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True Heroes

True Heroes

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True Heroes. Text and Images by Marvy Enestoes and Ronald de Jong.   Some time ago we met two fascinating women; Clarissa and Joramae, both of them are “Overseas Filipino Workers”...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: People | Working Abroad
Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy. Manok Inasal.

Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy.

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The Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of many different cultural influences from both sides of the Pacific and reflects the multi-ethnic history of this tropical archipelago...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | Photography
Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy, Balut.

Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy

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The Philippine archipelago is famous and notorious for its distinctive side-walk cuisine and the island of Mindanao has a bedazzling mélange of gratifying vittles as well. Taking a chunk out of these...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | Photography | Traditions
Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

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After being brushed off for a great number of years as "superstition" and "fraud" by many, Shamanism is still in favour in Mindanao. In the rural areas and among the indigenous...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Photography | Traditions
Destination Mindanao ...at last!!

Destination Mindanao ...at last!!

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An estimated 4, 7 million foreigners visited the Philippines in the year 2013 and the expectations for 2014 are even higher. The most visited tourist’s spots are undoubtedly the beaches in...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: People | Photography | Ecotourism
Mind your (table) manners!  Image by Ronald de Jong

Mind your (table) manners!

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The Philippine hospitality is legendary and uncomplicated; visitors will always be greeted and treated with a spontaneous smile that comes straight from the heart. The "open arm" mentality...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Food | People | Photography | Traditions
Rice, much more than food  Image by Ronald de Jong

Rice, much more than food.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,628]

A Philippine proverb says that if anyone wastes rice or throws it away, his hand will become deformed and he will never know abundance or prosperity. In the Philippines rice is much more...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Photography | Ecotourism
Mindanao Traffic Throes  Image by Ronald de Jong  Copyright Reserved

Mindanao Traffic Throes

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Traffic conditions in Mindanao are often chaotic and driving does not necessarily mean arriving in time at your destination or getting there at all. The lack of respect and consideration for...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Travel | People | Photography
Pasalubong

Pasalubong

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Pasalubong, for Filipinos all over the globe a familiar word for a well-known and well-respected token, freely translated the name means "a gift to family and friends when coming home". To...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | People | Photography | Traditions
Tsinelas !

Tsinelas!

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These things are pleasant to wear, affordable, light-weight, functional, comfortable, convenient and available in almost every shopping mall, local stores and sold by many street vendors. They can be...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | Traditions
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