Monday, July 23, 2012

Touring Corregidor Part 1

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This post is long overdue. Last January, some classmates of mine from Fordham went to the Philippines for a class. Part of the cultural experience was touring Corregidor, which is great since I've never been to the place myself.

Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is a lofty island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemywarships in the event of war. Located 48 kilometres (30 mi) inland, Manila has been the largest city and the most importantseaport in the Philippines for centuries, from the colonial rule of Spain, the United States, and Japan and after the establishment of the Republic of the Philippines in 1946.

During World War II, Corregidor played an important role during the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from Japanese forces. Heavily bombarded in the latter part of the war, the ruins left on the island serve as a military memorial to American, Filipino and Japanese soldiers who served or lost their lives on the island. Corregidor is one of the important historic and tourist sites in the country.( from here)


Today you get to view the ruins of war, monuments that honor the bravery of soldiers who fought and died during the war. We went on a very rainy day, it might be best to travel here during the summer days. Just go to Manila Bay and take a one hour boat ride to the island and enjoy!

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(Here is where you can find some pictures from that Philippine Trip : hereherehere)


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While waiting for our boat, people exercised early in the morning.


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Erin tried some taho!


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I miss this! I used to have this every morning when I was a child.My grandmother would run out of the house to catch the vendor and buy me a glass. She would always haggle for the vendor to give me more.


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Sun rise.


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IPED classmates.


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Almost there.


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Hey Michelle


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Say hi to our tour guide!


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This used to be one of the barracks for the soldiers.


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Canon.


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Hello Annie.


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I actually miss the rain. I haven't seen the rain for months.


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Just like the song!


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I love this!


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Professor Themeli!


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