For my second installment of the series, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”, let me introduce you to the provinces of Samar and Leyte, known to be the Twin Islands of the Pacific.
Both provinces have great history but there’s very few written about it online.
John and I was given the chance to see both during our Philippine Road Trip. Yes, we did this on our own, with John driving. Of course, we slept in hotels at nights and start again after breakfast. Never have we felt unsafe on the road despite the fact that the place had a lot of undeveloped area. Honestly, that’s what gave Samar and Leyte its mystique. Their untouched beauty.
I saw beautiful sea and mountain landscapes that makes the Philippines a great place for a vacation, specially if one’s purpose is to enjoy nature at its best.
More than that, both provinces like I said have rich history. In fact, artifacts like ceramics, gold jewelries, large earthware jars have been found there. It is believed to be coming from traders in Siam , Vietnam and China which dates back to as far as the 13th century.
Landmarks such as Mc Arthur’s Landing and San Juanico bridge are the most famous among the many destinations you can choose from. Both of those places were discussed in our history books in elementary. So it was a great experience for me when I saw both. Infact I felt so blessed that I was given the chance to see them in my lifetime. 🙂
OTHER SCENERIES IN SAMAR AND LEYTE:
OTHER THINGS TO DO IN SAMAR AND LEYTE:
The website, http://www.flyphilippines.com.ph/leyte/info.php, has a lot of featured articles on what you can do in Samar and Leyte.
HOW TO GO THERE:
Cebu Pacific,http://www.cebupacificair.com/Pages/default.aspx , has several flights from Manila to Tacloban, Leyte. From there, you can take a bus or jeepneys to your point of destination.
Lea C. Walker