Monday July 18, 2016 Goodbye El Nido: Hello Port Barton and Prince John's Lodging and Restaurant.
After our experience on the Cherry Bus, we allowed our next host to arrange a van to Port Barton. We are ready and waiting before the appointed 7:00 AM but 7:00 AM comes and goes. We have just enough internet connection to contact Prince John’s Lodging and Restaurant to check on the van. The van will be there by 8:00 AM. The van man arrives with the question, “What time is your
Saturday, July 9, 2016 Bright and early we claim our seats on the Cherry Bus to El Nido. We have an eight hour journey ahead of us, but the bus is air conditioned and there’s Wi-Fi on board. Well, the bus is air conditioned. The Wi-Fi isn’t working.
*Aside* The Wi-Fi may never have worked a day in its life. It’s hard to tell about things like that in the Philippines.
If I say the bus ride was exciting it will probably give you the wrong impression, but the bus ride was exci
*Aside* As if it all hasn’t been different already, right?
*Disclaimer* This is a long posting. We did a lot in Puerta Princesa
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Our email documents from the 2Go Ferry tell us to check in at the dock four hours before the departure time of 1:30pm. We have our doubts that this is completely necessary but when we arrive (earlier than the advised four hours) we see why. It’s not 10:00 AM yet and already there is pandemonium at the entrance. Cars and taxi
Friday, July 1, 2016 Back in Manila
We booked an adorable little AirBnB condo - actually another Avida Tower unit, but more north and slightly west of our original Manila, Makati location. The space is smaller than the previous space - all one room - but two walls are completely full of built-in closets and shelves with doors. Even the tiny efficiency kitchen closes up and disappears. The refrigerator has matching door faces so it also disappears. You can fold up the table,
Saturday June 25, 2016: Dumaguete
We reverse our trip from Puerto Galera back to Manila: boat, then van, then arrive Manila Airport. Atlantis has made arrangements for our transfer to Dumaguete. We claim our luggage from the van, flow through security, and wait in line - for a few minutes. The Atlantis magicians arrange a group check-in for us, allowing us to simply go to the other side of the barrier where they delivered our boarding passes! Sweet! We have plenty of time to