The Philippine People
The Philippine people are an interesting lot, and I’ve been blessed by having met so many of them over the years. I’ve been an avid photographer all of my adult life, and when I visit new foreign venues I usually photograph a bunch of the native people there. In my 7 visits to the Philippines prior to my moving here 18 months ago, I snapped lots of people pics. Here’s just a few pics of the colorful Philippine people (Filipinos) just for starters. I took a leisurely motor scooter ride around Puerto Galera around Sabang and Poblacion and just snapped away at all the interesting locals…..
As you can see, I encountered lots of the local Philippine people along my short trek. They are a very friendly and reasonably happy bunch of people. Despite living in conditions that we westerners would consider to be rather simple and primitive, for the most part they appear to be quite content. Prior to taking their photos, I would always gesture to them asking if I could photograph them, and I cannot ever recall any of them refusing.
Scuba diving in Puerto Galera is very popular for serious divers from all over the globe, so this venue is always replete with foreign visitors. The locals are used to seeing new foreign faces all year long. The tourists pump lots of revenue into the local economy, so they are most welcome here. Aside from the attraction of diving, there isn’t a lot going on in Puerto Galera, so the people are pretty laid back and mellow, and again, they are quite friendly. Here are more pics from my short motor scooter trek along the rolling hills of this laid back little gem of a diving mecca…..
So here we have a taste of the Philippine people as they look in the course of their daily lives in but one of countless destinations in the Philippines. As I continue with this photo blog I will be adding more and more photos of the unique characters that I encounter in the Philippines, the land of over 7,000 islands. I have truly enjoyed all my journeys throughout this exotic and alluring country, and now that I have been living here for awhile, I’ll be sharing lots of photos from this land that I have learned to love so much. If you have any questions about this post, or should you like to send us a message, you may do so with the form at the bottom of this page. We will gladly answer any queries you may have! Thanks so much.