I’m not a frequent traveler, but I do travel enough times a year domestically. I’m also fond of photography though I don’t have decent equipment. I only use a camera phone, and sometimes, a borrowed digital camera. I’d hazard that I’m good at composition, though. I’ve given some of my pictures away at Wikimedia’s Wiki Loves Monuments in the Philippines. So here are the pictures:
Shoreline, Dumaguete City
I began all my travels here, my hometown. In high school I traveled for contests. Ever since then I’ve had wanderlust, which finances don’t allow ready indulgence.
Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake, Zambales
Capas Concentration Camp, Tarlac
According to the National Historical Institute marker on the site, some 40,000 Filipino soldiers and 9,000 American soldiers were detained at the camp. These soldiers were survivors of the infamous Death March. Between April and June 1942, over 30,000 Filipino and American soldiers died here due to disease and torture from their Japanese captors.
The dead were buried unceremoniously in one mass grave. Their names are now inscribed on black marble walls that surround the obelisk.
Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
I went to visit a friend in Zamboanga before New Year’s eve. It was my first trip by myself to a place I’ve never been to before. It was also my first, and so far only trip to Mindanao Island.
Baguio City, Benguet
Agoo, La Union
Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Ipo Dam, Norzagaray, Bulacan
Avilon Zoo, Rodriguez, Rizal
The huge Pirarucus are also a must see if that sort of scary spectacle floats your boat!
Quezon Memorial, Quezon City