Philippine International Balloon Festival Highlights
Wow beautiful Philippines! Can you put on a big and beautiful show or what?
If you did not visit the Philippine International Balloon Festival on Clark Field, Pampanga, then you missed possibly the most colorful display of beauty and grace in the the Philippines this year.
We left Parañaque at 3.30am and arrived on Clark Field at around 5.00am to find the especially created balloon festival car park already partially full with at least a thousand cars, neatly marshaled by attendants on foot and on horseback. Spectators were already arriving on foot, on bicycles and motor bikes through Friendship Gate. Scores more were disgorging from Jeepneys and by 5.30am the whole area around the Philippine Air Force hangers was abuzz with a festive atmosphere on a scale quite unlike anything I have seen at the balloon festival in previous years.
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