Visiting indigenous peoples communities – how we did it

Tara and I spent some time doing research to really be clear on what we want to accomplish and get for the entire trip.  Tara, being a professional photographer, and me, being a person who loves taking pictures, based our initial list on the images that came up in Google.  We did a search for “indigenous peoples” + Philippines and if a particular picture would catch our interest, we would look it up further.

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Project Breaking Down Barriers: Banigs in Basey

After alighting the bus in Basey, we walked along the sunny streets towards Delza’s Native Products.

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Project Breaking Down Barriers: A Rocky Beach in Marabut, Samar

We woke up very early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise in Marabut. It’s been a while since I’ve last visited a beach and this experience made it all the more awesome for me.

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Project Breaking Down Barriers: From Bohol to Cebu, to Leyte, to Samar

Our 15-day Philippine tour was almost coming to an end.  And, we intended for it to be a blast.

On our last evening in Tagbilaran, we had dinner with our couchsurfing host, Malou.  She’s a bubbly lady who was very helpful to us for this entire Bohol leg of our trip.  We met at one of the malls in Tagbilaran and, when I saw her, I just knew that she was the person that we were going to meet.

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Visiting indigenous peoples communities in the Philippines – The start of it all

The last two weeks had been amazing for me.  I learned a lot about myself.  I got to face fears.  And, there were a number of new experiences I never thought I’d ever have.

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