InstagRoll: Boracay, Puerto Galero & Manila, Phillipines

Stuck in Manila! Emily makes the best of it at the Pearl Manila Hotel pool...

Most people would probably think that being stuck in the Philippines wouldn't give us too much to complain about. Emily and I came here before Chinese New Year for a weeks holiday in Boracay. Unfortunately we were not able to renew our China visas before we left so we got stuck here, unable to get a new visa to get home because of the Chinese embassy being closed for the holiday. This has meant that we have now been stranded here for two weeks. One bonus – I did at least manage to do some diving in Puerto Galera on the way back to Manila.

The embassy reopened last Friday, when we handed in our passports. We finally got them back yesterday with no Chinese visa. They could only offer us two weeks at great expense, despite much pleading. After over a week in Manila we finally leave for Hong Kong on Sunday to try our luck there.

Anyway here is selection of Instagram photos I've taken on our trip…

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