The 'park' across the street was an empty lot no one was using so the family cleaned it out, built a pavilion and used it as an all-purpose yard.
This was my cupful.
Unfortunately it was the fish section. It did not help the smell any.
Did you know that the ink from squid is used as flavoring? It tastes a little like soy sauce.
Tricycles are the main mode of transportation. Not many people know how to drive a car. I saw a few jeepneys in Gen San but there are more in Davao.
The jeepney is the small bus-thing in the back of this picture.
Here you can see the tricycle a little better. Filipinos really squish into them, and onto the top of motorcycles. I counted 10 of us in a trike once, although some of them were kids. The blue motorcycle behind it isn't attached. There are two short benches in the back like the one in the front only lengthwise.
A lot of my time was spent with the family's kids. We had lots of fun. The oldest girl here especially loved meeting another white girl. Her mom is Philippine but her daddy is white so she feels different from a lot of her friends.
It is strange being the only white girl around sometimes. Many people turn to look and definitely act different towards an Americano.
The house was quite open because it did not have air-conditioning. There were always three or four little lizards on the walls and several lines of ants going steadily up, down or across. Birds flew in and out too.
Most of the lizards were 3-4" long but there was a gecko that came out after a rain storm one evening. He was maybe 8" long.
Well, that's all for now. I've got lots more to show but it is for an upcoming post. Stay tuned!