Another day of travel. This time just one bus direct to Manila from San Narciso. After waiting for roughly an hour, a nice A/C Victory liner bus picked us up and took us directly to Manila, with two breaks along the way. Great excuse to get some reading done.
The whole journey was quicker than expected taking roughly 5 hours in total for just 200php each. We ordered a Grab split three ways which then took us from the bus station to Z Hostel (for the second time) , 280php. We arrived before sundown. Checked in relaxed. Not too much later Tom arrived after a 22 hour from the UK.
To celebrate our reunion we went grabbed some Mexican food and found a bar to enjoyed some San Mig Lights. A nice way to say farewell to my first chapter of the trip, as Chloe and Harri head off to Vietnam and usher in a new adventure with Tom for the next month.