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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Travel Photo: Filipino Boatmen

Filipinos by nature are very easy going and welcoming people. It is hard to see them without a smile on their face. They seem to have taken their tough past and poverty in their stride and seem to enjoy whatever they do. During my travel days in the Philippines, I would always end up having great conversations with Filipinos and Filipinas alike.

Filipino Boatmen taking us to the Sabang underground river
In this case, I had an interesting conversation with these two Filipino gentlemen who take the Puerto Princesa Underground river customers from Sabang to the river on their boat. They come from poor backgrounds, have very basic education and apart from taking tourists, they double up as fishermen in the night. In spite of all this, they seemed to enjoy their work and seemed to learn a lot of things too. The people of Philippines have a lot of humility and joy in them and it was personified in these two Filipino boatmen.

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