PLEASE NOTE: We landed in the Philippines just as Typhoon Haiyan struck the midsection of this island country, though we only experienced light rain in Manila. Ten percent of the people in the country were not so fortunate. And they need help. We tried to volunteer for immediate support, but relief organizations far from the hard-hit areas are wait-listing volunteers and specific skills/training are needed where the storm caused the most damage. We all can help though by directing funds for the crucial mid-term and longer-term support of the Filipino people through the following organizations (just click on the name):
Doctors without Borders
The United Nations World Food Program
The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
International Committee of the Red Cross
The American Red Cross
Philippine Disaster Relief Organization
Here is our itinerary in the Philippines: Manila – Taal Volcano Trekking Tour – North Highlands Luzon Roundtrip Tour to Banaue & Rice Terraces, Batad, Sagada, Baguio – Mt. Pinatubo Trekking Tour – Malapascua Island (switched to Moalboal due to Typhoon Haiyan) – Bohol/Fascinating Bohol Tour with Chocolate Hills – Apo Island (Dumaguete) – Bacolod – Mt. Kanlaon Trekking Tour – Palawan (Puerto Princesa) & Underground River- El Nido – Manila
You can see a slide show of pictures below. For journal postings from the Philippines, CLICK HERE.
You can also browse the map below for where we’ve been. Click a pushpin to find posted articles about that location.
SLIDE SHOW HINT: If you’ve already seen the earlier pictures in the slide show, keep clicking the Prev link below to get to the end of the group and view our most recent ones.