General Santos Philippines Hotel GenSan Philippines Southeast Asia Monday, December 11, 2006
Anchor Hotel next to Public Market 850 Pesos.
A complicated set of thoughts made me return to the city of General Santo and not to Sebu Lake, in the end, there is just too much of the same same. General Santos has a huge market, a beach by the name of Lions Beach that has not been explored by me, and miscellaneous things. While I expect that if I visit Sebu Lake I will be in another Tboli with a lake, sort of boring, good chicken, fatter than the ones in GenSan, but still just another small city in the Philippines.
I am becoming ever aware, there are too many people in the Philippines and nobody goes to the beach. Most of the more primitive ethnic cultures are just now, Filipinos.
I was on the bus. 20 Pesos from Tboli to Surallah. 20 Peso from Surrallah to Marbel 40 Pesos from Marbel to General Santos. 20 Peso for a Motorcycle Taxi alone to the Anchor Inn.
Ok, I was on the bus, on the way to the Tboli Hotel and I just could not do it… The Tboli Hotel is nice, yet it is a Motel on the outskirts of the city or the highway, it is not in the center of the city. Maybe, I should call it a Taxi Hotel, you cannot just walk around, and you need to take a taxi all the time to go anywhere.
I am in the Anchor Hotel, almost a perfect location for me in General Santos, as it is next to the Public Market, just down the street from the Lions Beach, on the ocean or close. Then just a walk away from the PakMan Internet Café, or the one above the PakMan Convenience store, free internet if I have WIFI enabled computer.
Just is a 10 times better place for a man who wants to see the Philippines culture and not the inside of a Motel. A bonus is the HBO, CNN TV and the Hot Water, the bad part, is I must pay 300 Peso more, probably a next increase of cost of 150 Pesos, I deducted the amount of extra fees for taxis and time… hehehe, if I paid myself for time the cost is the same.