For dinner tonight, we went to a restaurant with tables that float on a man-made lake. We took a jeepney (the most common form of public transportation here in the Philippines) from SEARCA to get there. We got to try the famous Filipino dessert halo halo. Oh and we got to meet Tito Mon's whole … Continue reading A floating restaurant
Today, for our first full day in the Philippines, we had orientation at the SEARCA hotel. We got a brief overview of Filipino history, culture, and language. Turns out, they eat five times a day here (my kind of place)! We learned how to speak some Tagalog to communicate with the locals. This universalized Tagalog … Continue reading Orientation
We have some of the best views here on the IRRI campus. Right outside our window are coconut trees! Megan might go risk her life to pick one in the next 8 weeks.
We made it to the airport in Taipei and the airline is Hello Kitty themed!