Riding in style - again
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I want to go all the way up to Vigan this morning. But I don't know where the buses up there leave from - and in accordance with my usual planning I did not really try to investigate too much into this matter last night. Hence I ask down at the reception - they got no clue - they know all about how to get to Puerto Galera though.
I try the internet to find which bus stations to go to. And my conclusion is the bus situation in
Hence I have to try to find somebody to flag down at the street - and for some strange reason no empty taxi arrives for ages - can you believe it? It seems to be breaking some sort of natural law - busy street in
Finally one arrives and he takes me to Cubao for a much more reasonable metered price. And just as I get to the bus station the bus to Vigan is ready to leave - and I can just make it. I get in and this is stylise - only 29 seat on a bus.
The bus drives along - and the roads on this island is a lot better than they are down at Mindoro or
Before leaving from
At the bus station a tricycle driver is very eager to get me on his bike. Actually he is way too eager to get me on and I got a feeling he will charge me a stupid amount when we arrive - but I don't ask for the price. I tell him to go to Villa Angela and we do - it is a short ride probably less than five minutes - hence I pay what I used to pay down in Puerto Princesca for a short ride on a tricycle - seven peso. And he is not happy - he wants 25 peso. But no - I am to tired and spent to long in the country by now to let myself be overcharged like this and I leave it with 7 pesos - if he had said ten it would have been a different matter and I would have paid that but 25 is clearly too much.
I get in to the place and get a room and this place got class - big rooms and a huge dinning hall and big living room. It is an old villa which is owned by somebody big in the
After I get into the room I go for dinner. I go to Grandpas for dinner another place I read about in the same blog - but this time I am pretty sure this place were recommended for dinner. I get there and get the menu - and there is something on the menu - sizzling sissig. Hmm I wonder what this can be. I better ask the waiter - and the waiter reply it is port. Ok I sort of had figured this out myself given it was in the pork section of the menu. Hence I ask what kind of pork? And the answer. "Well it is pork". This answer really do not leave me more informed than I was before - but I thing - hey it is pork it is on the menu - it got to be eatable. So I go for it.
I wait for my food - the concept of fast food has not really gotten to the restaurant scene in the