October 19, 2016

September to Remember: Manila to Iloilo City

September to Remember: Manila to Iloilo City

(c) Andrew

After my third bottle of beer I took my backpack, which is almost half of my size, and left our mini celebration to meet Andrew. We left Bataan at 3 in the morning and I dozed off the moment we got inside the bus and took our seats.

If you want to sleep easily during a long bus ride, drink beer or any alcoholic beverage.

It was still dark when Andrew woke me up telling me we were already in Cubao. Our bus almost flew us– it took us only two hours from Limay, Bataan to Cubao! We got off and took a bus to Pasay even though I was still groggy. The traffic was smooth and before we knew it we were already in Pasay Rotunda bus terminal. Luckily, there’s an available airport loop bus, which will take you to NAIA Terminal 3 at Php20 only.

We arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 before 7 AM and since we got there earlier than we expected, we decided to eat breakfast at McDonald’s and drink coffee. We took a lot of selfies to kill time.

Early stage of relationship. I know. That can’t-get-enough-of-each-other kind of thing but not R-18 or whatever.

After waiting for an hour we finally boarded and guess what? Kim Chiu is on the same flight with us. She’s wearing very large sun glasses and high heels.  I didn’t like the sound of her voice but she looked ok.

Even though there was a Zika virus case in Iloilo, most of the seats in our flight were occupied. Walang makakapigil sa amin. But to be safe we brought two medium-sized bottles of off lotion. Segurista lang.  

Our trip took an hour and we arrived at Iloilo International Airport 15 minutes earlier than our ETA. To my surprise, the airport was impressive. It is clean, huge, and modern. It’s nice to know that we have a nice airport besides NAIA Terminal 3.

We made a quick stop at the Tourism Desk inside the airport to get Iloilo map guides then proceeded to the parking lot to look for the airport shuttle van. We only paid Php50 each for the van which brought us to SM Iloilo.

Finally, we can eat lunch and buy foods and supplies for our trip to Concepcion, Iloilo. More about this on my next blog. I’m sleepy.

There were supposed to be five of us on this trip but three of them couldn’t make it. One was broke, the other one was having issues with her leave and the last one got sick before our flight. My boyfriend and I were the only ones left to fulfill the itinerary I had made even if there was a Zika virus case in Jaro, Iloilo. Syempre, walang makakapigil sa akin- sa amin pala. 


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