From Jamie's Philippines Pics

We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 12 - Cebu to Panglao Island

From Jamie's Philippines Pics

On Tuesday, we slept in and had decided to take the 4:30 ferry to Taglibaran before heading to Panglao Island. We decided to see some of the sites of Cebu. There isn't really that much to see, but we saw a cross that had been given the area by Magellan as well as a couple of different cathedrals in the area. We had wanted to see the place where Magellan had been killed by the tribal leader Lapu Lapu, but it was too far away for us to go.

We made it in time for the 4:30 ferry after having all day but needing to rush to get there in time. The ferry ride was about an hour and 15 minutes, but we had to wait for our ride from Panglao Tropical Villas to arrive to pick us up.

Our villa here is actually just a room in a rather large villa with 5 bedrooms, a large living room area, and kitchen. Our room is the "master bedroom" and by far the nicest thing we have stayed in on this trip. Even has a bathtub which isn't common for mine and Jamie's typical accommodations. The beach area is fantastic, but it is really on a harbor side of things, so you don't really get in the water. They have excellent facilities and very helpful staff.

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