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Breakfast in Bali, lunch in Singapore and dinner in Manila, this was our day yesterday. So what did we eat? kidding, who cares!!
We are in the Philippines, and well Manila is not very tourist friendly i would say. A bit of a less horrible version of Jarkarta but pretty up there in the i-hate-this-place category.
Hate is a strong word. There are nice things here. The people for one, are ...
... through the streets of Manila. Each vehicle seems to be named and uniquely decorated by its owner / driver, who stops anywhere people or jump up and down sufficiently to grab his attention. Once on board, the 8 peso (12 pence) fee is passed along the line of passengers to the driver, who then sends any change back in the same fashion.
We arrived at the National Museum, eventually found ...
... We took a tour through the Underground river, beautiful area and a neat cave to explore through. We took a boat tour to several islands with beautiful sandy beaches, snorkeling, kayaking and great food. Rented scooters several days to explore the island and local villages, we found some of the most beautiful beaches during our adventures and ended our days with a nice dinner and a few drinks while listening to some local singers. We toured a butterfly museum and enjoyed meeting some ...
... standards, let alone central small town Indonesia! It was so good (and reasonable) we ended up eating our first and only three meals in Ubud at the one place!
That evening we bought tickets to a local fire dance show down the street not knowing what to expect. It started off with a large group of men making a variety of sounds which created a very unique melody followed by two dancing Indonesian women. The show was interesting and slightly boring but really finished ...
... my happiest and most exciting visits ever.
For the most part, the
Ship's management team did a wonderful job in the planning and
preparation for our ship's arrival in Manila so the Filipino crew
could take some time off and be with their family even if only for a
short while. Most of the Filipino crew brought their kids and wives
on the ship and they were able to see where Daddy or Mommy work.
Another surprise for us was ...