So I arrived in Manila last night. There's a few things I have to say:
To the bloke I sat next to: I am not sure WHY you needed to go to the bathroom 7 times in 8 hours but my advice to you is a)see a doctor about it b)get a aisle seat.
Qantas, Coke Zero is NOT the same thing as Diet Coke. No it is not. If I wanted to the taste of fully-leaded Coke, I'd drink that. For the record most people drink diet coke for the taste.
I have had 6 'Coke Light' since I got here - I will pretend all of them are on account of it being so humid and not because I am a stupid amount of exhausted.
|Room service at midnight after you were starving on the plane because you forgot to put dietary requirements in your booking...lesson learned.|
McDonalds is delivered here. 24 hours. Crikey.
Today after I eventually got up I went shopping in the complex attached to my hotel. Crazy cheap at department stores. Bought swimmers and dresses for Laura and Olivia - finding others to get anything in Eloise's size a challenge not sure why.
Gap is still expensive though.
Went with my longtime friend and work colleague to one of his favourite places for lunch called 2nds on Bonifacio High Street and within momentsof looking at the menu I understood why. It's comfort and hangover food. Essential foodstuffs for hardworking expats!
|These were delicious - chicken paste stuff on the inside - sounds gross but it wasn't!|
|Bacon Chicharon - deep fried bacon with a corn crust... oh my.|
|This is the truffled mac'n'cheese with Chrorizo which I only ate 2 spoonfuls of...waste!|
Enough said right?
Afterwards it was off to the markets where you would find all the knock-offs of the fakes. Didn't find much did get this for hubby..... It's a beanie which only god knows when you wear one here?
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