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... that serves Canadian comfort foods. I had a great hamburger...best I have ever had I think.
After dinner we headed to the Katherines to drop them off and hang out there for a while. They live in a kind of a squatters area where many military families live. Kind of run down, it was really really hot. We got back into the van and headed to Makati for the hotel.
Back to the new Holiday Inn and we were up a couple floors ...
... two hours, taking a million pictures and getting our photos taken a million times (because we're white and tall we are essentially celebrities in the Philippines, and are often getting stopped to have our photos taken).
After the cemetery we hopped back on the LRT to try to find Chinatown.
Filipinos are sooo friendly and sooo helpful, but will often give you directions even if they have no idea ...
... using the elevator in a fire. In reality, this sign should have 107 Filipinos, 18 inches shorter than the currently depicted Frenchman Bigfoot, packed into a stairwell tight and tidy, fleeing from a blaze. That would be more accurate. (Seriously, where it's awkward in the US to be in an elevator with more than 5-6 people in it, rarely a time goes by where there are fewer than 15 people per elevator car. And the stairs are only fire stairs, no recreational use ...
... be); hotel
accommodation (conveniently accessible from the airport); transportation from
the airport to the hotel, v.v; free phone calls, text or e-mails, and first
aid, if necessary and - never happened. not even an
apology. they just stare at us and said the there is an aircraft
something that they didn't not explain further.
(c) Reimbursement of the value of the fare, including taxes and surcharges,
of the ...
... boat lights were bobbing about in the distance. We had made it to Juan's homeland and it felt good; he was in a whole different realm. To try and figure out what was going through his head would have been a fools errand. I can't even begin to imagine his thoughts. I haven't even been alive 35 years, let alone remember any of the first 5. He walked his own pace and looked out at the horizon with a very mesmerized look. 47 years.