Well, not quite, but in less than three weeks my school is closed for another week, and Melissa and I are jetting off to the warm (if not always sunny) Philippines. Cebu, one of the main islands, to be exact.
If I knew very little about Thailand before visiting, I know even less about the Philippines. One of my coworkers lived there for two months and gave me some basic info, and I have a few Filipino friends back in the States, but otherwise we're just playing it by ear.
Planning to spend a couple of days in Cebu City before getting out of town and spending the rest of the vacation lounging on the beach.
The food sounds delicious too, with its strong Spanish and Mexican influences. Curries and paella? Yum yum yum.
The thought of escaping to the Philippines is getting me through the next three super-busy, super-hectic weeks at work.
photo from flickr.com
Oh, and do you remember that video circulating the Internet last year of the Filipino prisoners dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller"? Yep, it happened at a prison on Cebu!