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Travel Blogs from Bacolod
... a bus from Caticlan and helpful lady brow beating a taxi driver to give me a better price. A couple of things that amused me: crisps called Ding Dong and Chavs Convenience store. I half expected someone to walk out wearing baggy tracksuit bottoms and a Burberry cap. Today, I've got an hour on a ferry and about 4 1/2 hours bus trip to Dumaguette. Should be diving Apo Island in a day or ...
... but that was something I
just couldn’t keep quiet about, we’re nurses and doctors… we are trained in
caring, educating and preventing and that was a million miles from what I saw
today. It should never have happened and although I know it will I really hope
no one else has to go through what this man has.
A little duller compared to my
previous posts, but something I felt I couldn’t keep quiet about and something I
never want to see again!
... 8 of us stayed in a tent on the beach. We got breakfast lunch and
dinner every day which all had rice (obviously) every time, we had fresh fish, shell fish
and crabs for every meal with other meats and veg too. The food was so much
nicer than I was expecting. It was mainly Filipinos on the island who were on
holiday, it's not touristy there yet which was great. A lot of people were from Manila, the capital. It turns out the photo
taking didn't stop ...
... which again was a
massive eye opener and something I am nearly always left in two minds about.
The weekend however was spent in Boracay, an island that’s a short 10 minute
boat ride away from the northern tip of Panay island, a five hour drive away
for us and well known for its nightlife and white sandy beaches.
I’m really glad we went as apparently if you come to the
Philippines it’s a must do. Honestly though, I wouldn’t ...
... Bacolod with the pastor of this region, Mr. Florante Siopan (pronounced Show-pahn) and his wife Lina. They are delightful people as well as being dedicated and faithful servants of God and His church. We also traveled with three of the young adults from Bacolod - Hazel Julag-ay, Florbell Sison, and TJ Siopan. Hazel is the daughter of the associate pastor in Bacolod and Florbell and TJ grandchildren of Mr & Mrs. Siopan. With fine young adults like this, ...