Manila and Ilocos

7-20 May 2011

We stayed at the Antel Hotel Suites in Makati Ave. Good, clean rooms. Just bad lighting throughout the suite. Makati is still where I’d love to stay when I’m home. But then, it also means it’s too far from Valenzuela. Only managed to go to Valenzuela twice to see the family.

Spent a few days in Laoag and Vigan. stayed in Java Hotel, Grandpa’s Inn. Sightseeing and food. Burning sunshine and being drenched in sweat. Stories from the sister.

Coming home is a tricky balance between seeing the family and trying to soak in the atmosphere of Manila.

But arriving and departing at the airport without family, I think I’ll keep on doing that. Less stress for everyone. And not staying with family – everyone keeps asking why we do that. well, why not?