It feels like we just got here, and now we are already leaving. I can’t believe we are on another airplane. How long is this flight and when are we expected to land? I wonder how far this airport is from town and how late the public transport runs?
Oh, I hope we can just jump on a bus or train into town and avoid aggressive touts. I really hate being mauled by the mob of taxi drivers, following us around, shouting out ridiculously high prices, and refusing to use their meters. Or agreeing to use their meters, but still trying to charge much more than the meter requires.
Toilets in the Philippines are known as comfort rooms. They are quite unique and VERY basic. I do not know where the name originated, but my logical conclusion is that it’s a room we can physically take comfort in. That’s just a guess, since these rooms are not what many would consider “comfortable”.
I have always loved living in the moment, enjoying the epic view, and trying to absorb as much of the experience as possible. Never have I truly tried to capture and reproduce it… until now. Continue reading Capturing the Real-ness→
Back in our Denver apartment, we had at least four clocks hanging on our walls. We had two alarm clocks and two smart phones to wake us up, time displayed on the dashboards of our cars, phones in our pockets, and roadside clocks on signs nearly everywhere we went.
Tour guides in Sagada, Philippines are very available and heavily suggested for all activities. We may be gluttons for punishment, overly independent, or just plain cheap by not using them. Regardless, we opted to hike to the Kiltepan “sea of clouds” sunrise viewpoint on our own.