Exploring natural wonders that are unseen anywhere else in the world, like perfect shaped volcanoes , swimming with whale sharks, almost surreal looking rice terraces. Eating the sweetest mangoes in the world. Drinking cheap but tasty local beer. Doing island hopping from one wonderland to another. Oh wait, maybe I forgot something. Yes, you probably want all that. Or if you want the full program you could go to the bigger soapy massage parlors.
PIP: Very little is known about Filipino adolescents. Professional opinion varies enormously as to what is to be considered normal and abnormal. What brings on puberty is a controversial topic. Nutrition and genetic inheritance have been found to affect the age at which menstruation begins.
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The fat guy smoking Pall Malls, he says he almost married one of those girls. He met her in a bar one of the last times he was in the Philippines and fell in love, almost bought her a ring and took her home. He shrugs. The skinny kid with the knobby head understands. Same thing happened to him, sort of. You know? The fat guy grins. The fat guy and the skinny kid found each other in the smoking lounge as if they had picked up a shared scent, a couple of misfit white guys dragging halfway around the planet. Then another, a fellow traveler in a red running suit, walks over.