John was still sleeping. So I quietly took a bath, changed and went down. The street wasn't busy yet. Maybe because it's a sunday. Most people get up late on Sundays. Not me though.. I always wake up at freakin' 5:00 in the morning. Same time with the chicken huh? haha... Gee, am I that old now?
|The flower vendors outside the church.|
Tacloban City is a small place. I asked the driver to roam around its downtown area and see what's there. He turned towards the pier. I'm glad he did since it gave me time to take pictures again. :)
When I got back to the hotel, John and I had breakfast. Our conversation:
Me : do you remember the bridge last night?
Me : can we go back there?
John : why? (in a funny sounding voice)
Me : because I want to take pictures of it. It was so dark last night, I was not able to do so.
John looked at me as if I was crazy. haha...So I explained.
Me : That is San Juanico Bridge. When I was in elementary, it was part of our history book. So I'd
like to go back there and take pictures.
John : (Rolling his eyes) Seriously?! 30mins of travel to take pictures of a bridge?
To this date, John still thinks I'm crazy. hahaha....
|San Juanico Bridge, Samar , Leyte.|
Another thing I learned is that Tacloban City has one of the best Lechons (roasted pig) in the Philippines. We had no idea where we will have lunch and what awaits us on the road. So we bought food on the road again. I bought rice and lechon for me. (That's how I found out that it's Tacloban's specialty. ) And pizza for John.
|Mc Arthur Landing park in Leyte, Philippines. |
|John and his countrymen. :)|
The rain was drizzling. But well, it did not bother us. We were having fun cruising the road. Leyte to Liloan was a beautiful ride. The ricefield, the mountain view and the beach... wow, our government should seriously consider promoting this island to the whole world.
|Coin divers at Liloan Port.|