Filipinos know a lot about eating, so that aspect of it it wasn't so tough. This year, we had an unusual gathering of 40-plus people for Thanksgiving dinner on the beach at Katie and Anthony's house in Catanduanes. Fifteen American volunteers, give or take. A British retiree. A Filipino-American family with two small boys. And a jeepney-full of teachers from Katie's school!
Katie and Anthony were generous enough to open up their home and refridgerator to our crowd. We had a candlelight dinner on the beach -- and yes, there was a turkey, donated by the Mayor of Tobaco, where one of our volunteers is stationed.
We then spent a couple of days in a remote resort on Catanduanes. A much-needed break in a beautiful little spot:
This is a little surfing beach called Puraran
It rained but we went swimming anyway!
We stayed in these sweet little cabins