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

Motorbike Quartet Motorbike Quartet – near Cebu[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_688" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Bohol Truck - Bohol Island Bohol Truck – Bohol Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_686" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Family - Bohol Island Family – Bohol Island[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_685" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Coconut Man - Bohol Island Coconut Man – Bohol Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_684" align="aligncenter" width="640"]BBQ - Cebu Port BBQ – Cebu Port[/caption] [caption id="attachment_683" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Market Boy Market Boy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_682" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Taking a Break - Cebu Taking a Break – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_681" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Smiling Girl - Cebu Smiling Girl – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_680" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Praying - Cebu Praying – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_679" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Buffalo Man - Cebu Buffalo Man – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_678" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Basket Vendor - Cebu Basket Vendor – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_677" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Shy Boy - Cebu Shy Boy – Cebu[/caption] Saw these boys climbing the palm trees and diving into the river while on a river cruise. [caption id="attachment_687" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Diving Boys - Bohol Island Diving Boys – Bohol Island[/caption] Took the following at an old church on Cebu Island.  It was a lucky break. [caption id="attachment_676" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Bride - Cebu The Bride – Cebu[/caption] This is one of my favorites from Cebu.  I believe that this must be a form of friendship or something. [caption id="attachment_675" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Belly Rubbing - Carbon Market - Cebu Belly Rubbing – Carbon Market – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_674" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Waiting on passengers - Carbon Market - Cebu Waiting on passengers – Carbon Market – Cebu[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_673" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Biker - Cebu Biker – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_672" align="aligncenter" width="640"]The Barber Shop - Cebu The Barber Shop – Cebu[/caption] There are street vendors everywhere.  This happened to be a good catch.  And the chicken was good too. [caption id="attachment_671" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Grilled Chicken - Mactan Island Grilled Chicken Street Vendor – Mactan Island[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_670" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Guitar Man - Mactan Island Guitar Man – Mactan Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_669" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Napping Boatman - off of Mactan Island Napping Boatman – off of Mactan Island[/caption] 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 and educed a lot out of experience off of the trip, and have contributed a great deal at Tailored Tackle about some fishing techniques. [caption id="attachment_668" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Boatman - Caohagan Island Boatman – Caohagan Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_667" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Swinging Boy - Caohagan Island Swinging Boy – Caohagan Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_666" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Laughing Girl - Caohagan Island Laughing Girl – Caohagan Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_665" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Mother and Son - Caohagan Island Mother and Son – Caohagan Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_663" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Curiosity - Caohagan Island Curiosity – Caohagan Island[/caption] The following shot is one of my all time favorites that I have taken anywhere.  This little girl was shy, but willing to pose. [caption id="attachment_664" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Shy Girl - Caohagan Island Shy Girl – Caohagan Island[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_662" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Diving In - off of Mactan Island Diving In – off of Mactan Island[/caption] [caption id="attachment_661" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Bike Taxi - Cebu Bike Taxi – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_660" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Jeepney Rider - Cebu Jeepney Rider – Cebu[/caption] I was awestruck at how dirty this street guy was in the market place.  Others just seemed to ignore him. [caption id="attachment_659" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Street Person - Carbon Market - Cebu Street Person – Carbon Market – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_658" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Smiling Girls - Cebu Smiling Girls – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_657" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Vegetable Vendor - Carbon Market - Cebu Vegetable Vendor – Carbon Market – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_655" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Banana Vendor - Carbon Market - Cebu Banana Vendor – Carbon Market – Cebu[/caption] Cebu can get very hot and I often found people “sleeping on the job” and elsewhere.  Here are a few of the siesta gang. [caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Sleeping Boy - Cebu Sleeping Boy – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_654" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Siesta Time - Cebu Siesta Time – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_653" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Zonked - Cebu Zonked – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Napping Boy - Cebu Napping Boy – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_652" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Street Vendor - Cebu Street Vendor – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_651" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Taking a Break - Cebu Taking a Break – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_649" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Begging Boy - Cebu Begging Boy – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_648" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Street Person - Cebu Street Person – Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_646" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Waiting for a fare - Colon, Cebu Waiting for a fare – Colon, Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_645" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Pondering Girl - Colon, Cebu Pondering Girl – Colon, Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_643" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Blind Guitarist - Colon, Cebu Blind Guitarist – Colon, Cebu[/caption] [caption id="attachment_642" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Loitering - Cebu Loitering – Cebu[/caption]                                                                                  ]]>

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