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    Bienvenido a Zamboanga Hermosa!

    "Bienvenido aqui na Zamboanga" what greeted Tutubi in Asia's Latin City's Zamboanga International Airport where people speak Chavacano, a Spanish Creole language.

    There were so many policemen at the airport, not because there's trouble, but due to an on-going security conference, incidentally, held at Tutubi's hotel: Garden Orchid Hotel.

    A stone's throw,literally, from the airport, Garden Orchid Hotel, would be Tutubi's home for a few days.
    garden orchid hotel zamboanga cityphoto of Garden Orchid Hotel lobby

    The the check-in counter ladies of the hotel were nice and accomodating. Even the bellboy was kind enough to give Tutubi the last copy of the Zamboanga City tourism brochure that Tutubi used to explore the city of smiles.

    To be continued...

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:38 PM,


    At Mar 6, 2008, 6:16:00 AM, Blogger gizelle said...

    What a grand staircase!

    Another travel post, I'll look forward to more...I've added you in my bloglist as I come here often naman mas madali din click for me from my sidebar ;-)

    At Mar 6, 2008, 10:18:00 AM, Blogger lagal[og] said...

    wow, i like this new, very organized look tutubi :-)

    At Mar 6, 2008, 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous kahlan281 said...

    hi! i was blog surfing and saw this. i live in manila but my hometown is Zamboanga hermosa. i hope you had a fun time when you were there. di naman scary di ba? :D hope you'd come back and visit us again :D

    At Mar 6, 2008, 11:50:00 AM, Blogger pusa said...

    wow cant wait for your zambo photos and story :)

    btw, i like the new color/theme of your blog :)

    At Mar 6, 2008, 10:33:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    gizelle, thanks for the link. will link you up too :P

    laga[og], thanks

    kahlan281, more posts to come about your hermosa hometown. di naman talaga nakakatakot e

    pusa, malapit na..thanks forthe compliment

    At Mar 7, 2008, 4:55:00 AM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Looks like a nice enough place.

    At Mar 8, 2008, 8:36:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    Nice staircase; the curve made it classy.


    At Mar 8, 2008, 8:49:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    Lovely place!


    At Mar 17, 2008, 2:55:00 PM, Blogger dave (",) said...

    There's a saying from women beseeching their boyfriends from going to far Zamboanga, for fear that the men will be attracted to the fair women of that place. It happened to my brother, would it happen to you too? ;)

    At Mar 17, 2008, 10:05:00 PM, Blogger tutubi philippines said...

    dave, zamboanga is truly hermosa as much as the mujeres there...
    elusive tutubi :P

    At May 30, 2008, 1:18:00 PM, Anonymous jerick said...

    boracay is a perfect place to spend a vacation..

    At Nov 7, 2010, 7:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    no offend but please correct the label that you've named to our culture "Pidgin Spanish" it is not a Spanish language nor a dialect of spanish.. it is a language... a language...not a pidgin!thanks


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