Attracted at an early age to the field of medicine by the famous Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Robert C. Turner from North Carolina becomes a successful physician. Together with his wife Melinda, a nurse from the Philippines, as well as some other expatriate Filipino colleagues, he joins a non-profit organization which goes on medical missions to the island state in the western Pacific Ocean yearly. Dr. Turner keeps a journal of each of these trips. In this book, he remembers his experiences in the Philippines. He describes the country and its people, whether it's the party atmosphere of the ubiquitous fiestas, the picturesque life of the dying out solo fishermen, the controversial ancient tradition of cockfighting or the beauty contests for young women. Hospitality is practiced from the rich and poor alike, and family comes first in this country so full of culture and distinctive social traits. About the Author: Robert C. Turner, MD is a retired internist from Greenville, NC, USA. He has participated in numerous Medical Missions to the Philippines in the past 20 years. In this book, he recounts many unique and interesting experiences in the Philippines. He has found the Filipino people to be engaging and friendly. He hopes that you will enjoy reading about his adventures and learning that they could have occurred only in the Philippines.