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We arrived in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday August 7 only to be met by heavy rains instead of the beautiful Manila sunrise. My brother met my Mom and I at the airport and he reported that a lot of roads leading to the airport were impassable due to flooding. He was lucky to be able to get a taxi.There was a Hotel reservations desk at the airport so we decided to stay at a hotel ...
... we chatted outside in the heat! She made arrangements to come down to Cagayan on Sunday to meet me and take me to the various sites. Sally also gave me a complete list of recipients and some more photos.
Check in was interesting - a security check right at the front door then go to get the boarding passes. There I discovered that Compass Travel had booked me on a cheap deal with a baggage allowance of 15 kilos - my bag weighs ...
... Nachdem wir ja nun die Vollprofis sind, ist es natürlich schade, dass es zu Hause keine richtigen Surfwellen gibt, um das ganze auch regelmäßig weiterzutrainieren, beziehungsweise um erstmal richtig im echten Ozean zu üben. Da ist dann natürlich nochmal alles wieder ganz anders.
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an unfortunate habit of laughing underwater, which was penalised by
having to buy beers for everyone afterwards) but fortunately I improved
enough to get the bug, and was talked into joining them on the Advanced
Open Water course.
By then we'd picked up another Blue Mango Inn
resident - Tori - who became my dive buddy (poor thing). Anyway, long
story short, I managed to qualify and am so glad I did, ...
... memory of typhoon, fire, earthquakes and war. I think it's a nice symbol of the Filipino nation in that way.
Within the moated walls of Fort Santiago, we saw where national hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned during the Filipino Independence Movement until his execution in 1896. Golden footprints on the ground trace Rizal's slow walk to the Luneta, where he was shot, spinning around to defiantly face his executioners.
We moved from the walls of Intramuros, to ...