Typhoon Yolanda – Foreigners Perspective A Year After Tragedy Struck
Before I planned out my trip to the Philippines I did some research of places where I wanted to see and visit. One of the places I knew that I must visit was Tacloban. I vaguely remembered a horrible typhoon that hit the Philippines the year before. At the time that the typhoon devastated the region, I had never even thought about visiting the country.. It just never seems the same when you hear about a tragedy from a distance. Sure, you feel bad for the victims when you see pictures on a tv screen, but when you step foot on the ground where 1000’s of people got swept out to sea it takes on a whole new form. Coming face to face with what took place, gave me a whole new perspective. While, I was a foreigner in a devastated community, they welcomed me and helped shed light on the magnitude of what took place.