Hooray! I have my assignment for the Philippines! I’ll be meeting the other TGC fellows in Japan and we’ll all fly into Manila together. We’ll spend a few days training there, then head to our respective sites. I’ll be here:
Iloilo City has a population of over 400,000. It’s on the island of Panay and the capitol of the Iloilo Province. There isn’t much information about Trip Advisor or Lonely Planet, which suggests to me that it’s not a popular tourist destination. For me, this is a plus since I’m more interested in immersing myself in the language and culture. I’m sure our host teacher will introduce us to some local treasures!