Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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So it wasn't as straightforward as Chris and I thought, to just get a bus from Alaminos to San Juan. Our first bus, air conditioned, but standing room only, took us over an hour, to Dagupan. Since we were standing, we were unable to eat our breakfast, that we had bought from a street vendor in Alaminos. So boiled eggs and rice soup in hand, we swapped from one bus to another in Dagupan, but this time it was a 4x2 (4 seats one side, 2 seats the other), open ...
As a side trip from Baguio we caught a bus down to the western coast, just north of San Fernando, to the "surfing capital of northern Luzon." We stayed in another very noisy room, but it was cheap and spacious. We also found my favorite restaurant so far called Aplaya (on the road near Kahuna's surf resort). It was a sweet little turo turo (point point) that had awesome breakfast and the best fried chicken I have ever had. I think the best ...
... tobacco fields. Tom says that each town and district produce only a few types of goods. I guess corn and tobacco grow the best here due to the ocean and the climate.
As we drive though Pasiquin, I ask what all these vendors are selling. Large white bags of salt and 2L jugs of vinegar. We pull over so I can get to the beach, it's beautiful all lined with fishing boats. Too bad the beach is scattered with litter. ...
IMPRESSIONS: PEOPLE – very friendly, very helpful, excellent English, BEACHES – well-deserved reputation for amazing beaches, variety from surfers-beaches to white sand, blue water, zero people NATURE – impressive volcanoes, amazing rice paddies, nice treks, very touristy at known places – sometimes feels more like Disney world than a national park, SURFING – great waves for all skill levels, DIVING – sites I dived was very average, sure there ...
... and in just seconds I was in my rash guard and board shorts... I took an hour class; paid 400 pesos; Monday was the name of my instructor, he was cool and a kind guy, not intimidating,,, all smiles... learning the basic was very easy with him; he was not boring and easy to get along; I was never intimidated as I thought I would be... ...