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    Philippines trip

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    Well i made it so far. Smooth flight.

    Now I'm packed into a mini bus and entering that unmistakable Phills traffic. Stop/go stop/go ,dreaming of getting out of 2nd gear

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    Just checked into a guest room at wife's family's place in Manila. Got ac. This threads gonna be hit and miss as far as updates


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    They making you pay?

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    ^^ I can understand bringing your luggage, but why did you bring a water jug as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    ^^ I can understand bringing your luggage, but why did you bring a water jug as well?
    That's a French press for making coffee. I travel with an Aeropress, as glass in your luggage would be dumb.

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    ^ That big blue thing is a french press? It's fooking huge!!!!!!!!!!!

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    ^
    Oops. Didn't see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    They making you pay?
    No. What kind of a question is that.

    Btw Topper, the water jug was there in the room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    (Started a new thread)

    Well i made it so far. Smooth flight.

    Now I'm packed into a mini bus and entering that unmistakable Phills traffic. Stop/go stop/go ,dreaming of getting out of 2nd gear
    Could be a good one this.

    Enjoy your trip.

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    I'd rather just be hoteling it the whole time. But she wants to spend time with her family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    No. What kind of a question is that.

    Btw Topper, the water jug was there in the room

    It’s a very simple question. You said you checked in. Most people check into a paying hotel. Arrived or dropped by would normally be more appropriate if you were visiting family.

    So which is it?

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    Now let's keep the fighting out of this thread, Willy


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    It’s a very simple question. You said you checked in. Most people check into a paying hotel. Arrived or dropped by would normally be more appropriate if you were visiting family.

    So which is it?
    Checked in might not have been the most appropriate way to word it. But no. Not paying anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    That's a French press for making coffee. I travel with an Aeropress, as glass in your luggage would be dumb.

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    I wouldn't have brought it if not for the premium American Tourister hard case luggage. But that aero thing looks handy
    Last edited by Backspin; 24-03-2024 at 05:53 AM.

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    I've been away from se Asia for a longtime.

    Im still adoring this Repsol Honda


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    Gonna try and rent a car today. Yes , i do have an intl drivers lic

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    It’s a good idea to make use of family for lodgings. It saves on hotel bills and they are generally good, proud people, keen to give you a warm welcome.

    I stayed in a small hotel on the outskirts of Manila, and spent a lot of time in traffic, just getting to the airport.

    Enjoy your trip and I look forward to the picture reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Just checked into a guest room at wife's family's place in Manila. Got ac. This threads gonna be hit and miss as far as updates

    Ah... That typical painting/ artwork of the Last Supper.

    That blue water jug is common too. I have one at my apartment.

    Btw, it's holy week this week. Starting Wed afternoon/ evening, traffic along main highways will be crazy, since Thursday & Friday are holidays (Holy Thurs & Good Fri). Sunday going back to Manila will be mental too. Plan accordingly.

    Safe travels & enjoy your vacay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Gonna try and rent a car today. Yes , i do have an intl drivers lic
    permit.

    Your licence is Canadian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Im still adoring this Repsol Honda
    The livery was standard with a lot of smaller Hondas released in Thailand 15-20 years ago. 150cc was the biggest Honda legally sold back then and each model would be offered in the Repsol livery for maybe 5k baht more. On the little Sonic things and the CBR150.



    Peace Blondie, the gay moaner was very proud of his Repsol CBR150.



    Quite common on that model.



    Never really noticed many of these models.

    Of course the one to get is the CBR600




    Though maybe if one was 20 years old or had penis issues.


    Have a great trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    permit.

    Your licence is Canadian.

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    I see you're still suffering from behavioral problems.

    Unable to get out in the evenings and get yourself seen to, I guess.

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    As Katie has said, it's holyweek and your up a ducks ass
    Because travelling ANYWHERE in the Philippines will be problematic
    Get used to that stop start ,stop start second gear thing in any form of transport at this time of year
    But crack on and keep us informed. Hasn't been a philippine report for a while

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    Yup, really timed that well.

    Great time to meet up with family.

    I can see why you mentioned that photos will be sporadic.

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    Also, if you're planning to go out to eat, check to see if the resto is open. Many here in Bacolod are shutting down for the weekend. My little sari-sari store will be closed as well, I'll have to walk another 20 meters to buy beer.

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