About a 4 hour flight from Kansai International Airport,Osaka,Japan is Manila ,Philippines. My wife found round trip tickets for about $ 300 each so we couldn’t pass up the chance to visit my home country even for a few days.
We arrived from KIX in Osaka to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on a hot and humid April afternoon. It seemed the whole family picked us up from the airport which surprised my wife but was pretty normal for me. The airport is an hour and a half with typical traffic to Imus ,Cavite where we would be staying. It’s north of Manila and about 45 minutes away from the more famous spots in Tagaytay,Cavite which is further north.
I guess more and more tourists visit the Philippines for the white sand beaches especially in Palawan , Cebu or Boracay but I told my wife that I prefer to spend most of the brief stay there, 5 days to be exact , hanging out with my family. Maybe we can hit the beaches on our next trip.
I wish I had more exciting pictures to post here .Maybe of the Coron Islands in Palawan or those tiny Tarsier monkeys in Bohol. Probably on our next trip . A lot of our time there was spent catching up with family , telling stories around the dinner table and showing embarrassing pictures of my youth.