|A lantern festival in Chiang Mai|
You can expect lots of posts from there, but I'm not done with the Philippines just yet as there just wasn't enough time to cover everything! I had so many wonderful adventures here that I'm feeling a bit maudlin about going.
However, my mission is two-fold and I found I'd fulfilled them for the Philippines. Throughout my travels I'm trying to accomplish two things: 1) to see as much of the world as I can manage 2) find a likely place for retirement away from the States.
|On Virgin Island|
Although I did find paradise here - the beautiful island of Bohol and the smaller resort island of Panglao right next door - and vastly enjoyed my time here, I also found it was more of a vacation and less of a lifestyle for me. The other cities in the Philippines I visited are just too chaotic and depressing outside certain sanitized areas.
|Waves in a storm|
I'm so glad I started here. I've always enjoyed the Filipinos I've met and admire their hardworking and kind natures. I venture forth towards my new adventures with just a tad of sadness.
|The shoreline off the bridge between Bohol and Pangloa Islands.|