Just a quick update. We are mid way through our Philippine vacation and have been having a great time. We spent last week scuba diving in Dumuagete, Philippines (Negros Island). The resort was unbelievable, the people, food, accommodations were beyond our expectations.
Yesterday, we were on the road again...headed to Legazpi, Philippines to snorkel with the whale sharks. This is where our trip took a turn for the unexpected. Our flight was first delayed and then ultimately canceled. We tried without luck to reschedule our flights for today, but were told all flights to our destination were sold out until March 30...the same day we are scheduled to fly home.
So, long story short...here we sit in a hotel lobby in Manila, Philippines - waiting for our rooms to be ready. This will be the same hotel we will be residing in for the next 3 days....until our flight home.
As disappointed as we are about our disruption, travel is what you make of it and plan on making the best of my time here...and since we are 3 minutes from the 3rd largest mall in the world, I'll let you know how I make out...(*smiles*)
On a side note, the people in the Philippines are FANTASTIC! I can't say enough about their pleasant manner and respect for a bunch of forlorn travelers. It's refreshing to know unselfish people still exist in the world.