Mabuhay! Greetings from the Philippines!
A week ago I’ve started my 21 days vacation here on the Philippines (after four years I decided to head home hahaha I know I’m an a*). Just a quick recap I flew from Sofia to Prague on Sunday, took a bus from Prague to Brno (which I stayed over for a day) then on Tuesday went back to Prague to catch a flight to Dubai where a plane will take me to the Philippines (dizzy yet?).
The flights were tiring and long with a mixture of nerves and anticipation. It’s been four years, what did I expect really? Nothing much to be honest, but I do miss home (a lot!). Two of the flights were a bit delayed but all in all I was just happy there weren’t any accidents like a plane malfunction or anything.
First night was spent trying to get to know my family again. It was a bit weird considering the circumstances but I managed. And as I lay awake late that night listening to the familiar sounds I missed so much I still couldn’t believe I was really home. The next morning I was greeted with the buzz of my busy family and for a moment I couldn’t make out where I was and what was going on. I could hear people shouting, I thought someone was fighting and they were fighting right outside my room but after my mind cleared I realized I was home (it helped that a chopper passed by at that exact moment) and here shouting was a regular thing.
Second day was spent greeting relatives and neighbors, catching up on who married who and the usual family dramas I missed out on. The night was spent drinking and bonding. Tasting a new blend of alcohol and eating as many local things as I could. Been to a birthday party the other day where I met some more friends and relatives.
Yesterday was spent on the beach. Today will most probably be spent unpacking (much needed unpacking!) and watching the rain.