the Tagaytay Tribune

Sojourn in The Philippines, 2019-2020

Volume 4, Tagaytay, November 19

Week 4 came with the realization that this was indeed week four and any thoughts of this being just a long vacation were finally out of my mind. Not that I was feeling out of my mind (cira olo) exactly, but the sense of isolation in a foreign land, and alien culture and an unfamiliar language, has been enervating.

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Volume 2, Samar, November 4

After the first week at Bayleaf Hotel in General Trias, Cavite, and visiting all the relatives and friends in nearby Trece Martires, it was time for a trip to Tacloban to visit the Samar arm of the Espino clan.

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Volume 1.1, Cavite, October 31

I suppose it would be more accurate to call this newsletter the Tagaytay Report, but I love alliteration.  I’ve just reread the first instalment, and what a jumbled mess that was.

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