CRUISE

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December 4, 2007...Tuesday, around 9 o'clock in the morning i am getting ready to my trip to Batangas to pick - up my friends mini - pincher dowggie CHOWKING...

Day 1 - Lite Shipping vessel Cebu bound for Ormoc at 11am, with jst one travelling bag, 5k in my pocket,fully charged cellphones,iPOD and etc...of course things to be needed after picking up Chowking from Batangas. Estimated time of arrival is at 4 o'clock but as usual it has been delayed for an hour but doesnt matter because my next ship leaves Ormoc by 7 pm. Few minutes past 5pm...finally the vessel docked at Ormoc Pier...i still have less than 2 hours to get my ticket,met my friend Cindy which is been so good for giving us a very big discount for my rountrip ticket Ormoc-Manila vice versa..its a very big help to have all the connections. So, things has done in just an hour so i was finally on board to M/V Tacloban Princess (Sulpicio Lines) Ormoc port of origin bound for Masbate.

Day 2 - Docked at Masbate City pier one hour ahead of time sked,had breakfast and the crew suggested to me to look around the city proper for the vessel standby for 5hrs, after a quick shower...i look around the city on foot for a bookstore or any store that will sell christmas cards...hmmpp i havent find any...so next thing in my mind was to look for clothes and accessories you know its a girl thing...hmmp i didnt find this city quite updated to fashion,so i keep roaming around checking so jewelry store...i want to buy somthing for my sister as my xmas gift..i found this cute earring for her..but unluckily i left my other earring when i fitted it..i just found out when i went back to the ship. Right on time we i get back...the ship is about to sail out for Manila....lunch wer served...then i took nap...met other passengers next to my cabin...mid afternoon until 10pm...services provider for mobile are not available...OMG! so luckily i had iPOD and my Daniel Steele novels with me....usually meals in the vessel served very early....in fairness food wer good and delicious.

Day 3 - ETA Manila Pier 12 1pm,but the captain announces that we will be docking around 11am....wow its very convenient for me....its been 22 yrs ago from my last trip riding in a ship from my province going to Manila nowadays people prefer by air...lots of budget trips are available...taking the ship is for people not in a hurry to get to there destinations....

            Straight from the pier i took cab for the bus terminal going to Batangas City...i grab some food to eat on my bus ride.....this time bus experience was great i saw lots of establishments and places on the way...we stopped for toilet break ...with a single peso or if your generous enough make it 5pesos hehehe...surprisingly i found the bus ride get to Batangas City so quick....i hailed a tricycle going to the house of my friend wer the dog i am going to pick - up....ill be staying here for the night and get back to Manila as early as 5am..ship back to Ormoc leaves at 10am...

            When settled and had a short rest...i bought some cookies to bring to Cebu,met my childhood friend who is in Batangas that time for a training...we laughed together that we dnt expectedly see each other in that places...so we talked and eat .....later on i invited him to show the house wer i stayed....luckily the father of my friend...took us to a chinese restaurant for dinner...then i prepared my luggage,chowking the dog, and his cage....hmmp quite i have a heavy carry on bag buts manageable....on our ride back to manila chowking wer behaved....i think he felt so cold...that keeps him sleeping all the way...

Day 4 - By 630am we arrived Manila bus terminal from Batangas....then proceed to port area....by this time im not alone n my cabin because i have chowking with me....exactly 10am ship sailed out Manila port n goes for Masbate again this time i didnt go down for chowking needs me....in five hours aircondition is off so we have to stay in the lobby...at 4pm ship sailed out again bound for ormoc...cant wait to get back to cebu soonnn....

TO BE CONTINUE...
milltownmeadow says:
Sounds like you are having fun,look forward to seeing the photos.
Posted on: Dec 09, 2007
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