Thursday, January 19, 2006

Day 5 - Calamba, The Drive

Day 5 got us back in the van for a two hour drive from Anilao to Clamba. For reference, Mabini (where Anilao is) has a population of about 37,000. Calamba is a city with about 281,000.

The drive through was just our second taste of a bigger city in the Philippines. Calamba has a lot of what you'd expect from a big city here... the shopping, the fast food (McDonalds, Pizza Hut etc.) and traffic.

I had written a bit about driving before... apparently in Calamba, obeying stop signs and lights are optional. And here's a scarry story. So on our way to our desitination (which I'll get to in a bit) we get lost and have to turn around. Keep in mind we're on a four lane road (two lanes going each way). But instead of turning off on to a side road and turning back around like we do here, we turn from the right lane and start heading the opposite direction in the left lane... essentially starting a third lane going that way.

And no one freaked out...

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