Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines


Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

#80 Our Comfort Zones

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We all have our comfort zones, fortresses beyond which we rarely stray. Could we be missing something?

We were on Badian Island off the western coast of Cebu, in a small cottage that looks out over the Badian Channel. The waterway itself is narrow and so shallow that you can literally walk across at low tide. In the distance is the Mantalongan, an imposing mountain range rising to nearly a thousand feet above sea level. The sun rose from behind those mountain tops today, an experience that will be hard to forget, followed by a simmering mist that hovered over the water's surface all morning. The view is as beautiful as it is calming.

We're tempted to stay in the cool cozy indoors, sit back, and just enjoy the grand view. But the world looks very different up-close. To see the world, we need to step out of our comfort zones, into the new, into the unknown, and into destiny. Who knows what tomorrow brings? After all, we're much like what they said about ships in a harbor: they're safe there, but that's not what ships are made for. Enjoy.

Where in the world is Badian Island in Cebu?
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1 comment:

  1. I can always go back to Cebu, Bobby. Maybe earn my dough elsewhere and spend-stretch it in Cebu. I frequented Moalboal and Argao for some time. Always a delight to view your images and read about your experiences. Thanks for sharing.

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