I now have my first friend in the Philippines! Amanda, a talented graphic designer, and her husband Cree are currently living there, and she's put together a lovely blog will all sorts of excellent photos and information about their journeys. I left a comment (after receiving the blog information from a friend...thank you, Julie!) hoping with all my heart that she would be able to give me a little information, one American to another, about what it will be like to live there.
Wouldn't you know it, Amanda is just as nice and gracious as she seems to be. She quickly sent me the most detailed and informative email just chock full of advice and clever quips. I'm hoping we'll have a chance to meet up - they aren't living in the same area as we will be, but are planning on passing through about the time that I should be arriving. Wouldn't that just be the best thing ever?
p.s. Plus, she likes photos of pretty walls, just like me!
p.p.s. Look how pretty those banana leaf packages Amanda received for fiesta are! Would you have ever thought it?