The flood of pictures
This colorful country offers so much motives for photographers, that I can't stop to picture the Philippines - Single Adventure Tours - The flood of pictures never ends.
In the beginning October I have decided to travel to Egypt. There was many things to try out before I go back to the Philippines in early December. I had to practise my underwater photography, because we want to visit also the remote islands where I probably have only a few days to take my pictures. So want to be sure that I know my job. I will try to give you the best impressions of this beautiful paradise with all its contrasts and beautiful people. The underwater world of the Philippines is the most interesting which I have ever seen. You don't can compare it with Egypt, Maledives or the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I have been there and i tell you that the Philippines will make you addicted and this country could spellbind your attention for the lifetime how it has my own. I hope I will meet the great hammerheads around Kabilao and Moalboal in January. But back to my short trip to Egypt. We took off from a small airport in Leipzig on a Friday evening after work. I went directly from my work to the airport. Our feelings were mixed because of the winged assassins from New York. I was sitting at the airport and hold a newspaper in my hands where I could read that seven of the terrorists were born in Egypt and some of them have studied in Germany. I could not belief that Mohamed Atta was a civil engineer how I'm. For that cowardly act he will braise in hell. I have heard that he expected to came to the paradise for this deadful crime on God and the whole mankind. He also expected to get over 50 virgins. What for a stupid boy. Did nobody tell him that the girlie paradise are the Philippines ? If you ever look for a paradise, go to a travel agency and buy a ticket to Cebu or Manila and see what Atta will see never again. Now lets have a look on my underwater photography. We arrived at Hurgadah airport around midnight and get our entry permits after a little waiting. The two guys which moves us in a van from Hurgadah to Marsa Alam, around four hours through the desert, were still waiting us. It was quit interesting to listen to the arabic music which they were playing the whole trip. I loved this music very much and I'm sorry that thier weren't any shops where they sale this type of music. The hotel lies in the middle of nothing. There was the sand and the sea around, but nothing else. At first I felt how much I will miss my filipina girlfriend during this stay. Most of the time we had a strong wind and a very stormy sea. So I had to wait for a better weather until the last day before we had to left. Most of the dive spots are average in quality, but this last day we was at SHAAB SHARM an amazing drop off. One group saw some hammerheads in the deeper water. Unfortunately the Egypt government had limit the maximum of the diving deep. This is the reason why I don't want to visit this country again. The attraction of Egypt are the hammerheads and they are deep, much deeper than this fu*king 30 meters. Most of the divers I have met don't like this nursery shool rules too.
Here are some first pictures from Egypt where Henry just want to learn how to make the pictures much better.
That great feedback we have from Filipinos all over the world
give us the incentive to picture the whole Philippines. Next time
we visit your special province with the certainty to find the same
friendly and beautiful people that we have met all over the country.
Our trip planings for the Christmas turn are running on the highest level
ever. Since the KLM had deleted my flight from Bangkok to Manila we
contacted 25 of the most in asia specialized travel agencies to
get a payable new flight to Manila, but they all failed, except the
Flugboerse Pankow leaded by Jens Lohberger. Jens did always the best work
for us, also the absolute impossible things. This is the most professional
travel agency in Berlin for long distance flights. Now back to the latest
news from our headquarters in STRAUSBERG - Germany. We want to concentrate our work
of more remote provinces and the underwater photography, but you can also
await our Jeepney Mania part three and last but not least our wide angel lens
street shots from Manila and Cebu.
A one week excursion to the Red Sea will developing my aptitude for the underwater photography.
We will publishing a collection of this pictures soon even this pictures are not from the Philippines.
Later I will exchange them against pictures from Moalboal and Negros.
Our excursions in the bar scene stops
for the moment, because we are not real singles at this time. I'm still
in love with a girl from Puerto Galera and Rene want to marry a girl
from an Abu Sayyaf covered area in the South of Mindanao. So be sure to
get tons of gripping action shots, also from the extremly South of the Philippines.
Rene will be transformed from an adventurer to a onservativ family father.
For me, I keep this page alive with more and better pictures from all over the Philippines.
I will visit Tawi Tawi in 2002. If you have any
recommendations to this area, please let us know that.
Some of you may ask me in what I really interested in the Philippines.
Let me tell you, that I've got infested by the love and the freedom
offering by this captivating country and its people during my first trip. This was my first time when
I have learned what deepest love can do. It can really move mountain chains.
The people are curious, friendly and even the small criminals are far from
every suspicion ( Watch out during the Christmas preparations ! ). And now to the real Gods in this world: THE FILIPINAS.
One of the nicest Filipina statements reached me last year. She really
maintained that: "In general Filipinas are cute" Yea, but they are also
know how to manage a very difficult life, and this without any losing of thier sense of
humor. Every woman can love, but Filipinas celebrate love.
They have this fascinating self-confidence, when they are able to affort this.
Since I know the nature of this beautiful women, I'm bored by the german girls, because
of thier monotonous, commercial world of insignificant life experiences. I don't
want to hear where they bought thier newest washing machine. Is there any german girl
on this world interested in scientific expeditions or diving adventures ? And where can I find
such german girl ? Well let us back to the reality. Why I should waste my time by searching
an open-minded girl in my own country when the better girls are living in the Philippines ?
If you think it's more easy to find the right girl in the Philippines, you're wrong ! But you will
find the better Ms. Right.
For us it's very difficult to marry a Filipina here in Germany.
In most cases the officials of both countries have created unintelligible forms
to fill out for expensive costs with the result that you have to leave the country
befor this process can be finish. I appeal to you. Please sent us your experiences
with the authorities regarding the merriage of a Filipina. I love the Philippines so much
that it's absolute impossible for me to marry a girl from my own country, because this
is the only way for me to live in the Philippines for ever. I know this country has
many problems, but it has also beautiful provinces where the life is much more
interesting than in all this similar cities of the first world.
I feel boring when I walk through cities like Sydney , New York or Berlin,
but I can't wait to unpack my camera after my arrival in Manila.
After a dozen times of arrivals in Manila I feel the same tension which I have
felt after my first visit in that exciting town in 1996.
I think this city is so much interesting, because its very far from german perfection.
Manila shows the seven deadly sins 24 ours a day. You walk between gleam and misery and
what you feel is no danger its more like watching a movie with your friends on a save place
where you can fall asleep at any time, but don't try this in Manila.
You will see poverty, wealth, greed and laziness mixed together on many places.
A nightlife that lets you smile month after you're came back to your home. There are many flaring
street scenes in my head which also could be found on my pictures, that makes me
very thoughtful, because it shows what problems could await us in the future.
At the end and the beginning of your diving adventure you will be able
to study the fight for survive not only at the beautiful coral reefs, also at this Maga City.
The visit of some pleaces in Manila is similar to a trip through the deepest fear
of every human being, but don't worry, there are many agencies which will you
guard safely to your hotel, if you want.
Some of you could have moral doubts by visiting some of the girlie bars, but there
is nothing be afraid of. Think about that every girl in such a bar keeps
a big family alive with her salery. If the bar will be closed her family is
condemn to misery. So feel free to enjoy thier professional work and respect them.
Morality is such a thing for those people which can afford to be a moral apostle.
I have no time to think about such imbecility when people have to suffer from this worst living conditions.
That's why we don't delete any sex -link from our board, because this page
should be a punch for every stupit bourgeois. You want talk about sex ?
Please feel free to use our board.
But back to my love for the Philippines.
The Jeepney isn't a vehicle only, it is one of the best expression of personal individuality,
because you can not find a Jeepney that has any similarity to another Jeepney.
Mostly the name of the driver's girlfriend decorate the front of his Jeepney.
What bring us back to the status symbol of every Filipino: The FILIPINA !
This country embody the real freedom. You will never meet a bourgeois, if
you don't like. Don't be shy and meet the poor people, because they are warm- hearted
and very very hospitable.
This band from Germany is absolutely cult and never played by every radiostation. Don't worry about the name of this band: DESTRUCTION
This music kicks ass !
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