After 40 hours of transit via Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Manila, having used 4 flights, 3 different airlines and having spent 2 nights in planes and at airports we and our luggage safely reached our first destination: Bacolod on the Philippines. Our planned (and longed for) sleepover on the way in a hotel in Manila unfortunately did not materialize, as one of the flights was delayed by 5 hours. But hey, if this year is going to teach us something, it will be flexibility! Our friends in Bacolod, however, where totally on time to pick us up and make us feel welcome! And yes, the shower and the bed in our hotel room also made us feel welcome (I am sure the people around us also appreciated us having a shower :-)!