Thursday, March 15, 2012

Philippine Notes: 4 down 1 to go...

Yesterday was a marathon, flights from Lafayette to Houston to Honolulu to Guam to Manila. Not a single connection missed and bags arrived with us. Knock on wood. Today we head south to Bohol where my wife's friend is getting married. Yesterday took 24 hours or more of traveling so it was more than a bit challenging but I have no doubt it's going to be worth it. Throughout our stay I'll only have wifi access to the Internet so I am going to be a slightly infrequent correspondent (kind of par for the course in other words). You'll find occasional pictures and touts on Twitter as well.

Random notes:

1. Apparently I like to rehash old action films on long flights. Watched Batman Begins and Any Given Sunday on the way over. That speech Pacino gives at the end about fighting for inches gets me every time. Whoever wrote that deserves an award.

2. Gotta love Marriott. They sent my wife and I emails, arranged for airport transport and greeted us with 10 people and a free upgrade when we arrived in Manila. And this stay is just using points. Great service.

3. Mentioned this via Twitter yesterday: Big mistake to watch Contagion (3rd movie I chose) on the flight over. Paranoia about exotic flu strains born of bat and pig gene sequences is not something I needed....

4. I almost never find myself wishing I was on AT&T but what's up with Verizon not having an international data package in the Philippines? Oh well. It's gonna help me unplug from work so perhaps it is a blessing in disguise.

1 comment:

SINEDDIE said...

time to relax...