|Kung Fu Panda pose! :)|
This past weekend, Leigh and I took a mini-vacation to the Philippines. His sister, Marijean, her husband, Ian, and their 2 sons, Brayden and Kennnedy live in Manila, so it was a great chance for Leigh to see his family, me to meet them, and for us to explore Manila.
|Soooo Ready for vacation|
Like any big city, I'd heard, Manila has its dangerous spots, but thankfully Ian works for the Canadian embassy and they've lived there for about a year, so they were able to give us a great tour of Manila. We got in late Friday night, took a swim at the pool in their backyard, and then crashed for the night. Saturday Marijean, Ian, and Leigh and I took an adults day to go exploring. First stop, was the fresh fruit food market, Salcedo. There were lots of yummy fruits you could buy, as well as tuna steaks, and other meats. Much different than the octopus, squid, and cuddle fish filled markets in our coastal city, Pohang.
Next, we got our history on at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. This was such a great experience, sombering, because we're surrounded by thousands of graves of soldiers who lost their lives, but unexpectedly touching to feel the respect for America, even being so far away. I'm so glad we stopped there. It was hard to capture pictures, but here's the link for the cemetery with some great photos. Link for the American Memorial and Cemetery
A few highlights from the evening :)
|Midget Wrestling...yes you read that correctly! :) |
|Taxi Motorcyle thing-a-ma-bob :)|