A Day in Kalibo
Trip Start May 31, 2009
16Trip End May 25, 2009
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Woke up really early to the sound of the roosters crowing right outside my window. They started before dawn and didn't let up. The family got up around 5, I tried to sleep until 6 when I got up too. It was nice and sunny, but by the time Allan got up a couple of hours later, it had clouded over and torrential rains started. It rained most of the morning
When the rain let up we took another walk around town before heading into Kalibo for some shopping and lunch.
Kalibo is a town of about 60,000 and is the capital of Aklan province. A bustling town, it is characterized by thousands of tricycles running along every street
We took a tricycle into town with Catherine and Allan's Mom. We first went to an appliance store were we bought a washing machine for Allan's mom.
Then we were off to Chow King for lunch. This is a Chinese fast food place, that servies very Filipino like Chinese food. We had chicken, noodles, soup and a very dish. Lunch ended with Halo Halo, and Ice cream dish with beans, tapioca, ice cream and evaporate milk.
After that we headed over to L@tte and had a brewed coffee (brewed coffee is a rarity here. - typically coffee is sold as instant in little packets resembling sugar packets that we know) and after that a very nice Iced Tea. I also got a previous blog uploaded.
In Lezo that only internet we have is on a "Globe Card" which provides good internet in 3G areas, and dial up like internet elsewhere...Unfortunately Lezo is elsewhere.
Headed home after that. the ride home though small barrio and rice paddies is idilic and I have some beautiful pictures. After dinner we did another walkbabout town. Then home , packed for tomorrow and to bed. We didn't do much but it was exhausting.