When people heard that I was accompanying my husband to Manila for two weeks they felt sorry for me.
Comments went from "So boring!" to 'Polluted', 'Congested' and dangerous.
'Ah well', I replied, 'even if I were to stay in the hotel I would still be able to entertain myself.'.
With a laptop and wifi I could do lots of 'work', I could blog, etc. And with my new camera I had a lot to study on that.
Then there were books, a pool, spa's....I would be ok.
When we arrived the weather was not really nice. There was still some sun, but it was as if a grey curtain was over everything. And the wind was strong. As we would soon find out, this was due to the arrival of typhoon Pedring, combined with the moussoonrains.