Las Palmas Hotel
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Stopped for dinner at our favourite schwarma restaurant, not far from the hotel. Chicken kebabs and hummous and fabulous fresh naan!!! Unfortunately, no pictures.
Highlight of Manilla was walking the boardwalk along Manilla Bay, watching the men fish, all ages exercising, venders and massage "therapists" offering their services. Also enjoyed the SunCruise tour of Island of Corrigidor- former stronghold of American and Japenese troops where MacArthur promised his return. Found a great Middle East restaurant …
A lazy day started with breakfast in the hotel terrace bar. After researching what to do with our time in Indonesia, we checked out of the room at noon and went back to the mall to escape the heat. This allowed us to pick up kebabs for lunch (our diet in the Philippines has not been the healthiest...) and wander around like lost sheep for the afternoon.
Back at the hotel we finally managed ...
... my friends that are geography buffs Palawan Island is located south of Luzon Island where Manila is, with the northern coast of the island along the South China Sea, while the southern coast forms part of the northern limit of the Sulu Sea. Palawan Island is very undeveloped and traditional. Wildlife, jungle mountains, and white sandy beaches are resplendent here.
At the Puerto Princesa airport I found a trike driver (a motorbike with a largeish sidecar) attached who knew ...
... overtop! It was actually quite comfortable for the price but once again the heat got the best of us and we had a terrible sleep. On the third night we stayed in the bale which was a bamboo shelter with adjustable walls that was situated right on the beach. We had the front fully opened as we slept with a mosquito net around us and the sound of waves washing ashore. We woke up on our final morning with the crystal blue water and sunny skies right in front of our bed! We were sad to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLas Palmas Hotel Manila
Front desk service somewhat indifferent. Internet access over $6 an hour. Internet Cafe nearby $2/hour. Although it is quite central, would not stay there again.
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