Traveling Teacher

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.

This spare focus on objects and bare landscapes is my classic style.

Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake, Zambales

I was awestruck at first sight!


Capas Concentration Camp, Tarlac

This is an obelisk marking the Capas Concentration Camp in Tarlac, Luzon.

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.

I went to check if my ancestors had any streak of patriotism.

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.

The shop sign reads Corazon de Dapitan or the Heart of Dapitan.

This can be found right next to the water in Dapitan.

Finally, the sunset arrives.

Palo, Leyte

A monument to a messiah complex

Baguio City, Benguet
Agoo, La Union

This travel was for an undergraduate field trip to see the alternative learning delivery mode developed by the municipality of Agoo.

Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Old and crumbling

Laoag, Ilocos Norte

Kalesas are now only used as tourist attractions in Laoag.

Ipo Dam, Norzagaray, Bulacan

Tree planting at Ipo.

Corregidor

Batulao, Batangas

With three beautiful ladies from the UP Mountaineers who cooked up a delicious lunch on the ridges of Batulao.

More Batangas

Avilon Zoo, Rodriguez, Rizal

This is the wonderful albino tiger at the Zoo. He was just adorable.

The huge Pirarucus are also a must see if that sort of scary spectacle floats your boat!

Quezon Memorial, Quezon City

The clouds made all the art here.

 

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