Feb 042007

I don’t like saying this about many places, but Manila is a shithole.  It’s not a bad place as such, there are great things to do, just not a lot of things to see, and the place is a lesson in how not to design a city. Any wannabe urban planner should come here for […]

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Feb 032007

Just a brief post tonight.  I’m back in Manila – in fact I cam back yesterday from Malapascua – boat, dodgy boat transfer, 4hr bus, taxi to airport, flight, taxi to Makati to sisters.  Long day.  Anyway, was out on a ‘culinary tour’ with the crowd from Old Manila Walks this afternoon, accompanying my bro-in-laws […]

 Posted by at 5:03 pm
Feb 022007

I did another boat dive at Chocolate Islandat 1030 this morning.  This one had a niceer entrance as the wind which had challenged my sleep last night had died down a bit.  We did a two way dive against, tehn with the current.  Nothing too great, but we did see Mantis Shrimp, several nudibranches and a ‘wiggly arsed fish’….which translated […]

 Posted by at 11:25 am
Feb 022007
Two Thresher Sharks, and more...

Well I’ve realised I’ve spoiled myself a bit in the first year of my diving.  Philippines, yes, and yes again. Perhentians, yes.  Cambodia(?!), yes.  Sipadan, oooooh yes!  And here I am back in the Philippines, but in Malapascua Island.  I descended the mooring line around 7am in a big swell, strong surface current, and a relatively […]

 Posted by at 11:20 am
Jan 292007

I had to do some cooking lessons…or reminders… today. I was left home alone in my sister’s place, so had to fend for myself. I resisted the temptation to go out for breakfast (I’ve only got borrowed Pesos anyway due to the useless exchange at Bangkok airport), and had to make myself a coffee and […]

 Posted by at 5:29 am
Jan 282007

Jeepney! I arrived in Manila early this morning after quite a long day. I was getting ‘pestered’ by a Filipino girl (no, not like that!) on my last flight from Bangkok, who decided to have a mid aisle chat, then move to the window seat next to me (since I was the only one in […]

 Posted by at 5:01 am
Jan 182007

After much time online I have decided to head out and see my sister in Manila from 28th until 5th Feb before flying to Aus. Krabi to Bangkok to Manila to Singapore for under 100 UK pounds….thank you Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways!! Kerry – kick the maid out! Have to dash – […]

 Posted by at 9:26 am