Wild Orchid Beach Resort, Olongapo

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I accompanied my client and his business partner to Olongapo. Who wouldn’t want to work by the beach? It was an invitation that was too good to resist. Last time I’ve been to Olongapo was almost a decade ago. I was curious as to how the place has changed.

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After a 5-hour drive, we arrived at around 9pm.

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It was too dark to go out and do night shots. Then again, the main high way was lined with bars and strip joints. Yes, we were on that side of the city.

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We got a place that faced the beach. But since it was too dark, I was only able to take a pic of the garden.

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I did say it was a working-trip, so after settling down, I got online and worked. That’s what I’d do at night. Once the sun was up, I started taking pictures…

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Of the lobby…

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the cafe…

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the bar which is a popular hangout for the foreigners…

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the pool and jacuzzi…

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er…the other “pool”…

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People selling stuff on the beach…

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The beach itself…

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Bancas waiting for customers who are willing to pay to be taken to cleaner and clearer waters…

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Another angle of the bar in the middle of the sea…

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As well as how our resort looked like on the “outside”. An entirely different world actually.

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Finally I had my fill of Olongapo’s golden sunsets.

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And colorful twilights.

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Back in the resort, a band started playing for customers who drank and dined. On my end it was time for me to go back to my laptop and work once more.

 

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