What It's Like in the Philippines
I've been coming here every year since 2000. Olongapo is a great little city with lots of history, but is little known except to those that were stationed here when the US Navy occupied Subic Naval Base. It's a great place to visit and prefer being here than in Manila.
What I hope to do is to show through photos what life here is like. The people here are very industrious and business oriented. Families are close and tend to spend time with each other more.
There is much activity throughout the city at almost every hour of the day and the night life is quite active with the many clubs offering live entertainment and karaoke. Shopping in Olongapo is quite varied in that there are many kinds of shopping facilities which includes a Mall built around 2004 and the many vendors located in the Public Market.
Of course there are also the many businesses that line the streets of Olongapo where you will find almost anything you would need from grocery items to electronics. Unlike public transportation in the US or many other countries, getting around the city is made possible by the elaborate system of tricycles (motorcycles with a side car) and jeepney's.