Day 4 - A Filipino wedding in Alaminos
|St Joseph church - Alaminos|
|Inside the church...|
|The beautiful altar|
|We witnessed a Filipino wedding ceremony!|
I could not help, but smile when the priest finally said "You may now kiss the bride for the first time.... as husband and wife... for at least five minutes! " In a purely catholic country and a purely catholic church, such informality is rare.
Finally we got to our bus stand. By the way, not just Victory, but also Five star and Dagupan ply their air con buses (and non aircon too), to Alaminos.
During our journey back, we saw many sugarcane fields, scenes of village life, interspersed with some small towns and cities with their Maxs, Starbucks and McDonalds.
I especially liked the McDonalds at Tarlac for it's attractive crib!
|Main street Alaminos - with it's Nepo mart|
|Alaminos is like any other busy Philippines city|
|The "Five star" bus terminus at Alaminos|
|These hawker ladies just waved and smiled at us when they saw us taking photos!|
|Sights en route from Alaminos to Tarlac|
|En route Alaminos to Tarlac|
|Rural Sights and scenes - a trike|
|I love the crib on Mc Donalds Tarlac. Christmas is celebrated from October to December in the Philippines|
|Tarlac - Mc Donalds|
|Enjoying the banana fritters that we picked up at Tarlac|
|The public park at Tarlac|
|Jeepney - the trusty Filipino public transport|
|Max's - a restaurant chain. This one is at Tarlac|
|Tarlac - steam engine!|
|An attractive "gated village" en route|
|Pretty house in the wilderness|
|... and more sugarcane! No wonder Filipinos are such sweet people (Joke!)|
|Finally we reached the toll gate - but we had another surprise awaiting us - a FIESTA!|