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... pin down but, I was able to pull off leaving on Sunday, July 27 so after no less than six missed opportunities, I finally had the chance to see Jacqueline and Marc when they were in town (yay!).
First stop: Manila! My flight left SFO at 1:00 AM on Monday morning. After a 14 hour flight to Hong Kong it was just a swift two hour flight to Manila where a lovely gentleman from the Shangri La hotel was waiting for me on Tuesday morning. The ride ...
... an exercise of patience; we got stonewalled in some sketchy little towns cause the ferries apparently did not run the days we thought they did, or the times either. All you can do is relax and have a beer or 10 (buck a beer). Have not seen a cock fight yet, maybe Vietnam. There were a couple of places with nothing to do, so we drank and walked around malls, not too bad I guess.. Off to Malaysia tomorrow
Thinking of everyone at home
... able to pay a visit to Bakers Hill; a beautiful garden with many plants that reminded me of a Japanese garden. Boracay- 6 days on the "Party Island" of the Philippines. A beautiful beach spans most of the 7km wide island on the tourist side. The hotel we stayed at was so cool. Named Nigi-Nigi, the hotel consisted of hut like structures. Our room was pretty awesome. The main level had the main king size bed for Mary & Darcy, the washroom and a bamboo balcony with lush greenery all ...
... to celebrate with me and we actually managed two rounds before i was done! After the display a number of them went off to other pubs and clubs but I was looking forward to getting back to the hostel to use the wifi and catch up on all the amazing messages I've been sent for my birthday which is a an absolute delight when I'm away from home and some of which were real crackers.
My young sis Diane made me sing Happy Birthday out loud as ...
... war "disguised" themselves as poor farmers and the youngest of these guerrilla fighters was just 9 years old! Corregidor was one of the most heavily attacked islands in the Pacific during World War II - in 24 hours it was hit with 16,000 shells. Stella told us a story how she went up to a remote part of the island with some US Marines and they found some shells laying around. She asked the Marine if the shell was live and he examined it and said that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostel 1632 Manila
hot water in certain times only.
wifi didn't work at all
staff was incredibly unhelpful
room was fairly small
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.