Garden Orchid Hotel
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Great hotel to stay in Mindanao!
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As the accompanying local headline indicates, there is a question of which terrorist or rebel faction might have been behind the recent assassination attempt in Zamboanga. But there is little question that stuff happens in southern Mindanao. So when we first arrived and strange men grabbed for our bags, I attempted to decline - just as in other …
Is a highly urbanized city located in Mindanao, Philippines. It is the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula Region.
This city is more focus on commerce and industrial situations, so this is why the tourism is not popular in this area.
Flew the length of the Philippines today, stunning countryside, what a visual feast. All up a 9 hour flight.
There were so many luscious beautiful sights along the way - from farmland, seaside villages, reefs, islands and more islands. At first glance my track map looks like I was out in the middle ...
... Then in the waiting lounge a lady came over with a menu offering breakfast for only 75P ($1.75). After the fight I just had at the restaurant this was so ridiculous. I even told the lady I had just paid 190P for breakfast and had I known I could have ate here for less. I also got a water bottle for 15P (.35 cents) as I had nothing to drink from last night. Another lady ...
... I had to get a jeepney from the public market. Again I had to figure out which one. I needed a jeepney to Calarian and confusingly there were jeepneys to Upper Calarian and Lower Calarian. The locals told me to take the one to Upper.
The jeepney headed west outside the city thru an area called Campo Islam. This was a Muslim neighbourhood I ...