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I've started this blog to keep track of what I'll be doing during my time in Iloilo and to use for my portfolio when I get back to uni. Although i have no idea how to use it properly, I'll try and keep it updated so you can read about and follow what I've been doing, hopefully it works!
Malakat na ako!
... interesting, and beautiful. So with this in mind, I thought maybe there is a reason that everyone is going to Boracay - I'll go see what all the fuss is about! On top of that there seemed to be a plethora of dive shops on the island and it seemed like the kind of place where I could receive very good instruction and a solid entry into scuba diving.
So after a flight from Manila to Kalibo, and then a bus from Kalibo to Caticlan, and then a boat ...
Anyway. What a laugh. Not a good situation to find myself in and I didn’t handle it perfectly but I was able to chuckle freely about it.
I spent the next day at Starbucks (travel abruptly halted) doing more research on the accommodation situation in the country. I find out that I need to look for "Inns" or “Pension houses”. “Lodges” can be ok but are most frequently a place where people go for hanky panky and can be ...
... good there in Iloilo City. There's also an SM and a Robinson's Place in Iloilo City. Iloilo City can be entered from Manila via the new airport located in the municipality of Cabatuan. There's also a delicious bibingka that's from the municipality of Balasan, but it's a 3-hour drive from Iloilo City. And there are good restaurants in Iloilo City, some are Breakthrough, Tatoy's, Deco's, etc. The main dialects of this city are Ilonggo and ...
... of the workers walk past me while I'm splashing around in the pool. I resist the temptation to smile and wave. Might not go down well.
That night I wander along the shoreline to Sabang looking for a massage. Sabang is only a few streets cluttered with bars, food joints and shops. I see a massage place with Filipinas sitting outside wearing light pant suit uniforms. Always a good sign the place is legitimate with no sleazy extra offerings. Nothing to see here, I ...