Paradise and a Pandemic in the Philippines | Pink Pangea
I witnessed the start of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst in the island paradise of the Philippines, where I spent a month with my sister. The anchor was a wedding, my sister a bridesmaid. It was a month we will never forget, but not for the reasons we would have imagined.
We were due to fly to the capital, Manila, arriving on Sunday 19 January and returning to the UK on Sunday 16 February. Just under a week before our departure, the Taal volcano erupted for the first time in 43 years. Our initial