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Travel soon

The pandemic has put a lot of things on hold including travel. You may have paid in advance your much-awaited trip to that dream tourist destination of yours only to be cancelled due to lockdown.

The economy may be starting to open slowly after several months but the Covid threat is still out there. For those who have waited this long, why not give it a little more time to wait when it is safer to travel and visit places.

For now, we can make do with updating our travel bucket list and check on those areas that are bound safe to travel.

My list of dream places to visit still exists. If I have the financial capacity and physical strength, I would visit all the scenic spots in the country.

Our view from inside the car
Brief stop over for the photo op

In 2005 or 2006, I had the chance to pass through San Juanico Bridge. Here’s a couple of snapshots (above) taken by our photographer companion. I mentioned San Juanico Bridge because of the recent lighting project of the Department of Tourism.

mb.com.ph

The lighting project, which is 75 percent complete, will be operational by the end of November. It will be a night attraction to the country’s longest bridge in time for the Christmas season.

Tourism officials said the project is expected to create economic activities from tourism, as more people will visit the bridge not just take pictures. San Juanico Bridge connects the islands of Samar and Leyte provinces.

I have visited the bridge before, but I would definitely go back. I hope the pandemic will be over soon.

San Juanico Bridge

San Juanico Bridge is the longest bridge in the Philippines, which connects the islands of Leyte and Samar. It was built during the time of Former President Ferdinand Marcos and called the Marcos Bridge. There were other infrastructures and metal buildings built during his 20-year term that could be as popular as San Juanico Bridge.



My recollection of San Juanico Bridge never fails to put a smile on my face. These pictures were taken while we were crossing the bridge. It was my first time to visit Leyte and one of my companions who lives in Tacloban offered to show me around before I fly back to Manila. He said my Leyte visit would not be complete without passing through San Juanico Bridge. 😀 Hence, we passed the bridge, made a brief stop in the middle and took some snapshots.