However, even though I had a sneaking suspicion I’d face lousy weather, I had NO hint of the enormity of the sizable weather system that is pounding down Philippines. Typhoon grade, if not full on typhoon! I got in first thanks to date arrangements and cheap airfare, and thought I could use the extra time to film some broll footage on my own. That thought went right down the drain.. Speaking of drains, I wish the downpour would, cause Metro Manila is FLOODED!
I’ve been stuck 2 days in a hotel room with the internet for my companion. Caught up with some work, established contacts with some fixers, and hit the gym a few times a day! Jonny is on his way down from Rome, however I got a distressing email from him about hassles he had to face.. Apparently they wanted him to have a ticket OUT of Manila before he got IN to Manila (something which I haven’t had to face). And apparently he had to do this 20 minute before the check in counter closes! Well, haven’t heard from Mr. Legg since his distress email 3 hours ago, I’m guessing hes on his way to Kuwait (Rome to Kuwait to Manila). All part of the logistical excitement of travel production!
Anyway, by the next post, we should be deep into our first segment so look out for an update then! GO TO PART 2