Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feeling Comfortable in a Foreign Country

"To feel at home, stay home. A foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It's designed to make its own people comfortable." - Clifton Fadiman

With its laid back atmosphere, friendly people, and English as its second official language, the Philippines is a great traveler's destination but somehow it has been overlooked for its other Asian neighbors. The Philippines is the only predominant Christian country in South East Asia with over 80% over adhering to Roman Catholicism.

I spent the day wandering along Panay’s southwest coast which is dotted with small towns, picturesque beaches and beautiful Spanish churches.

In between the towns of Tigbauan and Guimbal I saw these fishermen returning to the beach and was attracted to their colorful boats lining the shore.

To many people the islands of the Philippines are a magical place and a well-kept secret for seasoned travelers.

Happy Travels!

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