Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tacloban, Leyte - July 2012

Tacloban is surrounded by mountain ranges and is a city by the sea. Small and laid back, probably one that pars in the line of Tagbilaran, Silay and Dumaguete. Taclobanons speak and fully understand Tagalog and is not difficult to communicate with given the dialect barrier. The gentle and very approachable Warays were very kind to us during our short 3 day trip, guiding us in our misadventures in getting lost in their small city. If you're a fan of immersing in a place you can retire to, Tacloban is worth checking out. People are sparsed, evident in their Downtown area, where we have often wondered why concentration of the masses is not as heavy. Well disciplined, Traffic is respected, as well as parking and jeep routes. We were able to go to Rafael's Farm, Caluwayan Palm Island Resort and spent our last day just wandering about the city starting off at the Mac Arthur Park, then to Sto. Nino Shrine and Magsaysay Boulevard.