I woke up early to have breakfast before leaving for the airport.
The staff at the guesthouse booked me a van taxi for a drop off at Busuanga Airport. I packed up my bags, said my goodbyes and left Coron Backpackers Guesthouse when it was time.
Immigration took it’s own sweet time. This is as basic as a small airport can get, so not every passenger can get in all at once.
I arrived in Manila at around 3pm. I had lunch at a Burger King at the terminal and then stepped out of the airport to catch the bus going to Pasay. From there I hired a taxi to get to Bonifacio Global City (BGC), where I would be staying a condominium my friend Janet had access to.
After freshening up, Janet and I went out for a walk around BGC in the evening.
For dinner, Janet and I went to an Indian restaurant called New Bombay. They have a few branches across Manila and seem to be rather popular chain.
Date: June 2, 2013
Today Janet and I decided to check out Manila Ocean Park.
Janet and I on the way out decided to go for one of those 4D rides. Heck, it was only ₱100 per person. It was silly, and gimmicky, but at 100 pesos, it was worth the short 10 minute fun ride. Afterwards, Janet and I had lunch at a pan-Asian restaurant upstairs.
We then went looking for the jellyfish section as it opened only later.
After this, Janet and I waited for our 4:30pm Sea Lion show.
So here’s a video…
It was a fun show, and Janet really enjoyed it. Manila Ocean Park isn’t bad. Granted, I have been to Dubai Aquarium and Bangkok’s Siam Ocean World, and after a few they all start to look the same and even offer the same sights. Still, Janet had never been to Ocean Park and I had nothing else planned for today — so no regrets coming here.
After this, we spent some time at Robinsons mall where I bought some t-shirts at the department store and after dinner at Carls Jr., we then headed back to the condo. I had just one more day left in Manila, and that will also be the final post in this series.