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Travel Blogs from Dumaguete
Once arriving back to Dumaguete. I got a tricycle to Coco Grande again. I went for a long walk this time down to the city centre. Did a bit of shopping and grabbed some local food once again. This time it wasn't lizard by the way.
I noticed there were a lot of street kids asking for money here. More than I have encountered even in Cebu or …
Got a Superkat via Bohol (which I intend to go to later but just stayed at the port) to Dumaguete. This was my first voyage on water here. I did enjoy it, although was getting a tad sea sick by the end of the trip. Saw some great views of Negro's, Siquijor and Bohol, As well as Cebu's southern coast. Heard this a great town which a lot of traveler' …
... New Years =]
After diving we packed up our stuff, went for a fantastic local meal (BBQ platter - SO much meat =]) then sat on the rooftop of Harrolds and swapped photos with fellow divers =]
We were up early this next morning to start our travel to Malapascua. It should be a 15minute tricycle, then an half hour boat - then 2 x 3 hour bus rides - with a taxi in between then a final ferry for 40 minutes.
... and chatting up the overabundant barmaids who seemed to spend more time on all the above activities themselves that doing anything resembling work (a recurring theme in Philo ex-pat bars). With the mopeds provided free by our accommodation we also checked out some nearby beaches and a floating restaurant, and squeezed in some more SCUBA adventures at Balicasag. Sadly Paul went home from here.
Booze busses and booze boats – Bohol – ...
... paddling in the shallow
water. Dinner was a very tasty vegetable curry/ fish dish which we'd
had to order several hours in advance.
had earlier wished for huge rain storm which did actually arrive,
with distant rumbles of thunder and steady rainfall all night plus a
near heart attack when a coconut fell onto our bathroom roof with a
huge crash waking us.
Monday 26th March
birthday to Tom's Nan!