Trip Start Dec 03, 2012
38Trip End Jan 09, 2013
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Last day in the Philippines. Slept in and watched cable TV in the morning. Checked out at 12 pm an headed out to SM City Cebu, intending to watch a movie. Flight was at 9 pm, plenty of time to kill. There was a selection of pinoy films and The Hobbit at Imax but I went for an extended lunch at French Baker instead. I learnt about a viewdeck at Crowne Regency Hotel, located near my hotel in uptown, so I checked it out, hoping to get some sunset shots of Cebu on Level 38. It was 250 php for entry but the clouds were unkind with an overcast. The viewdeck actually caters for an adventure ride where you strap yourself to a 2 seater rollercoaster that tilts you out at the tower's edge.
Getting out of Cebu to the airport posed a problem in the evening peak hour traffic. It took the taxi nearly one hour to crawl out of the city traffic before we sped to Mactan Island for Cebu International Airport
As that hour stretched, I watched the unfolding of street life outside my taxi like a nostalgic film. Those daily scenes looked familiar yet strangely unreal at the same time. Scenes that are now permanently part of my memories of the amazing Philippines.