Charisma Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Siquijor
... a fire to cook rice on, and danced on the beach under a full moon. I can still remember the burning hot rice and cool ocean breeze before the Tanduay put me to bed. All in all Siquijor is a do it yourself paradise, with all you could want or need a short ride or hike away. Definately worth a visit to see the scenery and meet some amazing filipino locals. Im glad I had this experience, before my long boat and layover schedule to make it back to Manila for my ...
... book they claim was the spark was 'Noli Me Tangere' (Touch Me Not) which is a doomed love story set amongst a backdrop of political turmoil, murdering priests and torture. Sounds quite dark, but as there are so many monuments, street names and statues in the Philippines dedicated to this man (literally every town has a Rizal street!) I thought I should try and see what he was trying to say. I'll keep you updated but it's quite heavy going so far...
Well, plenty of ...
From Camiguin we headed on to Siquijor, another small island in the Visayas. The first two days we rented a motorbike. In exploration of the island we cruised along the coastal road and drove through tiny settlements in the hilly interior. Locals were waving and greeting us and we made several stops to chat with people. We were once again amazed at how simple a lot of people live here; but they all seamed very happy and content. Along the way we stopped ...
... could come down to what I ate this evening. Most local food stalls and restos were closed for the holiday with the exception of McDonalds and Jollibee (both open 24 hours) and a handful of international cuisine restos along Rizal Boulevard. I had an expensive mexican burrito and juice for dinner and later went to McDonalds for supper. In the middle of the night, my stomach rumbled awkwardly and diarrhea kicked in. Or rather, out. ...
... found out, by people bellowing up and down the corridor at 6am.
There was even internet – phew!
headed out early, the streets slightly quieter than usual, and with
some difficulty found a jeepney to Valencia, a small town near the
mountains. It only took fifteen minutes to get there, travelling
through beautiful tree lined streets, crucifixion poster boards
surrounded by piles of flowers and a few NGO buildings.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCharisma Beach Resort Siquijor
Nice clean rooms, comfortable bed and nice staff. Food is pricey but there are other places to eat nearby. The beach is decent - soft white powder sand but some debris nearby and no waves.
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