Thursday, February 26, 2009

Philippines

In general, my cards to the Philippines travel around a month...i have one currently travelling to there..i wonder if its gonna take the same again...2 weeks have passed...

I think you've seen most of the sites here in all those previous Philippine's postcards....but here we go again:
- Coco-Loco Island, Roxas * Big Lagoon of Miniloc Island, El Nido * Coron Bay * Calauit, the African animal island * Hot Spring, Busuanga * Jeepney, means of transportation in Palawan * Cadlao beach, El Nido * Underground river, Sabang * Batak Tribe

I got intrigued why there are Spanish names in the Philippines places...and i found out that the Spanish colonized the Philippines from 1565 to 1898. And of course, it influenced many parts of the Filipino life, including language and culture.
The Spanish that is spoken in the Philippines today has a great affinity to Mexican Spanish. In fact, the number of Mexican Spanish loan-words that appear in various indigenous Filipino languages are of Nahuatl origin that were first incorporated into Mexican Spanish, and which do not exist in European Spanish.

that Coco-Loco name of the Island...I know that 'loco' means 'crazy' in Spanish....but its funny to see it as a part of the name of an Island....esp. since 'coco' means coconut....
and "el Nido" meant 'the Devil'. right?  or i had confused something....well, its not as if its gonna be the first time....

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