In March 2015 I took a photographic journey into the unknown – the realm of travel photography. 14 days into the Philippines.  In particular, Cebu City, Mactan Island, Bohol, Albay Legaspi City, Daraga, Mt Mayon circuit including Tiwi, Manila including Rizal Park, Intramuros and Corregidor Island and the National Museum.

It would be easy to understate the impact this journey had on my world view and what I understood about the world.  So much seen, so much learned.  Yet I only scratched the surface of a millenia old culture.  A heritage rich with a tapestry of oral and written language.

This post is the first in a series I will write about my journey.  Arriving late in the evening at Manila Airport, it took almost 50 minutes to get to the hotel – In the morning realised how close the hotel was when it took 5 minutes to return to the airport for the earlybird flight from Manila to Cebu via Cebu Air.

What a pleasant journey – even though we left a bit late because there was a lot of traffic leaving Manila, it was lovely to fly over the various islands and quite exciting to come into Mactan Airport on Mactan Island and see Cebu City from the air.

Manila from air


A look at Manila from the air


Cebu city-001


Coming into Mactan Airport, looking at the Port and Cebu City


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