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23 octobre 2011

After 15 years!

15 years after I left Japan and said goodbye to my nanny... we met again in her home country, the Philippines, and I got to meet her beautiful daughter. I never thought we would meet again but I have to say that this is thanks to social networks! It was great to see her again, although unfortunately she showed some pretty awful photos from my childhood to my boyfriend!   We are now in Kuala Lumpur (again - only the 3rd time during this trip!), enjoying indian food and maybe doing a little shopping...
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29 septembre 2011

Sabang - Mindoro

Ooops... you get settled somewhere and then you just forget to update people! Thomas and I changed our plans yet again! After a few days in Sabang, we decided that we liked it here and we got the opportunity for Thomas to do his divemaster course, so... we decided to stay here for 4 weeks! We've rented a little bungalow by the beach and moved in. Since then, Thomas and I have been diving practically everyday. I did my advanced open water course, which allows me to dive up to 40 meters deep - though we generally dive to 30 meters... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2011

First impressions of the Philippines

So far, so good! The immigration police was very friendly although they couldn't give us a visa of more than 21 days, they were able to tell us that there was an immigration office in the town where we were heading that could do this for us. We took a bus to Manila and then hopped right on to another one heading for Batangas. We were very impressed that the bus offered free wifi on board! (Which allowed us to send a quick message home to confirm that we had landed safely.) The trip wasn't over until we took a boat over to... [Lire la suite]
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