CNN has an iReport article from Rebecca High. Rebecca is a 22 year old Peace Corps volunteer currently in Seoul, South Korea. High remarked that she was “struck by the contrast between the area’s poverty and its remarkabe natural beauty.
First impression, and did it change?
Waiting for a connecting flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa, I came face-to-face with this sign on the back of a bathroom stall: “Life is a process not a destination, a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.”
It was the perfect motto to confront after a stressful week at work and mad rush to the airport that morning. I walked out of the bathroom and looked out the huge windows of the airport, across the runway to the green hills and palms beyond. And I knew that this would be a life-changing adventure. My impression didn’t change, and I consider my time in Palawan a very worthwhile education.