SBARC Posted May 1, 2019 Share Posted May 1, 2019 I just got home form the Philippines. It has been 2 years since my last trip and I'm pleased to report Angel is growing in a very healthy way and seems to be on the way to being much taller than her local relatives. This trip went sideways in most ways from the start. The first hotel had free wifi but only in the lobby and not the rooms making daily updates difficult. 24 hours after arriving I got some sort of intestinal bug (I suspect food poisoning, but I'm not sure). That was followed by some sudden and nasty vomiting and other violent fluid evacuation which plagued me for most of the trip. The 4th day into the trip...while I was still not feeling well we relocated and spent 3 nights at the family farm out in the countryside away from the cooling ocean breezes. Temps on the farm were about 38C or 100F with no air conditioning. Also there was no internet of even cellphone connection at the farm....it is quite rustic. We returned to civilization with me feeling much worse and stayed at a very nice resort for 3 days on the Island of Boracay. I then worked on trying to get better. Then it was off to Manila for some clothes shopping for my wife and her sister and 2 nieces. I was slowly moving forward with my recovery and 24 hours before I flew out I was well on my way to a full and proper recovery. This trip was a struggle due to the heat and my illness. I prefer to go there in november during winter when the temps are more reasonable. I got home to 16C or 61F temps and I am completely over whatever bug I had. The cooler temps are quite welcomed by me. Although I did buy 2 different sim cards from the local carriers in the Philippines, I was unable to get any data connection. I arrived home only to realise I don't even have a data connection at home. So it seems the nice young girl I first gave my phone to, deleted my data settings from home. I plan to work on getting that sorted before I go to bed tonight. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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