In the Capital

I recently visited Romblon, Romblon, the capital of my province. It is known for its marble and I got a special tour of the process:

The huge slabs of marble are brought from the quarries to these processing plants where a diamond-studded blade is used to cut them.
The huge slabs of marble are brought from the quarries to these processing plants where a diamond-studded blade is used to cut them.
Then highly skilled artisans fashion the marble into banisters, statues, tables…etc. Most large orders are shipped to Asia
Then highly skilled artisans fashion the marble into banisters, statues, tables…etc. Most large orders are shipped to Asia.
This Indian looks like it belongs at Lake Latonka!
This Indian looks like it belongs at Lake Latonka!
The fort of San Andres, built by the Spanish in 1644, which overlooks the entire town and harbor to protect against Moro raiders and Dutch pirates.
The fort of San Andres, built by the Spanish in 1644, which overlooks the entire town and harbor to protect against Moro raiders and Dutch pirates.
The town of Romblon, looking down from the fort.
The town of Romblon, looking down from the fort.
My home for the next two years!! I think I won the Peace Corps lottery.
My home for the next two years!! And there is great diving in that blue water in the distance too!
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6 thoughts on “In the Capital”

  1. Hi Sarajean! I’ve been reading your posts..love the updates. Looks like you are having some pretty cool experiences. Glad everything seems to be going good.

    1. I’m glad you like them! Updating means walking to a local cafe that has free wifi and sometimes waiting a long time for internet to load, especially for photos, but it’s worth it if I know people are reading! Tell everyone hello from me!

  2. How’s it going, looks like your going to get battered with the typhoon, hope that your safe. We’re going to miss you this Christmas, but your changing lives and making a difference what greater gift is there than that. Merry Christmas.

    1. Hi Robert! Great to hear from you. We got really lucky with the typhoon and it turned away from us. I’m trying to write a new blog post about it, but the internet is loading slowly today. I hope you all have a great Christmas too! Mine is sure to be exciting, full of new Filipino traditions. Christmas is a big deal here and preparations start in September!

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