Montebello Villa Hotel
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... at, run at, spoken to, and called 'Joe' (some internal joke that the Filipinos have, calling westerners Joe!). The street was part of a very run down area of Cebu City lined with shanti huts. We pulled over for Jing to retrieve his camera from his home and see if his cousin wanted to join us for the evening. His home was way up high, above all the shacks below, but was some simple concrete pillars with plastic sheets down the sides to protect them from the rain. We ...
... as there had been some changes. I shut my eyes (not asleep-I was just tired and didn't want to have to deal with all the 'happy new year' greetings that were about to start and a few minutes later I hear my name being called on the loud speaker. They went through (the wrong) gates only a few metres behind me!!!! You would think someone would notice the western girl sitting there completely alone in the departure lounge and guess it was the missing passenger? Nope... but I made the flight ...
... city, to Fort San Pedro. The fort was built in the mid 16th century by the the spanish under the command of Legazpi. The fort over history, has stood the test of time, acting as a strong hold, for spanish against the portugese, british, and even the filipino revolutionaries in the 19th century. The fort now houses old memorablia, representing the spanish as well as the history of Philippines over the last 6 centuries..
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... I sneak away early the next morning and get a tricycle to the ferry terminal. "**** Score" Boracay's beautiful White Beach is offset by the many tourists that use it and the development that support them. Services are good but living costs are high. I could certainly live here, but would choose not to. **** Score - 6.5 "Cebu City" I get get a ferry across to Caticlan and a tricycle to the nearby airport. I check in but have trouble with my luggage again. Not allowed ...
... number of mixed relationships and marriages usually involving western men and Philippine women. This happens in Thailand as well but there it circles much more around the sex trade and prostitution - here it seems to be more long term and permanent. Like most third world countries, the rural areas prove to be much more attractive than the larger urban centres. The people in general are extremely open and friendly, smiling and saying hello as they pass you on ...