The Philippines

Sabin Beach Resort (Thursday, June 21st)

Nayong Pilpino Park
Taal Volcano in Tagaytay
Bohol Day 1
Bohol Day 2
Power Plant
Departure / Arrival
Sabin Beach Resort
Brother Boy
St. John's Day
Comotes Islands Day 1
Comotes Islands Day 2
Local Adventures
Back to Manila
Craft Shops
Going Home

Let's Talk Food
Bloopers and Out Takes
Not in Kansas
  Tricycle Tom

We took a tricycle to Sabin Beach just down the road. A tricycle is a motorcycle with a covered side/back car attached. Besides the driver, these small vehicles can fit seven people, three up front and four in the back.

Sabin Beach Resort Refreshment Stand

Beaches have huts or cottages. Unlike Americans, the Filipinos try to stay out of the sun. In fact, while we’re lying in the sun or visiting tanning booths to darken our skin, they are bleaching their skin to become paler.

We ate and drank in one of the huts (rented for a small fee), swam in the refreshing, lukewarm water, and stayed until dark. Back at the house, I played mahjongg until midnight with Marietta’s mom and a couple friends. They had to remind me of the rules, which were slightly different then what I had learned. I did my best to keep up, but they were wicked fast players. It didn’t help that the "Cards" tiles have their numbers written in Japanese.

Dave, Marietta, Amber, Carl Thomas - Our Tricycle Driver Dave, Marietta, Bebs, Thomas Rose Carl, Amber - Star Gazing