My vacation this year is a pre-Christmas vacation. Traveling early in December as I can’t take time off over Christmas itself.
Cebu Pacific flights were nice and cheap, so I booked myself a return ticket to Legazpi in the Philippines. Now I like flying Cebu Pacific from Qatar because flights to the Philippines are direct. And they land at T3 instead of T1, and T3 is where my domestic flight leaves from so no shuttle transfer terminal to terminal.
There is a transfer required at Manila T3 for the domestic flight to Legazpi, and this is another win for Cebu Pacific, as once you have cleared customs your hold luggage can be checked back in instantly at the customs area.
This means you are luggage free (except hand baggage obviously) to wander around T3. If you are travelling on your own like me this makes getting food and going for a pee much easier.
Once through customs I got the first glimpse of Christmas. Having just traveled from Qatar where there is hardly any sign of Christmas, it was so nice to finally see the spirit of Christmas expressed freely.
I had to get a selfie with the trees straight away. Then off in search of food.
Burger King was well busy at the time of landing and besides I was in search of pork, so I walked past this one and headed for the new Food Hall on the top floor.
Where I found Chowking and ordered a nice Sweet & Sour pork.
Then off to McDonald’s for coffee.
Next I had a load of time to kill, so I went in search of Christmas, and found it everywhere.
Worn out I needed to get horizontal and have a lay down. But all the lounges were full. I could see others finding places to crash and decided the floor would be fine for me as well. Except that all the best locations had already been taken.
Then I spotted this un-occupied spot.
And went for it
Thank goodness I bought a nice new memory foam neck support pillow. It gave me a nice sleep.
Then off to my 5:15am flight to Legazpi