The Manor at Camp John Hay
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We were supposed to check out of Hotel Le Monet today and head northwards into the rice terraces. But we're really digging the serenity and cool climes of Camp John Hay, so... we moved up the street to The Manor, in order to stay here for one more day (Hotel Le Monet is completely booked out for some business conference).
It's Thursday, …
Several shipmates and I were able to go the Army's R&R camp at Camp John Hay in Baguio City.
We took a bus from Olangapo to Baguio. At the gate outside Olangapo, there was a couple of Negritos standing. They were the indigenous people and lived very primitively even then. They were clad in loincloths and the man carried a bow rhat …
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... was a lazy man's "trek", by the way - they drove us 20 kilometers and we hiked one kilometer to the crater lake), the more barren the landscape became. I tried to order the photos in a way that you can see the progression - the beginning of the drive was pretty green, with plenty of trees, and then it started to look like the freakin moon. All of the mountains and hills in the pictures are actually made of lahar (volcanic ash and rock)- the area was so completely destroyed ...
... known also as “Filipino time” or “stretch time” in Malaysia/India. As we noticed throughout our stay, there are no clocks to be found almost anywhere in public.
Getting the stamp in our passports (free visa for 21 days) and nice small from handsome immigration officer were the proof that we are in the country of nice, smiley people who don’t care much about time and modern life on the treadmill.
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