Anito Quirino Hotel
Travel Blogs from Manila
... with the promise of more sleep deprivation does not bring out the best in me!!)
At 2:30am, we load onto a shuttle, and we’re just about ready to go, when an airline rep comes onboard and asks if anyone on the bus is on the Busuanga flight, which about half of us were. He tells us that we need to be on the bus parked just behind the bus we were on. This one was full of people from another flight that was canceled. Hmmm, would have been helpful to have ...
... flight I was on. I was utterly disorientated, took a look at my watch, which I thought said 6.40 [flight at 6.45] and jumped up, screamed "It's too late, I can't believe I've done this again..." before sprinting off, aiming at who knows what. This left a fair number of bystanders bewildered. Thankfully, I had misread my watch by an hour. The embarrassment was temporary, the relief permanent and I celebrated with a much needed coffee before boarding the flight for ...
... most amazing she had ever had so I had to at least have a peak. I figured I'd have some fresh fruit and tea, and that's exactly what I did. I gotta say though, perhaps I have just been at this a bit (or a lot) longer than her...I have seen way more impressive. Don't get me wrong, the breakfast offerings were massive but, nothing special. Nothing like those hand pulled noodles at the Renaissance in Shanghai. What is impressive...the fresh mango in ...
... day on a private tour was the only option. It was pricey compared to if we were to take a typical tour the next day, but this saved us a day and worked out in our favour. Once we were at the Underwater River, the entrance to the underwater cave was beautiful. Inside the cave were bats and many rock formations that resembled many things such as Jesus face, upside down poo, and monsters, to name a few. There were hundreds, perhaps thousands of bats flying around. Our way back into town, ...
... was open to the public!. The park was shady, cooler and humid and provides a haven for small birds. The park borders the Pasig River which could be smelt before it was seen. The stench of the river was overpowering. I have never seen a dead river like this and it was very sad to witness, the water is black and even the floating wter hyacinths which abound in rivers like the Chao Phraya in Bangkok were struggling to hold on to ...
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