Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A trip to the Philippines

I've had an amazing couple of weeks… Two weeks ago, Episcopal Church Center staff arrived in Hong Kong to profile the YASC placement here. Last week, I was blessed to accompany them to the Philippines to visit my friend and fellow YASCer Andrew, as well as tour some of the country. I'd heard so much about the Philippines from my coworkers, clients, and friends. My experience in their beloved country far exceeded the expectations they'd set for me. I am so grateful to the Episcopal Church staff for including me on their tour and look forward to future opportunities to return to the Philippines!

I've included a few photos from my trip below.

Peter Ng, myself, and Sam McDonald on the way to Manila in row 76

We visited the National Office of ECP the first day

Baguio, Benguet

Just one of thousands of Jeepneys seen on the trip

At one of the stops along the road to the Mountain Province



The Cathedral in Bontoc, Mountain Province

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

Inside St. Mary the Virgin in Sagada, Mountain Province

An overwhelming majority of the population of Sagada is Episcopalian

Tadian, Mountain Province

At the Tadian Demo Farm, where Andrew works

Tadian, from the roof of the guest house

Banaue, Ifugao

Enjoying hospitality in Upi, Mindanao