Friday, January 8, 2010

While bored and stuck in traffic

Rehabilitation work on the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX) has finally reached the southern end of that road. Plus, the construction of the road connecting SLEX to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway is well underway. To make matters worse, the roads were unusually clogged on the days approaching the holiday season.

Quite predictably, everyday was a traffic jam on the SLEX in December 2009.

The upside to all that slow driving, was the chance to appreciate the view on the southbound stretch of the SLEX. 


Take the photo, for example. This was the first time I got a good look at Mount Makiling as clouds flew by its peaks (thanks to the hanging amihan).


Ten days later, while on the same stretch of road, but closer to the Batino Exit, the legendary mountain was hidden behind the rain and the haze.

Amazing. Just the same, I hope that the SLEX repairs get done soon... so that i could appreciate what driving on a freeway feels like. =)