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11 thoughts on “Wednesday – 6 Oct 2010

  1. Yeah a think i have read all of your post and looked at all the pics,the falls look real nice.we are looking forward to do alot of driving to check out new spots,I really enjoy driving around the country.When we lived in subic we were all over northern Luzon great country.
    Yes we have been to Malajog beach a few times like it there also.looking forward to the drive to TaclobanI have heard so much about the bridge
    enroute.three years ago the roads were terrible,glad they are much better know.

    1. I understand that Hindag-an Falls is in the town of…Hindag-an. So if you want to look it up on the map and try to find it that’s the only landmark I can give you. I was just riding to get there.
      Yes the San Juanico bridge. A very beautiful bridge. The bridge looks long, but the part that actually goes over water is not that long. The whole bridge is though.
      Worth taking a few pictures of for the scrap book though. Right past the bridge on the Leyte side, on the left is a nice little park to stop to have a picnic too. It’s the one from the pictures here in the blog.
      Yes roads are so much better now. I never wanted to go to Tacloban before, because I’d get so tired of the holes. But now, it’s smooth sailing, 99% of the way.
      Always going to be some kind of construction going on somewhere though.
      I hope you enjoy your trip.

  2. LOL Well you are my favorite Uncle that starts with a J so it’s not a burden so I will be happy to bring or send you whatever you would like. I can’t imagine living for so long without the simple lil things that you could miss from the States! And I know we will be sad to leave you guys!!!

    1. You say you will be sad to leave, but you might not. You might be glad to be getting back to a more comfortable setting for you.
      This place takes some adjusting to. That’s why I tell people that want to move here, to be sure to try it out a few times, before you do.

  3. Yes UJ I’m reading all this….lol. I dont know if I wanna ride in the POS b/c I think I would be fearing for my life the whole time….lol
    If it would be easier for you guys we could always fly from Manila to where you guys are. We can just shop before we fly to you guys. We don’t mind traveling to where ever you think would be cool to take us. We are wanting to see the beauty in the Philippines!
    I don’t mind putting their names out there. My husband is Matthew and our son is Wyatt! I can’t wait for Wyatt to meet the beautiful Miss Precious!

    1. Don’t worry, the POS will be cured or not there at all.
      Sure it would be easier for us, but that’s not the point. You want to go shopping in Manila, you can’t do that by yourself. Y’all would be lost and the difference in the cultures is going to be rough enough with help. You’ll see, there is “no way” y’all can shop in Manila by yourselves, since you’ve never even been to the Philippines before. Everyone else reading this agree with me?????
      In order to show you the ‘beauty’ of the Philippines, and there is a lot of it, we will have to show you some of the ‘ugly’ too. You are so sensitive, you better bring a couple boxes of tissues. When you see how some of these people have to live, you are going to cry.
      The #1 thing it seems for people to do around here to keep from getting too bored is go to the ocean. So in the short time that y’all will be here, I bet that you will end up going to the ocean or some type of swimming at least 3, maybe 4 times (if we stay at the hotel in Pampanga). No need for bathing suits, everyone just uses T-shirts and shorts. Guess you can bring one if you want though. You’d be the only one wearing one though.
      Hi Matthew!! Hi Wyatt!!

      1. I agree with you John. They need you there with them when they arrive in Manila. Fish out of water comes to mind.

        I remember my first trip in June 2003. I had seen pictures of the poverty but that did not prepare me for seeing it in person. I was stunned at how some of the people live.

        I leave for the airport in 30 minutes. A friend is picking me up, we will go to Perkins for breakfast and then to the airport. From here to Salt Lake City, then to Tokyo and then to Manila. 27 hours and 45 minutes from wheels up to wheels down. Blech!

  4. THREE visitors from home! Do you realize that’s six free checked luggage? 😉 I’m thinking about a mountain bike packed properly in its box. Hahaha..

    I knew you’d get MGA on the first try, JJ. Chugging right along in the local language department. A++

    1. I’m not going to ask them to bring me a mountain bike. It’s their first international travel, and that’s hard enough.
      Well then that makes one of us, I thought I’d screw it up for sure.

      1. Sounds like you will be busy when your niece arrives,but they should have
        have alot of fun.I think they will enjoy the drive from manila to Samar, I sure did when we made that trip.where is Hindag-an falls and Tambis sounds like nice places to check out.with six bags good chance to get some of your favorite foods.

        1. Yeah it sounds like a very busy week. Be nice if it was longer, but I understand that they can not get off work for longer than that. I figure that after 1 week though for their 1st international travel, they will be either very sad to leave, or very happy. We’ll try to make their adventure positive, so they will be sad to leave.
          As long as the vehicle runs well, yes, they should enjoy the drive. And we will be sure to have the best vehicle or vehicles available. If we have to, we’ll carry them in one car and their luggage in another. I’ll not be putting them or anyone in danger by bringing a sub-standard vehicle. I’m going to talk them into flying back from here though. Don’t think it’ll take much talking.
          Hindag-an Falls and Forest Park is down around Tambis. I guess you have not read all my posts. I’ve been talking about about this place for quite a few posts. All of the water pictures I have on here are either there or at Malajog beach. The video I have on here “Small Leap for a Big Man” is at Hindag-an Falls. If you’d like to see more of it, please check out the earlier pictures and even the video.
          I’ve already asked her to bring me some things. I’ve going to ask for a few more. I don’t want to over burden her though, she’s my favorite niece whose name starts with a J, so I couldn’t do that to her.

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