A Pilgrim's Christmas in Infanta
- The World Backpackers Newsletter
#45, December 6 2006
In the spirit of the season: a Christmas travel story! Tatine Faylona sent in a second travel story which narrates about her experiences as a volunteer in Infanta, Philippines, around Christmas time. Here's an excerpt of 'A Pilgrim's Christmas in Infanta':
I believe that backpacking is a way of seeing extraordinary beauty in ordinary places. To see beauty that is visible is always quite an experience, but to see beauty amidst devastation – that is hope.
Infanta, Quezon – a paradise to many – was visited by a strong typhoon last December 2004. Time stood still for many as catastrophic mudslides ruined lives. Infanta has always been on my Philippines-backpacking list. That year, however, I felt called to do a different kind of backpacking and volunteered to help in relief operations.
The full story can be found at http://www.worldbackpackers.net/stories/pilgrim-christmas-infanta.html.
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