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Last Day on Palawan and Travel to Manila

Two Days in One

sunny 32 °C

On our last day here, Rob and Don decided to just lay around and take it easy. So the day was spent - mostly on our patio - editing pictures, getting the accounting up to date, etc. Rob shared some of his pictures with us and here is a video of the rough sea one day on the ship.

View of our hotel from the water - from Rob

View of our hotel from the water - from Rob


The dining area in the morning

The dining area in the morning

Crab fishers coming in with their catch

Crab fishers coming in with their catch

The hill to climb on the far side of the bay

The hill to climb on the far side of the bay


Rob left very early in the morning for the airport, his flight had been moved to an earlier time. I'm so glad we didn't book the same flight. Our flight was at 1:10 so we left about 10: 15. We walked down to the dock area, got the boat back across the bay, and climbed the hill on the other side. Then it was about a 1/2 hour van ride to the airport. We shared the ride with another couple who were on an earlier flight, otherwise we would have left a little later. Once we checked in, we found our flight was a little delayed, but only 1/2 hour or so.

Once we arrived in Manila, we got a taxi to our accommodation. We had a very talkative cab driver, although he didn't recognize the name of our B&B and it took awhile to get him going to the right part of town. What horrific traffic here, solid cars and busses, not so many motorbikes. It must have taken nearly an hour to get there.
This is a converted old house, lots of charm, but a tiny room we can hardly move in. The owner is very helpful and shares his local knowledge very freely. As soon as we got settled in, we went out for a meal. We walked over to a new development, Rockwell, that is nearby and had supper at a Greek restaurant in the mall. Not the best, but I was starving by then, so it was good enough. Rockwell, is a huge (15 hectares) development with condos, shopping, office buildings, you name it. Work, live, eat, all in the same area! We stopped to check out the model on display and had a salesman trying to get us interested right away! By the time we walked back to our place it was getting dark, so time to retire to our room.
La Casita Mercedes

La Casita Mercedes

Our tiny room

Our tiny room


A model of the Rockwell development

A model of the Rockwell development

Posted by katdill 14:10 Archived in Philippines

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