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The Indiana Jones Bridge In The Philippines Tourist Destination

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Tourism Destination

The Indiana Jones Bridge

In The Philippines

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by Samuel E. Warren Jr.

You arrive in the Republic of the Philippines. If you came here on business, then, you attend your conferences and make your meetings.

If you came here on vacation, then, you have some ideas or an itinerary of activities that you want to see or do.

Once you have been to the beach and wiggled your toes in the ocean, it might be time to head back to the air-conditioned hotel room and take a nap before dinner.

Before you doze off, pick up the TV remote and, while you may not understand Brendan Fraser or Rachel Weisz speaking Tagalog in one of the “Mummy” movies, you can enjoy the adventure.

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Think back to your childhood; did you ever want to dig around in Egyptian tombs or be an “Indiana Jones ?”

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Then, grab your fedora. Pack your leather bomber jacket, epaulet shirts, rucksack and bullwhip. Dash to the airport and buy a plane ticket or catch a ferry to Leyte to head for Barangay Balud, Republic of the Philippines.

You will not have angry pygmies or excited natives chasing you, but you will find the hanging bridge across the river that looks like one out of an Indiana Jones movie.

“Holy, Indiana Jones !”

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You step carefully on to the bridge above the river and realize this is not a Hollywood movie set. It is a real bridge that citizens cross daily going to and from work. Some people cross the bridge several times a day.

I did it twice. Once to get to Barangay Balud. And, once to get back to the other side and walk home to Barangay Baras.

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