2/3/10 7:09 PM
We toured the US Health Embassy and met with the US Foreign Medical Officer for Philippines, Japan, Micronesia and sometimes South Korea. We got special permission for a tour and he sat and talked with us for over 2 hours. He had many interesting stories to tell and gave us some advice about traveling in Philippines and places to visit.
After we got back we were all hungry and walked to a nearby restaurant. Café Adriatica is a Manila classic with lots of history. It had a pretty diverse menu with many options for everyone. We had to drink alcohol or soda since water is off limits to us here. (We boil pots of water and then fill water bottles and cool them in the fridge, it’s a pretty big event.) I had the Lola Ising Pork Belly Adobo – a traditional Philippine entrée. The other girls had omelets, Pork Rib Adobo, Linguine, and all were delicious. We made our way back to the hotel and hit the hay early.
We’ve got a 6:15am walk to the ferry pickup to catch a ride to Corrigedor Island – the US naval base during WWII. The tour will last until 3:30.
New pictures are posted on Flickr.
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