Nice photos! I have many similar. Was stationed at Subic in 90-91, and got the Corrigedor tour (self guided) in the spring of 91. Got many pics of the Mile Long Barracks, no-see-um guns
, and many mortars throughout the island. I was priviledged to be able to share the photos with my grandmother's hubby within a year of his death, as he was in the Philippines
when they fell, and then was part of the occupation forces after WWII ended.
If I may, the food
in the PI is fine. I ate it for 10 months, every day, drank the water
, never had a problem. And remember, all those folks suggesting the rum
? If you drink rum
"neat", that's one thing. If you drink it like most people, with Coke or some other mixer, you will get it with ice. What is ice? Frozen local water. Emphasis on local. Don't be too afraid of the water, unless out in the Barrios, or where there are no commercial
establishments. The people out in the Barrios are much different than the ones in the cities - for folks in the US, think of NYC
, versus Pittsboro, NC. Smaller towns, everyone knows each other, fish
vendors on their way to market offering you their product at 1/2 market price
, smiles, etc. Heck, I even got invited to a wedding while looking for a Jeepme or trike to get back to base before the 1st Sgt woke up. <sigh> Good times...!