Monday, December 18th, 2017

Exercise: View over pool at Sarabia Manor Fitness Center, Iloilo City I enjoy walking for exercise. I used to run but I’m too old and out of shape for that now. I used to use the very nice treadmills at the Clark-Hatch Fitness Center in Sarabia Manor Hotel. I paid P3000 for an annual membership and P800 per month. This entitled me to use the pool, shower room and all of the exercise equipment. A towel was provided. Generally I would go mid-morning and then go somewhere for lunch afterwards. There are many Koreans staying in Sarabia complex and sometimes later in the day the gym would be quite busy. It was somewhat air-conditioned. If you stay at the Sarabia Manor Hotel or the economical Charter Pension House at the back of the hotel complex you’ll be able to use the pools for free. Morning Walk, San Jose Street, Molo, Iloilo City The people at Sarabia treated me very well. I would almost always tip the kids working there so they were always happy to see me. The Day’s Hotel in the Atrium Shopping Center has a nice, upscale, air-conditioned  fitness center After awhile, I got a bit bored with the treadmills and started walking in the city. I’d walk from our apartment in Molo to and around downtown. This allowed me to really explore the nooks and crannies of the colorful downtown area. This is fine during the cooler times of…