Before moving here a year ago, and the other 7 cities I have lived/stayed in in Italy and France (Mozzate, Paris, Ile St Denis, Briancon, Ljubljana, Trento, Rovereto) 2 years ago, I was happily but restlessly based in Manila — a city in the northern island of the Philippines. I was working with different indigenous communities across the country to establish community enterprises and to market their crafts locally and abroad. Throughout those six years, I traveled almost every month to visit and meet with the communities. These trips led me to see amazing landscapes and have interesting experiences. I would be sharing with you some of those experiences as well as new ones here every now and then.
(Photo: Helping T’boli women connect abaca fibers for weaving. I tell you, it was a long and tedious task.)