My asawa and I were visiting Palawan. We had made a stop in Taytay to visit my wife’s brother Amando and his family. Next up: “Eclectic Electric El Nido.” Only an hour’s drive from Taytay.
Our recent trip to Palawan began with a pleasant surprise. We departed from the Iloilo International Airport 20 minutes before our scheduled time. Consequently, our Cebu Pacific flight to Puerto Princesa arrived early!
It took a few days, dear readers, but I’ve finally recovered from a recent trek to Metro Manila. “The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila” beat the living snot out of this crusty old expat. By the beard of Zeus! Why would an American expat living in the Philippines subject himself to such torture in the first place?
What is the best way to get to Cebu from Iloilo City? There are several options available to travelers such as taking a flight on local airlines, boarding a bus, or taking a vessel from a shipping line. Travel to Cebu City, “The Queen City of the South” depends on your budget and how much travel time you have available.
Philippine Airlines: The Best and Cheapest. I’ve used the services of Philippines Airlines, PAL, and Cebu Pacific in the past. During my recent trip to the United States, however, I flew to Las Vegas on Korean Air. The service on both PAL and Korean Air, which handle international flights, is first class. Cebu Pacific has several international flights but the bulk of their business is focused on domestic flights within the Philippines. Their service? As far as I’m concerned, less than stellar.
I’ve never visited a Muslim Prayer Room before. In fact, I don’t recall speaking to any Muslims when I lived back in the States and have only engaged a few of them in conversation since moving to the Philippines over five years ago. My knowledge of Islam is only what I get from my American news programs on our Cignal satellite system, the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Fox News. With all the talk about ISIS filling the airwaves and other Muslim terrorist organizations, I have been akin to adhere to the adage that while all Muslims are not terrorists all terrorist are Muslims. So what in the world possessed me to actually enter a Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal 3 at NAIA and have a thoughtful dialog with them?
During a recent trip to Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, a cute Filipina slept on top of me! And my asawa didn’t even care! No, as a happily married man of over 14 years, I wasn’t frequenting one of Cebu’s many KTV Bars, but I can’t deny what happened during our return trip to Iloilo City.
No, kids, this is NOT, the cute Filipina that I am referring to in this post
It was chaos central! After taking a pleasant excursion on the SuperCat Fast Ferry from Iloilo City to Bacolod, “The City of Smiles,” this American expat in the Philippines, wasn’t smiling as we took our P150 taxi drive to the Ceres Bus terminal.
My beloved asawa and I needed a vacation. After a ten day visit from relatives in Manila and the escalating demands of caring for Lolo and his dementia, we both needed a break. So we took off for Cebu via Bacolod. We had no firm plans on how to reach Cebu but knew that flying to the Queen City of the South via Cebu Pacific was too expensive an option.