In Davao now.
For one week while in Puerto Princesa, I was deprived of the luxury of the internet. The Asturias Hotel was charging high up to the neck for an internet connection and just the thought of it--P150 for an hour internet access--still chokes me.
You can't blame me for this rant because in Davao City, one can have an overflowing access to the intenet--for FREE--say, after you order a two-piece chocolate-glaced maruya worth P25, exactly the same amount you pay when you go to an internet cafe (sans the coffee) with a slow-mo internet speed in PP.
Wifi connections are also for free in certain shops at NCCC mall here. One can even enjoy the connection while eating at its spacious bright yellow-colored food court. There's also an NCCC in PP but I doubt if it is "internetly-connected" to, say, itself.
Reason for this rant? Because while in PP, I was not supposed to lose connection with my boss in Davao. I had at least two deliverables and because of the obvious, I only delivered half of it.
Rant number two. Asturias is a clueless, insensitive hotel. While the rooms are spacious and the aesthetics are fine--you will adore the Spanish-themed pool area--the food sucks.
Imagine hotel guests (who are in a conference) eating lugaw for the morning meryenda. Imagine the same hotel guests eating lugaw for the afternoon meryenda, only this time the lugaw is served with corn kernels.
Or, imagine a leche flan so bland it tastes worse than a maja blanca--only that leche flan is carameley.
But yeah, other than that, hotel service is excellent--thanks to their polite and friendly staff.
In Davao now.
Posted by bananas at 5:36 PM