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Escape to Zanzibar
By Don Eliseo Lucero Prisno III
The Netherlands
Wed 5th December 2012

Many have heard about a place called Zanzibar.  Unbeknownst to many, it is an archipelago enclave in Tanzania known not only for its beauty but also for its rich history.  During this trip to Tanzania, I saw to it that I should not miss the island.  The last time I was in this country, I did not have much time to go around. 

I took a weekend trip to Zanzibar.  It was a short respite from the busy schedule I had in the capital Dar es Salaam.  The island can be reached by ferry or plane from Tanzania’s capital.  A few friends and I took a morning ferry and hit the clear waters of the coast of Tanzania fronting the Indian Ocean.  As the ferry, or I should say, fast catamaran, approached the island, one would understand the importance of the place to the region’s history.
90 years of Leyte Normal University


Sat 15th October 2011

It was a sentimental homecoming.  Tacloban City has been my world for my entire childhood and teenage years.  It is the place of San Juanico Bridge and MacArthur landing site.  I spent a big part of my formative years in the islands of Leyte and Samar.  I had my entire education from grade 1 to fourth year high school at Leyte Normal University (LNU).
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I have lots of fond memories of this university.  I was enrolled here as it was an affordable public institution yet offers very high educational standards.  I was lucky as this was the best elementary and high school in the region. It was also convenient studying at LNU since my mother worked just across the street in a government office (GSIS).
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