San Felipe, Central Luzon, 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.