Earlier this month I was extremely lucky to be invited on the trip of a lifetime. Air New Zealand asked me to pack my camera gear and head to Antarctica for a week. They wanted me to interview and film New Zealand scientists whoa re carrying out climate research on the ice. (This is work […]Read Post ›
Destroyed and rebuilt eight times since the 1500’s, Manila Cathedral is another of the eight great churches built in the Spanish district of Intramuros. This version of the cathedral dates back to the 1950’s. Only the historic facade survived heavy bombing during World War 2. The Cathedral was closed during my first visit in 2012. […]Read Post ›
This is a local trader who was on hand to sell us fresh fish for our beach picnic. The woman is well-known in the village of Inagawan. She’s often seen walking with the latest catch carried in a bucket. Despite the heat, she’s still working hard at 85.
Puerto Princesa Memorial Park (cemetery). Click on images below to view full size.
Following his death, Emiliano’s family and friends kept a constant vigil, at a funeral home in the city. In keeping with Filipino custom, the wake lasted seven days. Friends and family took turns to ensure someone was present 24 hours a day. Wooden bench seats were used for sleeping. Food was supplied, and a TV […]Read Post ›
Our hotel is located just 10 minutes from Puerto Princesa airport. The journey by taxi offers the first views of the island’s capital city. And it soon becomes apparent this town has no shortage of road-users.
August brought sad news for Arlene, with her father’s passing after a brief illness. Emiliano was 77. He lived his entire life in Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan – a picturesque resort island in the Philippines. Arlene and Greg flew to Palawan for the funeral, and to reunite with family during a six-day stay. […]Read Post ›