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Pictures of Places I’ve been to Challenge

I saw this post from Facebook last year and I thought of posting the same on my blog.

The challenge says, “post a picture of some landscape from a place where you have been, where the main requirement is that you do NOT appear in it. Just a picture, no description.”

“The goal is to flood profiles with landscape photos to give a twist on the situation we’re going through.”

“Copy the text to your status, post a photo and let’s travel virtually around the world.”

I’m sharing a few pictures taken by family members. Some were taken either by a co-worker or from the website.

(Photo not mine)
(Photo not mine)

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 discouraged due to lockdown.

The economy may be starting to open slowly after several months. But the Covid threat is still out there. Waiting for a bit longer before you travel would not hurt. 

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

My list of dream places to visit still exists. If I have the financial capacity, I will check on all the scenic spots in the country.

Our view from inside the car
A brief stopover for the photo op

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

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


The Department of Tourism said the lighting project would 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 look forward to visiting San Juanico Bridge when the pandemic is over.  

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.