|My friend’s photo at Bakhawan Eco Park. Photo credits to Rona|
|View from my window|
I actually arrived early, an hour before the boarding gate closing time, so waiting for my friend is my next concern. But hell, she cannot be contacted, her phone is off and she told me earlier that she forgot her printed itinerary in the office.
I was a bit worried. My desire to enter the boarding area is fighting with my kindness to help her enter at least at the airport! So what I did was take a picture of the printed itinerary that I have and sent it to her via Viber (her ipad is on that time). She sent replies but with the poor connection in Terminal 4, I received it late.
I was hoping that she will still make it but at the same time I’m preparing myself to board the plane alone. “Goodbye No-na, see you when I see you” ang peg. Kind of dramatic, imagine the movie scene where one boards the plane and look out into the window with a sad face.
I told myself that I’ll go to the boarding area by 3PM. I was focused on my wrist watch following the ticking of that seconds hand.. A bit nervous, ni di mapakali ang pwet ko, been wanting to stand up but my butt hold me still… then there came 3PM, and she showed up! GoSakto! I then rushed to her and gave her the printed itineraries for faster transaction. Hello boarding area! They replied to us with a delayed flight. Sh*t! What’s all that effort for?
|Photo credits to Rona|
Ahh tired, I just want to skip the meals and go to sleep. The next thing I knew is we are already at the port and the jetty is so fast it’s like it only lasted for 10 minutes.
Excited to rest my back in a bed, we rushed. We took a tricycle good for our group and it is just 50pesos up to Station 3. Going to our hotel is like a maze, we were instructed to turn left, turn right go straight with landmarks so many I cannot remember, I leave it up to my friends.
Our hotel-resort which is the Orchids Resort, is located from a deep and small street from the beach. It’s pretty decent, kubo style houses, but with the smell of old abaca and wood. The two-story house is too big for us, there are five extra beds. The aircon is a plus for us since we originally requested for the fan room, but to whatever reason the management has, they gave us the family house instead.
|From the veranda. Photo credits to Rona|
We arrived 11:30 PM so there’s no more time to do things so we spent it recharging our phones, cameras and our bodies for tomorrow. Yay! Pretty excited. I just shut down my eyes and texted good night (to those who matter).
Coming from Kalibo is really a hassle, but if you don’t mind the long hours, you can definitely choose it. My friends took a side trip at Bakhawan Eco Park while waiting for us. Now that’s a plus for experience!
|My friends at Bakhawan Eco Park. Photo credits to Rona|