Destination | Tacloban City

Tacloban
Over a year after the devastating Typhoon Yolanda or Typhoon Haiyan ravaged through my hometown, Tacloban City, I got the chance to go back, not once but twice in July. Here’s a little photo tour from those 2 trips.

To be honest, when I got off the plane on the first trip, I wasn’t sure what to expect. From the airport, I could already see telltale signs of change from the aftermath but it seems like things are back to normal, people going on with their lives.

Throughout the first week of running errands, going back and forth downtown Tacloban, I continually look everywhere. Part of the landscape looks like the way I remember it from the last visit, yet there still are some places that has yet to be rebuilt. Still, I cannot help but feel quite proud that the city has managed to rise up again, people have rebuilt their lives and things seem to be back to “normal”.

Real Street
Real Street
Small businesses
Small businesses
Patio Victoria
Patio Victoria
Imelda Veteranos Street late afternoon traffic
Imelda Veteranos Street late afternoon traffic
Cheap and tasty roasted chicken
Cheap and tasty roasted chicken
Postcards for friends
Postcards for friends
Post office boxes
Post office boxes
Botanical Garden still in ruins
Botanical Garden still in ruins
Boats to other parts of Leyte or Samar
Boats to other parts of Leyte or Samar
Unloading cargo
Unloading cargo
Green mangoes
Green mangoes
Zamora Street
Zamora Street
Palo Cathedral remains an integral part of history
Palo Cathedral remains an integral part of history
Renovated Palo Cathedral
Renovated Palo Cathedral
McArthur Park
McArthur Park
A welcome treat to cool down from the heat
A welcome treat to cool down from the heat

I also stumbled upon thisthisthis, and this from the web, maybe a bit old, nevertheless still tells a good tale of when the typhoon hit and commemorating a year after the typhoon.

 

Thanks for looking.

signed

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