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Magellan’s demise

As I mentioned in my last post Ferdinand Magellan, captain of the first Spanish expedition to land in the Philippines, did not live to see the fruit of his labours. Newly baptized Rajah Hunamon (now called King Carlos) persuaded Magellan … Continue reading

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In the ‘Queen City of the South’

The city in question being Cebu city, the oldest Spanish city in the Philippines, with the oldest street (Colon Street, curiously named after Christopher Columbus – Colon in Spanish – who never sailed anywhere near the Philippines). This, then, is … Continue reading

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A long day

It’s now 24 hours since we arrived in Cebu, the city known as the ‘Queen of the South’ and the gateway to the Visayas. Unfortunately I left Mary Ann’s laptop in Manila, so for the time being I’m blogging from … Continue reading

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Itinerary, what itinerary?

Blogging today from the church office during a break from pre-sabbatical paper shuffling. Usually it’s quiet on a Saturday, but not today, because it’s Church Anniversary tomorrow at Archway and there’s plenty of activity. Anyhow… posting our itinerary a few … Continue reading

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Putting together the itinerary

I’m writing this from a very poorly laptop. The problem seems to be something to do with the graphics card, so I have disabled that. It’s kinda working, but everything is slow. Anyhow, the good news it’s working well enough … Continue reading

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