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... might expect for 4.30am. There was no chill in the air and the morning was still. A few Filipino men and women waited to board the van.There was smoke in the street from a fire nearby and the headlamps from the odd passing trike illuminated it, shards of light slicing through it. We hopped aboard and the last lady to join us was probably only 4ft tall, she had such dark brown eyes they looked almost black in hazy dark morning but her face ...
... that I could videotape him and take his photos. Sucker. I was really just watching to see that he didn't die so that I could give it a try once I got over my fear of heights. Fortunately we both made it down safely, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this blog entry. Unfortunately we had to head back to the airport and fly back to Manila. I definitely need to come back another visit to see what more this beautiful island has to ...
It's always sad leaving at the end of a holiday, although we are only travelling to Manila for another four nights. Puerto Princesa in my opinion was better than it's press which seemed quite critical of it's disjointed township. OK, it was a hotchpotch of buildings and streets, but it added to its character. The poor old Church of the Immaculate Conception certainly looked as a lick of paint would add to its beauty. The Bay Walk was rather overrated and didn't offer much, least ...
... and towering trees. It was kind of a strange place, this conservation park. Half the time we thought it was odd the way some of the animals on display seemed to be forgotten about, and other times it seemed more like a real jungle setting. Either way, we appreciated the beauty and especially the beauty of the surrounding area as giant mountains were the backdrop everywhere we looked.
From here, we made two more stops: one to a lookout point and another to Baker's ...
... all of this? I guess it is simply to point out that travelers talk to each other and learn from each other - tourists tend to remain strangers to each other and rarely make the effort to forge new friendships and/or get beyond simple surface like conversation. When all is said and done, one beach melds into another and few places actually find a place in my memory. But people do. I remember people. The good and the bad. And for me that is the truth of it. Happy New ...