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The flight from Puerto Princesa to Manila was uneventful, and to keep my day that way I took a pre-pay ticket taxi from the airport to the bus station and headed up island to Baguio, the gateway to the Cordillera, the mountainous region in Central Luzon.
I'd read online that the bus would take 6 hours but of course it took 8, so when I …
... English, it's strange but comforting.
At the second stop a man got on the bus with a crash helmet on, he sat at the back by us. Did he know something we didn't !!?? The driver was crazy, typical Asia, overtaking everything and anything, blind bend...no problem, 2 cars and a jeepney...no problem. I just sat back and relaxed as best I could whilst being thrown around like a rag doll! We arrived into Baguio 5 hours later. The scenery on the way up was stunning. So green and peaceful, ...
... go searching for a grave site. What an amazing sight...all the graves are above ground. Bodies are buried in concrete coffins, sometime stacked three high, with the coffins of recent dead being placed on top of the coffins of earlier generations of the same family. Weeds are growing all over. A cow (literally) is 'mowing' the ground. Some of the coffins are partially caved in, affording an unpleasant look inside. We find the site of the family grave, but could not find the ...
... set out for you is part and parcel.
Into a taxi. Out of a taxi. Into another taxi, on meter. Stayed in taxi. He has the worst radio station I've ever heard on. The woman and topics of discussion are almost Partridge comical.
We arrived at the station and I got out of the taxi. I must have still been pretty tired because I went over and handed 150php to the taxi driver who was stood just by me on the platform. Having paid him I turned round to Charlotte ...
... the stretch of descending steps is the ridge with an old gazebo for people to sit. The panorama of the Cordillera mountain range to the far north is something. Just before the gazebo the natives are selling gift items and renting Cordilllera costumes for the visitors to put on and take photos of. There are two huge Saint Bernard dogs to take photos with and four horses sit on for the camera. Parallel to this path is a covered staired alley ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Clean, hot shower and good staff. It was a little ways out of town, which was both good (for the noise) and bad (had to take taxis)
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