Sunday, November 16, 2008


Sorry if you're not into "tourist" pics, but i promised a few people I'd post some happy snaps.

Mr Honi - I miss you so much!! :)

We went for a massive trek today. We went to Tagaytay to a place called "People's Park in the Sky". It was this gorgeous little garden so high up that it literally felt like we were in the clouds. It was a perfect sunny day, but we were so high up that we were surrounded by fog!!

Then we trekked up a MASSIVE volcano and i got to have a go at firing a gun. That was pretty insane actually.

this is me up the top of the Volcano- and you can see the path to the right. It was so hot that I don't think there was one part of my top that was dry! (eeeww!)
and this is the crew from my work- overlooking the volcano. It's actually an "active" volcano (despite the water inside it) and there were little puffs of steam coming from holes in the rocks on the way up.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thriller in Manila

it's always a good start to the day when you can't find a bowl to have your cereal in!! We have a meal voucher but cause we're leaving the hotel so early each day it's better to use the voucher for dinner and just have a quick brekkie in my room.
The work is pretty draining - but I'm still amazed each time i look out the window!! That big bushy section is apparently a cemetery. This is me on the grand staircase. sorry - it's a little blurry

and this is the tapestry i was telling you about in the last post. I've never seen anything like it in my life!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cause I' leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again

Well actually, I left yesterday and I'll be back in 2 weeks!

I've been seconded for work to the Philippines for 2 weeks. Thriller in Manila. I could have probably stayed longer, but with planning the wedding and chrissie I didn't want to cause any additional stress!!
So here I am. Typing from my cooly air conditioned hotel room, while outside the humidity awaits- its suffocating dampness overwhelming. The horn toots are endless and the whole place smells like sandalwood. The people here are SUPER friendly and all the hotel staff remember your name. It's crazy!!!

So while I am gone, here are a few piccies of the sights. For the highly un-travelled me, it's been a complete brain explosion!!
This was on the plane over. The sunset was amazing

This is the hotel lobby. That picture on the far left hand side is actually a tapestry. Yes you heard right a TAPESTRY!!!! It is completely insane. Makes my little embroidery projects pale in comparison!!

This is the view from my hotel room

and this is the view from our office. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I couldn't believe the smog, and the sprawling abodes. It really took my breath away.

I will have some more posts later in the week after I manage to do a bit of late night shopping :)

Mr Honi - I love and miss you so much!! xxx