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Videos: Super Typhoon Yolanda – Destruction and Rebuilding in Tacloban (4)

December 6, 2014 – 11:28 am

Videos: Super Typhoon Yolanda – Destruction and Rebuilding in Tacloban (3)

December 6, 2014 – 11:18 am

Videos: Super Typhoon Yolanda – Destruction and Rebuilding in Tacloban (2)

December 6, 2014 – 11:07 am

From Cebu to Kuala Lumpur

September 25, 2014 – 12:56 pm
My bike and luggage in the Kuala Lumpur airport.

Doug Health Check: It’s a good thing that I don’t (as the Filipinos tell me I should) have a bunch of children to take care of me in my old age. I’m already there. My phantom kids would have to start taking care of me now. My eyes are so sore and so bad that I can hardly focus on the keyboard. I’m so tired that I can hardly move. This has been a problem for a while and relates strongly to why I’ve stayed in the Philippines for so long. The days of waking up feeling refreshed and energetic seem to be long past. My legs feel like lead weights and I can hardly summon the strength to move. The last time I woke up feeling what I think of as normal was a long time ago. I remember the feeling strongly because it was so rare. It was such a surprise to open my eyes in the morning and feel good. I don’t remember when that was, but it was months ago and it was only that one time. Every other morning, I feel like this – exhausted.

Getting Fingerprinted at Cebu Immigration

September 24, 2014 – 12:34 pm
My bike wrapped up in plastic as per the Air Asia policy.

Wednesday September 24, 2014
6:50 a.m. Cebu City
I have to admit I was feeling a bit negative yesterday. It was the combination of three broken spokes, riding into Cebu, and then getting the exit visa from immigration. None of that was much fun, and it was all stuff I could have avoided if I’d planned ahead. Oh, well. Nothing I can do about it now.
I would …

The Horror of Cycling Into Cebu City

September 23, 2014 – 12:20 pm
Memories of Siquijor to keep me motivated while cycling into Cebu

Tuesday September 23, 2014
11:25 a.m. Cebu City
A lot has happened very quickly in the short time since the Aloha Pink House. The town of Carcar was only about 40 kilometers from Cebu City, but those 40 kilometers might as well have been 400. That’s standard for whenever you try to cycle into or out of a major metropolitan center. I had hoped that the traffic …

Three Broken Spokes on the Rear Wheel

September 22, 2014 – 11:46 am
Replacing 3 broken spokes on the rear wheel.

Monday September 22, 2014
6:00 a.m. CarCar, Cebu
Room 4, Aloha – Pink House
I don’t think there is much memory left in the NEO, but we’ll see how far I get.
A somewhat eventful day yesterday and I’m feeling the effects this morning. Tired and sore. The Doug Health Check wouldn’t give very good results this morning. Anyway, I woke in my tent to all the crazy animal …

A Night in my Tent in Oslob

September 21, 2014 – 11:05 am
My tent in the hotel's yard.

Sunday September 21, 2014
6:00 am. Oslob, Cebu
Back on the island of Cebu and back in Oslob. Were I a rich man, I’d probably go check out the whale sharks again this morning since I’m so close. I was actually thinking yesterday about how different life would be if you were rich. I know that’s not exactly groundbreaking, but it passed the time as I cycled. …