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Island Hopping Off Guimaras

Visited Raymen Beach Resort,  located on Guimaras, the sweet mango province where my wife grew up, this past Mother’s Day.  We were celebrating the birthdays of two nephews, Sharwen and Jorreal.  Since my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alida, were in attendance, it was a perfect way to combine the birthday celebrations and also honor our Mom’s.  Island hopping tour in Guimaras

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Guimaras: Manggahan Festival 2013

I’m gearing up for the biggest party in Guimaras, my wife’s home province.  The 20th Annual Manggahan Festival. The festival was first held on May 22, 1993 to commemorate the first anniversary of Guimaras as a full-fledged province. It’s a week-long celebration to honor the sweetest mangoes found in the Philippines and throughout the world.  As an American expat living in the Philippines, this will be my fourth visit to this shindig.  My asawa and I are spending six days in Guimaras this year for the occasion and not the usual one day.  Joining us will be the province’s  original party animal, the Tom Cat (that’s him at last year’s gig onstage with a cute Filipina band member.)Tom with the band at Manggahan Festival

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