Saturday, October 26, 2013

friendly filipinos

As an unbiased American with no ties what-so-ever to Filipinos, aside from being the aunt of one of the cutest half-filipino kids in existence, the people are some of the warmest and friendliest I've met.

the nephew

After spending a few days exploring Manila and its surroundings with friends, they invited me to the island of Mindanao for a road trip / family reunion. I was warmly welcomed into homes, given packages of treats for my continued journey, offered item after item of food, treated to free accommodations and activities.

One contact after another was called to welcome me onto the next island and tour me around. Not a single one knew of me a few days prior to my arrival, but took the time out of their day to make sure I was well taken care of.

So to all the Filipinos out there: I salute you.

Dinner with friends

quick Manila tours

family reunion dinner: lechon, a filipino pig-picking
family reunion breakfast
final family breakfast

final goodbye
farewell fruit at the Mindanao airport

1 comment:

Patti said...

Wonderful people! It was fun getting a glimpse of how and what they eat.