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New Year’s Eve at Our Place

[flv]http://memmott.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/newyears.flv[/flv] A great New Years with lots of wonderful friends!!!

Protected: Enjoying the Pool

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Receptions and Memorial Day

The Ambassador loves Basketball, so when the Harlem Globetrotters came to town, she had them to her residence for a reception. This is Skyscraper Alleyne, together with Tanya and I, and two friends from the embassy. At 7’2″ Skyscraper is the tallest player on the team. and standing next to Tanya, Skyscraper looks like he’s […]

On the way home

Just a few pics from the road.

Protected: Hundred Islands

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Baguio

We stopped in Baguio on the way back. The American Ambassador’s Residence there is probably the most relaxing place in the Philippines.

Banaue Rice Terraces

The weather did not really cooperate with our trip to the rice terraces. It rained most of the time we were in Banaue, and the mist blocked the view. Still, we had a good time and got to show my parents one of the great heritage sites of the world. (Click on the thumbnail to […]

Road to Banaue

We went to Banaue to see the rice terraces. It’s a ten hour drive, but mostly through interesting country.

Swimming With Sharks

Of course, the primary reason for our trip to Albay and Sorsogon Provinces was to swim with the whale sharks, which we did the next day. It was pretty exciting. You go out in a boat, which searches the sea for one of the monsters (the largest of all sharks). Once you find one and […]

Albay Province

We flew down to Albay Province to swim with the whale sharks. My friend, Joey Salceda is the Governor of Albay, and he was kind enough to meet us and have breakfast with us. We took the very first flight down there, and as we headed out to the airport at the crack of dawn […]