Travel Blogs from Angeles
Olangapo is a city that I thought was near some nice water and a bay. It is a port for old navy and marines. There is not much here except a few model airplanes and monuments from war and I'm not sure why I came here because the bay is not swimmable and very dirty. It is polluted with oil from the boats. Across the river from Olangapo ...
... the bar tab later. Then as long as your hotel is on Fields you can stagger home at any time and feel safe. But be warned if you stray more than a street or two off Fields at night you have increased your risk of trouble a thousand fold, dont do it. Sleep, eat, party and play on Fields Avenue and you will have a great time, trust me ...
... in relaxation. Suspended in a womb of tropical waters, focusing on breathing becomes reflex – not just to conserve air and prolong your bottom time, but also to control buoyancy. Once you’re accustomed to the weightlessness and sting of salt in your sinuses, you’re free to meditate on the lonely musical tinkling of your bubbles and feint chomping crackles from the coral eaters.
I turn to my dive buddies to find them all gawking and pointing into ...
... along with gallons of cold drinks. Stomachs bulging, we had an
hour's mini-bus ride back to Angeles, arriving back in the early
evening and the start of happy hour in many of the bars. The main
strip is crammed with an odd assortment of fancy hotels and tightly
squeezed, amusingly named bars (Eruptions or Tugs anyone?) with mesh
windows and dim interiors. Outside each bar, blank eyed scantily clad
GROs (Guest Relation Officers- a lovely euphemism) posed and flirted
There is only one reason to visit Angeles City and thats for the Gogo bars and all the lovely ladies found inside and out.
Smaller than Pattaya and not near as nice, Angeles City is about an hour and half taxi ride from Manila. A much better option is to fly directly to old Clark Air Force on one of Asia's low cast airlines such as Air Asia or Cebu Air and then 10 minutes after landing you can find yourself on Walking Street.
Angeles went through some rough ...