, we had just arrived in Manila in the far north on the island…

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Noddy but Nice – Trading Travel Disappointments for Delights
White crested noddies on Lady Elliot Island

Noddy but Nice – Trading Travel Disappointments for Delights

About an hour north of Brisbane, with about three hours driving left to reach Hervey Bay, the phone suddenly indicated we had gotten an unnoticed call. The barely listenable message said something about challenging weather…

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Cranes on the Horizon
A small sampling of cranes near us

Cranes on the Horizon

Everywhere in Oz we see a construction boom. Even from our patio in Melbourne we can see over a dozen cranes, and we know that others are just out of view because we have been…

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A Family Takes the Plunge
A quiet moment in shallow pool at the Cascades

A Family Takes the Plunge

“One, two, three, go!” yelled the father and his pre-teen son and daughter, as they cannonballed into a circular pool, fortunately quite deep though just 4 to 5 meters wide. The mother snapped the picture…

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