CatherineMelissaHawkesBlackburn's Travel Journals


  • From Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Currently in Tacloban City, Philippines

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Travelling and first day in Philippines

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Philippines Tacloban City, Philippines  |  Jun 16, 2012
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So today is my first day in the Philippines, and it has been the longest day ever! After getting up at 6, getting a coach, and three flights I'm exhausted, but I can't wait to go exploring tomorrow! On the first plane to Malaysia I had loads of space and got chatting to a Malaysian girl who was heading home, which made the journey much more fun! And Malaysia has a really nice airport, it has trains within the airport that take you to the different terminals! But it was weirdly quiet, I'm used to the hustle and bustle of Heathrow I think! I had a minor panic at Tacloban airport where I couldn't see my pick up because I was trying to avoid the hoards of people trying to get me to take a taxi, but I found them ok and met my homestay family, who are really nice. Going to meet the other volunteers tomorrow so should be good! And I'm looking forward to seeing Tacloban in the daytime, I got in around half 6 but it was already getting dark. The humidity hits you when you get out here, but I actually don't mind it, I have a fan in my room so it shouldn't be too bad.

The Philippines is currently in mango season! So excited I'm definitely taking advantage of this!

Until the next post I think :)

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    MiraMoore wrote: Wed Jun 20, 2012
    Hey Melissa!

    It's nice to hear that you arrived safe and sound. I hope you're enjoying your first few days and all those delicious mangoes. Filipino mangoes are the best!

    Mira :)
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    June 16, 2012
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