I am home from the Philippines, where there was little time or adequate internet connection for blogging, but lots of photos were taken. The next few posts will be catch up photos as *I* catch up on sleep, mail, and home tasks.
Angeles City, outside of Clark. I am traveling from Manila to Subic Bay, having worked at Brent's Manila campus all week, and now traveling to the Subic campus, three hours away, where I'll have the weekend off and start teaching again on Tuesday morning. Clark was an hour from Subic, and Brent's driver Roy was kind enough to take me there on the way.
When I rolled down my window to take a photo in Angeles City, a small child ran to my car with her hand outstretched.
Clark was a ghost town for close to a decade after Pinatubo. Today the Philippine Air Force occupies part of Clark, some commercial flights fly into and out of Clark, and Filipino businesses have taken over some of the structures. The Clark Development Corporation is working on redeveloping Clark. People have moved into the more desireable empty barracks and houses.
I was dropped off at The Camayan, in Subic Bay, after this trip, and spent the weekend recovering from a hard but rewarding week working at Brent's Manila campus. Next, the Camayan over the weekend, and the trip back to Clark and my home there, which is now jungle, but hey. It was a memorable trip back in time, and involved a motorcycle ride and lunch with my new friends, the armed guards, in their nipa hut. It was unforgettable.