Manila to Kalibo
Trip Start Jan 13, 2007
13Trip End Jan 28, 2007
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Driving through the streets I saw some public peeing stations, basically minimally covered buckets, that I guess go to the sewage.
We got to the airport and got in line outside...no one gets into the building without a ticket. The security was impressed with us being Canadian...Canadians are good, they say. Once through the initial security - we had to have our luggage xrayed on the way into the building....we were in the check in area. Very crowded and many many lineups. The luggage allowance for the domestic flights is less, so we had a pay an
After getting some local currency at the money changers, we paid for our airport fee, and headed through security. Shoes off, everything goes on the security xray belt. Walking through the metal detector, we had to stand on a box, so we could be frisked. I had my wallet in my shirt pocket, and the guard pulled it out and locked through it...pulling out a Canadian $5.00 bill.
"Souveneir?" he said?
Not much I could say to that. I guess its an extra airport fee for tourists :)
The waiting area, pictured here is like a huge auditorium,
with some stores at one end, nothing fancy. I got a coffee and a donut like thing and we waited for the
plane. Getting on the plane was up a flight of stairs, and into our seats. The flight was fun, Cebu Pacific plays some games with the passengers and both Allan and I won prizes
As we neared Kalibo, Allan was excited as we flew right over his town, Lezo. We started making our descent...slowly descending when suddenly the plane accelerated and up again we went. The plane circled around and started descending again, and varoooooommm, up in the air again.....It took about 10 minutes for an announcement that due to a storm over Kalibo the plane could not land. And back to Manila we went.
We had about a three hour wait in Manila, at the domesticairport before getting on a plane again and heading back to Kalibo.
We landed in Kalibo- it's a tiny airport, full of people. They have a very colourful mural at the front of the terminal.