Thursday, May 29, 2008

dawn trippin

flying at dawn is my personal choice because other than being cheaper, it usually gives me the chance interact with people waiting for the earliest flight of the day. they are usually overseas Filipino contract workers going home to their province.
when i arrived at the centennial airport i decided to read a magazine and take a nap instead to save some energy. i brought with me "abugee" who has been traveling with me for 4years now. it is named after our favorite cat who died when i was 10years old. NAIA terminal 2 opens at 2:00am. it also called the Centennial airport built in commemoration of the celebration of the 100th year of Philippine Independence. i like this airport because of its stable operating system and its new facilities. traveling with Asia's first commercial airline, the Philippine Airlines, is a plus. but i also traveled with Cebu Pacific Air and Air Philippines several times. we boarded the plane at 4:05am as it left Manila by 4:30am bounded for Cebu. it's just an hour flight to the Mactan-Cebu Internaional Airport. what's best when traveling at dawn is the sunrise view from the plane.

32 comments:

Dra. Rio said...

Welcome Home!=)
psst...asan na yung combo no.3 ko at yung danggit namin ni kingdaddyrich?? syanga pala inubos namin yung tsokolate ng ref mo nung wala ka..lols..
share mo naman na yung mga pics mo from cebu..we can't wait to see it=)

Lalaine said...

dong... welcome back!!! where's the pasalubong? the danggit? :D

the donG said...

hi doc, hahaha... dala ko naman yung mga chocolates sa Cebu. yung mga naiwan ay mga a day before its expiration. hahaha... no problem. the photos will be posted day by day. yung pasalubong. eto ready na.

hi lalaine, eto na. just keep in touch kasi picture ng danggit ang pasalubong ko. hehehe...

lagal[og] said...

uy dom, glad to hear you're back.
how's the queen city of the south?

i also loved flying in the early morning. walang traffic. mas maluwag ang airport. mas madaling mag-taxi. and especially sa centennial, it's conducive to having an early breakfast and coffee plus a nap :-) cheaper pa :-D

rayts said...

nice to know you're back Dong! i also prefer traveling before the break of dawn. i usually take the bus from LB to Diliman at 3am, the buses are not usually crowded. we tend to experience and witness some wonderful things which we don't usually get when we travel during the day.

nice documentation of your trip. will be on the lookout to see more. cheers!

Erick said...

welcome back dom! musta ang cebu?

kegler747 said...

Welcome back!

As much as possible I want to travel via Philippine Airlines because of the airport. I really don't like the old domestic airport.

the donG said...

oggie, ayos ang cebu. maraming improvement at daming construction. i will feature some of the escapades in the coming days.

sarap nga talaga magbyahe sa umaga pati yung pila maayos. coffee break is perfect!

hi rayts, yes. no traffic congestion and the travel time is normal. just keep in touch as i feature Cebu.

erick, astig ang experience. i will be sharing it day to day here.

kegler, it's also nice to be online again.

same here. the old domestic airport has a small area to accomodate crowds of travelers.

kingdaddyrich said...

wahhh.... hindi nakakain ang pictures!!! wahhh...

hehehe... welcome back ding dong!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful photos! There is always excitement at an airport and a sense of being alone, even in the crowd. You captured the spirit beautifully!

redlan said...

Wow, there you. I really love sunrise and sunset na kapag nakikita kong maganda, tumatakbo ako para mapanood ang pag rise or pag-set nito.

Glad ure back! AM looking forward to see the pasalubong (pictures) here day by day.

BW said...

beautiful. it is always a treat to have breakfast in the skies :)

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

nakabalik ka na ng Manila? if not, i hope u'l have a safe journey back...

anw, gusto ko yung last foto.. byahe na rin ako next week. kaya lng daylight ang byahe ko.. pero pagbalik ko d2 sa UK, night til morning ang byahe, i hope maka kuha ako ng foto.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Glad to see that you're back home safely. Can't wait to see more photos from your trip.

That photo of the sunset just can't be beat.

Lyzius said...

makikita ko na rin ang paliparan ng pinas soon!

the donG said...

kingdaddyroch, hehehe... namnamin na lang ito. salamat sa pagbigay buhay sa blog ko habang akoy wala.

thanks sandy. sometimes traveling alone gives you more chance to see your surroundings intricately.

thanks redlan! i really appreciate your post considering my blog as one of your favorite.

bw, i agree. i enjoy drinking coffee while flying.

jasper, yes. nakabalik na ako. byahe ka na nga rin and siguradong excited ka na at excited din kami sa mga dadating mong post. share mo sa blog mo ang experience.

hi karen, thanks! im also glad to be back and be able to blog hop.

hi lyzius, uuwi ka pala. happy trip.

> Vanny said...

wow! nice pics! ;) welcome home!

pasalubong? sana makapunta din ako jan sa inyo! haha. ^_^

Wendy Lopez-Redaon said...

i like the last picture the most! very nice view. the last time I rode a plane was going to Bohol last january. unfortunately it was very cloudy I didn't see much of the sky.

Dakilang Islander said...

tapos na pala pagliwaliw mo sa Cebu...hup u had a great time! waiting mur of ur photos..

the donG said...

hi vanny, thanks! my experience of cebu in photos will probably be my best pasalubong. hehehe...

hi wendy,thank you very much. sunrise and sunset while flying is also by chance. i was blessed to have such a view on my flight to cebu.

dakilang islander, tapos na nga. balik maynila na. i really had a great time there. just keep in touch for the experience.

Rebecca said...

I really like the last one...great composition! ganda! =)

Millie said...

I like the sunset shot, best time of the day (for me)... agaw dilim. Welcome back DonG!

Millie said...

Ay sorry sunrise pala yun hahah, nevertheless i love the shot ;)

the donG said...

thanks rebecca!

hi millie, thanks. it's also nice to get back online. i hope you get to have your own blog soon.

Heart of Rachel said...

Glad to know you're back home. Hope you had a wonderful vacation. Great shots at the airport especially the sunrise.

Vera said...

wow. gusto kong pumunta ng cebu. nakakainggit!

Panaderos said...

Great shots of the airport and of the morning sky. I hope I'll have the chance to visit Cebu one of these days.

the donG said...

hi rachel, thanks! yes i'm already in manila but after a day i need to go to batangas. i really had a great time in cebu and batangas.

hi vera, cebu is just an hour away from manila and you can always avail the airfare promos.

panaderos, make sure that you'll visit cebu specially the island that i'm going to feature here.

me said...

maligayang pagbabalik!!!

sarap naman bakasyon mo...konti nalang babakasyon na rin ako.. he he he.

ganda-ganda naman nung dawn pic, WOW..good tip to capture the dawn, lagi ako byahe ng gabi, kaso lagi naman ako tulog sa eroplano, tanghalian na ang gising kaya wala na akong sunrise na inaabutan, he he he...

Peter said...

Question... how much does a trip to Cebu cost overall? I'm thinking of doing a team building there.

mimi said...

athome ako sa airport na yan.. hehe.. ayaw ko na magsalita about sa isa.. ^_^

the donG said...

>me mangyan, hahaha... ako bihirang matulog sa byahe unless mahabang mahaba. sarap bumyahe sa pinas kasi maganda tingnan ang mga island sa eroplano.

good luck sa bakasyon.

>peter, usually it ranges from P3000 - P4500 two way trip to cebu. it depends on the date. usually the earliest flights are the cheapest.

>hi mimi, yes. masarap magbyahe pag dito sa airport na ito.

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