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Travel Blogs from Puerto Galera
... are no grocery store packets/plastic bags. Instead, all of our goodies were packed into a used box and closed up with some string. Brilliant recycling.
One vendor had some chickens and ribs on a spit. We went for the ribs, which we absolutely devoured with some salad on our porch one evening. It went down well with the sunset and a few San Miguel's.
The next few days were spent diving. The boats were much smaller than we ...
... It was also rainy today and getting back into the boat was quite a chore as the dive site was located on the point where two currents come together. The currents and stormy weather contributed to rough seas which made the entry to the boat difficult. Our second dive was at Sabang wrecks which was an easy dive around 3 small fishing ...
... various stalls (70P), have bags x-rayed for no particular
reason, stagger onto boat along wobbly, narrow gangplank with half
your body weight attached, wait for a stupid amount of time to try
and fill the boat with passengers.
I did manage a little
snooze on the boat despite the serious rocking and large waves coming
over the sides. We tried not to laugh TOO much when the Filippino
girl opposite and her fancy phone got a soaking. The rest of ...
... again - its a quick trip from Manila and relatively inexpensive, so it will be easy to do as a last minute thing.
We arrived back from Puerto Galera on Wednesday, which was also Laura's birthday. So we headed out for a fancy birthday dinner at the Champagne Room in the Manila Hotel (thanks to Laura's mom for footing the bill!!). It was very swanky and the food was absolutely delicious. The hotel was built in the early 1900s so the restaurant ...
... milkfish de-boned, and the fish mixed with pork, raisins, carrots, onion, garlic and egg, and then stuffed back in the fish)...so good. Fireworks on New Year's Eve is nothing new for an American, but the sheer volume and noise of the firecrackers, echoing in the narrow, smoke-filled alleys was definitely an experience. None of us lost a hand, or were hit by stray celebratory bullets, and so the new year truly is a happy one. It's my year...the Year of the Rabbit.