After 17 long hours I arrived in Manila, to a spectacular sunrise. The flight seemed long, especially with a refueling stop in Guam, but I had time to read parts of the Nikon D3s manual, which by the way, is like slogging through Tolstoy's War and Peace.
photo tour offerings into some of the less visited areas of the world and the Philippines seems like the perfect spot.
During the long flight here, I gathered some great information and recommendations about traveling in the Philippines from my seatmate Jay, and his friend Andre. Jay and Andre are Filipino businessmen, they were returning from a motorcycle tour through Chile and Peru. Both were a great source of information about overland travel in the Philippines due to the fact that being part of a Manila based motorcycle club, they have traversed much of the Philippine road network, including both paved and dirt roads. We poured over maps and books and Andre and Jay filled me in on road conditions, travel distances and travel times.
I'm now sitting in my hotel lobby, unable to check in because it's only 8:00 am. I should try to get some sleep, but I'm to pumped up about getting out there to shoot some images. At noon, there's a Fertility Festival in Obando calling my new Nikons.
Take care, and stay with me...I'll try and provide a bit of info on my travels, along with a photo or two everyfew days.