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Sep 9, 2009 - On to Bacolod

Go for a walk around the market near my hotel, shopping for images. An old woman in rags just covering her chest and hips, like Raquel Welch after ten years of crack abuse stands at the end of one the streets, rambling at the world. Grab some pastries and wander down through streets so lined with trees and greenery it almost feels like the roads are going through forests, arriving at one of the ancestral homes which has been restored and opened as a museum. A pair of shallow steps lead up to the front door and into the vestibule, flanked by...

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Sep 9, 2009 - Here come the girls (and Jerry)

Whilst uploading some photos, start chatting online to the girls from Sugar Beach who are here in Bacolod, and arrange to meet outside the church at the main plaza. Just after setting out, get caught in one of the frequent but shortlived downpours that are characteristic of this time of year, and take shelter under the corrugated iron awning of one of the little shops on 11th St. It's a typical one, seen by roadsides everywhere here, a wooden shed with chicken wire stretching from the counter to the awning, a foot square gap sufficing for...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Travel in the Philippines, Part 2

Sipalay This one’s a story about the joys of travel in the Philippines. It's about a trip from Bacolod to Sipalay, on Negros. By this time Johnny Weekend had joined me for a few days on the road. Sipalay is a remote coastal town in southeast Negros, allegedly about a 4.5hr bus ride from Bacolod, the provincial capital of Negros Oriental. The situation looked grim when we went to the bus station. The first Sipalay-bound bus was packed with humanity while another scrum of humanity waited for the next bus in line. We managed to get decent...

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