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Travel Blogs from Dumaguete
The older ladies' husband arrives in a tatty van and we drive along the dirt roads to the main road. There was a 'round van discussion' before we left which didn't include me. One of the ladies at each window and the husband at the wheel, talking in Tagalog about getting me to Dumaguete. Seems I am to take one of the many little jeepney vans into town. I thought hubby was taking me all the way, but that's okay. He coaches me during our five minute trip to the main ...
... little shops, basically a small grocery convenience store, big enough to have basic cooking supplies), one cheapie DVD stall where we bought Ender's Game for the equivalent of a dollar, and a pretty happening bar called Get Wrecked. There was a bunch of action around the bar, including a couple dozen hammocks hung and people obviously camping. We finally figured out that this weekend was the 6th annual skateboard/longboard get together. I don't know ...
... are male. On the morning that we went out, there were probably a good dozen or so who had showed up for the early morning feeding. When we plunged in, there were two or three swimming right beside our tiny boat. They are very gentle creatures. The most dangerous part of being in the water with them is their tale or fin which could slice you wide open with a single swish. As I mentioned, they swim straight at you, which can be ...
... really short to get it to Hong Kong in time, then when it finally got dispatched I tracked it online and first it went to Paris, then Mumbai, then somewhere in China, then it finally made it to Hong Kong.... the day before we left... Phew!!! Big panic time, but it all worked out.
Anyway back to the proposal, picture it.... pure paradise, turtles swimming around just offshore, a lovely beach on a beautiful island and the potential father-in-laws blessing ...
... treacherous to get to, down hundreds of steps and over a fast flowing river surrounded by rocks. I was very hungover too, following an introduction to cheap Tanduay Rum by Sam, the French guy. A litre bottle is £1.50! After a couple of days in the university town of Dumaguete I caught the boats over to a tiny island called ...
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