Good day to you my dear readers,

Approaching the city of Tacloban on board our plane. Here is a  view from the top with the sun in the horizon. ” Fasten your seat belt please.”  the flight attendant announced.

Maria Arlene V. Goyenechea photos aerial view

I want to show you a piece of the beautiful Tacloban, Philippines.

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A passenger information counter

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Wow! Fried pusit and fried danggit for breakfast served with fried rice.

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"Itadakimasu (いただきます)." Allons manger. Essen konnen.

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"fruits de mer" "shifudo"


Yes! This is a real treat. Muy delicioso. Oishii. Délicieux

The great food place.  Meanwhile, after that meal, Let us see the marketplace.

Dried fish of various shapes and sizes for take home or pasalubong*.

In Tacloban city’s market you can see best-selling native delicacy for which it is famous for.

Binagol is a sweet delicacy made with taro root or its relative “Talyan” mixed with sugar, nuts, eggs and coconut milk. The mixture is put in a polished halved coconut shells which the native called “bagol” from where the name Binagol was derived. It is then wrapped in banana leaves secured with a string and steamed. It is so delicious every visitor must not miss when visiting Bacolod.

Moron,  is a sweet, delicious glutinous rice paste with coconut milk and native cocoa powder (tableya) wrapped and cooked in banana leaves available at the Tacloban public market. Good for pasalubong* too.

*Pasalubong is a Filipino tradition commonly asked from a relative or close friend who left from another place whether abroad or locally. The relatives are expecting goodies when one comes home. These goodies are called “pasalubong.”

Maria Arlene Venida Goyenechea Historical spot, the Leyte landing memorial at dusk, is a tourist destination.

General Douglas MacArthur (b. January 26, 1880-d. April 5, 1964) was and American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was a Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played an important part in the Pacific theater in WWII.  He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines

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One can take a trip to the famous San Juanico Bridge by jeep. It is a cheap way to enjoy the sight. Jeepneys plying the route can be found near the market. Ask any local and they are very glad to help.


God is great. I thank God for allowing me this experience.

References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_MacArthur


About Maria Arlene V. Goyenechea

mother of four, married, female, Filipina, fascinated with Japanese culture
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