I have been in the Philippines all of four days and I’m already in love with this country!
First, I didn’t know that the Philippines is made up of over 7000 islands. That mere fact sounds like a challenge to me and although I won’t nearly see them all during my lifetime, I am already plotting in my mind how my family and I can see at least some of them.
I rarely come to Asia as most of you know. I’ve only been to Asia once before and that was to India. But, now I am entirely intrigued about visiting Asia more often to write about global health. I know there are challenges in southeast Asia and while I tend to primarily concentrate on sub-Saharan Africa most of the time, I think it might be time to expand my horizons slightly. There’s a big world out there!
As you probably know, if you have been following my journey, I am here with World Vision USA to see their recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. I’ve written a few posts thus far. You can find them here:
- Tacloban City: First Impressions a Year After Typhoon Haiyan (Medium)
- How Two Ships Show the Magnitude of Typhoon Haiyan (Medium)
- New Homes Recreate Shattered Lives (World Vision USA Blog)
I’ve also been taking slice-of-life photos while here in Tacloban. Here are a few of my favorites.