Manila to Zambales Philippines

Today we head north out of Manila to the province of Zambales. We’re going to visit Patty’s home town, Maloma and we’ll be staying at the Victoria Cole Beach Resort in Laoag, Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines. The next day will be big celebration with the whole extended family in Maloma which I was looking forward to.

Fernando from Van’s Unlimited met us early outside the appartment in Rizal Avenue, Manila ready for the trip.

Rizal Ave, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

Fernando, our driver, getting things organised

Rizal Ave, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

Street vendors setting up for the day in Rizal Avenue, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

Manila trader loaded trike

Not unusual to see trikes loaded with all sorts of wares

Life living on the streets in Manila, Philippines

Manila’s homeless really live on the street cooking and all. It’s quite sad to see so many of them.

Driving in Manila is a challenge and quite different from how we tend to drive in Australia as you can see by this short video. Somehow it just works over there.

Kids having fun in Jeepney

These kids in the back of the Jeepney where having a ball posing for the camera

Dinalupihan main street

Main street through the small rural town of Dinalupihan in the Central Luzon province in the Philippines

Pasig - Potrero River

Not sure what the trucks are doing in the river, but looked interesting.

Back into the van

Get back on the bus to keep heading for San Philipe

Olangapo City's export, beautiful women :)

Olangapo City’s export, beautiful women. Supposed to produce more beauty queens than most other cities

San Felipe, Central Luzon, Philippines

Sign to let us know we are entering San Felipe

Steet in Meloma, Zambales

Back to where Patty’s family is from, Maloma, Zambales, Philippines

Dianne and Herbert on the beach at Laoag, Zambales, Philippines

The resort we stayed at in Laoag was on the beach. Here Dianne and Herbert are just coming back from a walk on the beach.

Patty and her Auntie

Patty and her auntie watching the cook do her magic

Victoria Cole Beach Resort, Laoag, Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines

We stayed here at the Victoria Cole Beach Resort, Laoag, Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines. What an excellent place to stay.

Zambales beach

Looking South along the beach at Victoria Cole Beach Resort, Laoag, Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines

Fishing boats o n the beach at Laoag, Philippines

Fishing boats on the beach outside the Victoria Cole Beach Resort, Laoag, Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines

Sunset in Zambales

Sunset at the Victoria Cole Beach Resort, Laoag, Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines

The next day we go into Maloma for family celebrations so make sure you check out the pictures from that.