People Shots from My Travels – Part II: Cebu, Philippines

Motorbike Quartet
Motorbike Quartet – near Cebu

In 2006 and 2007 I took two trips to Cebu, Philippines while I was working for Lexmark.  During these trips of 2 weeks and 6 weeks, I spent the evenings and weekends either visiting places in the city or else taking road trips on the island or boat trips to nearby islands.  During these trips, I took a number of candid photos of people.  Following are some of my favorites, with a few descriptions.

Bohol Truck - Bohol Island
Bohol Truck – Bohol Island
Family - Bohol Island
Family – Bohol Island

We saw this guy tear up the outer skin of a coconut completely with his teeth.  This is one of a series of shots I got of him doing it.

Coconut Man - Bohol Island
Coconut Man – Bohol Island
BBQ - Cebu Port
BBQ – Cebu Port
Market Boy
Market Boy
Taking a Break - Cebu
Taking a Break – Cebu
Smiling Girl - Cebu
Smiling Girl – Cebu
Praying - Cebu
Praying – Cebu
Buffalo Man - Cebu
Buffalo Man – Cebu
Basket Vendor - Cebu
Basket Vendor – Cebu
Shy Boy - Cebu
Shy Boy – Cebu

Saw these boys climbing the palm trees and diving into the river while on a river cruise.

Diving Boys - Bohol Island
Diving Boys – Bohol Island

Took the following at an old church on Cebu Island.  It was a lucky break.

The Bride - Cebu
The Bride – Cebu

This is one of my favorites from Cebu.  I believe that this must be a form of friendship or something.

Belly Rubbing - Carbon Market - Cebu
Belly Rubbing – Carbon Market – Cebu
Waiting on passengers - Carbon Market - Cebu
Waiting on passengers – Carbon Market – Cebu

There is quite a bit of pollution from cars so some wear facemasks to keep the pollution out.  I got a good shot of this guy on a motorbike.

Biker - Cebu
Biker – Cebu
The Barber Shop - Cebu
The Barber Shop – Cebu

There are street vendors everywhere.  This happened to be a good catch.  And the chicken was good too.

Grilled Chicken - Mactan Island
Grilled Chicken Street Vendor – Mactan Island

While on Mactan Island, I visited a guitar “factory”.  There were a dozen or more people in an open air building assembling guitars. This was the best of the bunch.

Guitar Man - Mactan Island
Guitar Man – Mactan Island
Napping Boatman - off of Mactan Island
Napping Boatman – off of Mactan Island

On one of my Island Hopping trips I made it to the small island of Caohagan. These people live a very simple island life.  Many have no electricity.  The island lives off of fishing and tourists.  I saw many great shots while here.

Boatman - Caohagan Island
Boatman – Caohagan Island
Swinging Boy - Caohagan Island
Swinging Boy – Caohagan Island
Laughing Girl - Caohagan Island
Laughing Girl – Caohagan Island
Mother and Son - Caohagan Island
Mother and Son – Caohagan Island
Curiosity - Caohagan Island
Curiosity – Caohagan Island

The following shot is one of my all time favorites that I have taken anywhere.  This little girl was shy, but willing to pose.

Shy Girl - Caohagan Island
Shy Girl – Caohagan Island

I took this next photo while we were on a boat ride off of the coast of Mactan Island. We all swam in crystal clear waters.  I actually was working with the two guys in the photo while I was in Cebu.  We still keep in touch.

Diving In - off of Mactan Island
Diving In – off of Mactan Island
Bike Taxi - Cebu
Bike Taxi – Cebu
Jeepney Rider - Cebu
Jeepney Rider – Cebu

I was awestruck at how dirty this street guy was in the market place.  Others just seemed to ignore him.

Street Person - Carbon Market - Cebu
Street Person – Carbon Market – Cebu
Smiling Girls - Cebu
Smiling Girls – Cebu
Vegetable Vendor - Carbon Market - Cebu
Vegetable Vendor – Carbon Market – Cebu
Banana Vendor - Carbon Market - Cebu
Banana Vendor – Carbon Market – Cebu

Cebu can get very hot and I often found people “sleeping on the job” and elsewhere.  Here are a few of the siesta gang.

Sleeping Boy - Cebu
Sleeping Boy – Cebu
Siesta Time - Cebu
Siesta Time – Cebu
Zonked - Cebu
Zonked – Cebu
Napping Boy - Cebu
Napping Boy – Cebu
Street Vendor - Cebu
Street Vendor – Cebu
Taking a Break - Cebu
Taking a Break – Cebu
Begging Boy - Cebu
Begging Boy – Cebu
Street Person - Cebu
Street Person – Cebu
Waiting for a fare - Colon, Cebu
Waiting for a fare – Colon, Cebu
Pondering Girl - Colon, Cebu
Pondering Girl – Colon, Cebu
Blind Guitarist - Colon, Cebu
Blind Guitarist – Colon, Cebu
Loitering - Cebu
Loitering – Cebu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sumoflam

Travelographer Extraordinaire. I Enjoy the Ride by traveling and seeing the world around me. We are so busy speeding down the freeways of life that we miss out on the back roads and all the wonderful little stories that every place offers. So, I try to take the less beaten paths and see the real world. I have visited all 50 United States and many provinces in Canada, nearly all prefectures in Japan as well as Seaul, Korea, Shanghai and Suzhou, China and Cenu, Philippines. Also been to Mexico. Father of five, grandfather of 10 and happily married to my sweetheart for nearly 38 years. Fluent in Japanese. Happy and well traveled. See details at http://www.sumoflam.biz/SumoflamBio.htm

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