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Girlie Bars | Tropical Ways - Philippines Travelogue

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12. Girlie Bars

12. Girlie Bars

Mel dropped me at the swanky New World Hotel, where I met Alex. Educated, cultured, and extremely well-mannered, somewhere in his late 20s, a mix of Japanese and Filipino, speaking English like an American, he smoked constantly, but was one of those for whom smoking seemed natural - neither a chore nor a desperate necessity. [...]



18. On the Banks of a River

Though I was indeed headed for Baguio, as I told the dancers I’d met at the bay, what I didn’t tell them was I would take a quick stop by Angeles on the way. Angeles, or the town of Dau actually, was girlie bar central in the Philippines. About fifty miles or so from Manila, [...]



19. One Night in Angeles

The trip to Angeles was a hot one. Though the taxi technically had air-conditioning, it was of the shy variety, that type too embarrassed to go full-frontal. It revealed itself only in slivers, thin veins of coolness flirting through the waves of hot air blowing from the vents. Once freed from Manila and out on [...]