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On top of wanting to not be in transit on my birthday, and having at least one fruity drink on a beach, I had decided that I wanted to see pretty fish. Even though Eda doesn't feel comfortable in more than a few feet of water, she gamely accompanied me on a mini island excursion.
We'd booked the tour the day before at the hotel's tiny dive …
We started our second day in Cebu (though I would view it as our first, in Japan, the first day is the day you set out on, no matter how late the hour) with the breakfast buffet, which was very satisfying indeed. There was a good mix of local and Western options, including French toast (on mini bread!), scalloped potatoes, ensaymadas (rolls topped …
[Bits in italics are copied verbatim from my travel journal.]
Two and a half years ago, I decided that I wanted to celebrate my thirtieth birthday:
1. on a beach with a fruity drink in my hand;
2. in a country I'd never been to before;
3. somewhere not so far away that a three-day stay would not seem worth it;
4. at a …
... and inconvenience, for Ivy to return to Cebu from Bangkok in early May and to stay for however long is necessary and hope, again, still, that the court will honour its latest commitment to hear her.
Soon enough we brought all the delights of the day, the place and each other to mind. The walk back to the bungalows, earthing our feet in the sand and the shallows, with the brightest of the stars emerging in the velvet sky, was something to be enjoyed.
... in all of its church, government and social structure (so called). The entire system lacks any semblance of integrity and at all but an inconsequential level, it makes no apologies for it or secret of it.
Intrinsic to our well thought out plan was that Ivy, on top of all the above, would do her medical examination in Cebu Hospital. It is a requirement of the Australian government for her partner visa application. She would also arrange for ...
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The hotel was very nice, not too crowded when we were there. The staff were very friendly, the food at both the restaurants was excellent, and the little beach was lovely. For a reasonably-priced stay, this place was great!
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