Popular Post Mike S Posted February 12, 2012 Popular Post Posted February 12, 2012 What were your thoughts as you saw the Philippines for the first time traveling from the airport to your destination ......My first thought was ..... my god ..... this is just like Mexico .... I have lived in Texas for a number of years and as every hot blooded young American boy in that position did I traveled to Mexico on numerous occasions .... well as numerous as my scant paycheck would permit back in those days .... I was making a whopping $1.67 per hour ..... but hey .... that went a long way back then in Mexico ..... Anyway it was 2:30am and I can remember the streets being alive with all kinds of activity ..... saw my first 6' tall bakla hustling a couple of guys .... was just a little take back by all the poverty but about what I expected ..... the houses all packed together and all the vendors and carenderia's ... along side the streets ..... now those kinda surprised me as I didn't expect to find that many eating places ...... and then the sari-sari stores which as I remember they don't have in Mexico ....... I also noticed the lack of police and traffic lights as we didn't stop but maybe twice or three times in the whole trip from the airport to Cebu City ..... and then I was amazed at the circle and the casino with all it's lights and the fact that guys were stopping traffic and letting cars park or back up ....... now that stuck in my mind because no where had I seen that before ..... especially with no regards to their own safety just hold up their hand and at the same time backing into the street motioning the other car to back up before the traffic even stopped ......The heat didn't bother me because I came from Florida where the temp. is just about the same 8 months out of the year ..... the driving was kinda chaotic with cars cutting in an out of lanes but all was new and exciting for me so I didn't mind ...and still doesn't as long as I don't have to drive that is ...... :hystery:Anyway gonna stop here because what I thought then is now being tainted by what I know now ...... but you get the picture ...... I have never regretted for a single moment either that first night or until now .... the decision I made to leave everything behind in the US and travel here to live and marry the girl of my dreams .... which by the way will be our 4th wedding anniversary tomorrow ...... hooray for us ..... guess I better take her to Jollibee for a double burger with fries ...... :89: :hystery: :nudie: 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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