Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Kuala Lumpur

These twin towers were once the highest buildings in the world, not anymore...

In a shopping mall:

Was very impressed with aquarium:

Met another Vladimir from Ukraine, at 72 he is travelling alone, 5 months already on the road, respect!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Leaving Philippines

First time I see bananas of this size:

Employees in this supermarket in Puerta Princesa are singing a song, nobody seems to pay any attention:

Boarding a plane from Puerta Princesa to Manila, had a radical haircut:

Manila from above:

Children coming from school:

Their home:

This guy works here whole day shelling coconuts, separating useful parts:

The rest goes in here:

Attention, a foreigner!

Part of a jungle is being cleared for development:

Even a small place like this has a big celebration:

Lucy, my landlady:

First rain in months:

A bunch of children on a school free day:

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Every morning I see a father with sons going fishing and coming back in 4 - 5 hours. I asked whether I can go one day with them when one of them cannot make it. That day has come (the father had to do some duties in a church) and his sons took me with them. But it seemed to me they were fed up with everyday fishing and used this opportunity to have some fun.

One of them found a clam fish, opened it and we ate it on the spot.

We have put a net around this tiny island in the middle of nowhere and netted two squids.

Made a short stopover in this sleepy village to buy some petrol.

Proud Ronald with our pathetic catch.

When a fisherman returns, it is always a bit of event. Friends and relatives are getting something, others can buy on the spot, the rest goes to a shop which has some ice (remember, electricity is here 5pm-11pm?).

And while we are in a remembering mode - I was joking about Charlie Chaplin in an earlier post :)