Travel Blogs from Siquijor
Siquijor, the second island in our Philippines trip.
Siquijor is a small island said to have sorcery, folk healers and natural powers. It's a place where you can rent a bike and explore the island without the crowd. It's definitely the place where you can get away. Even though it's small, there are so many things to do.
How did we get there?
After swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob, we hopped on a tricycle to Liloan ...
... time as Lucy calls it and relaxation meant for a lovely few days. The sunsets where incredible, vivid red seeping through huge plumes of cloud that looked like mushroom clouds from a bomb. In the evenings, locals would come out with their torches at low tide and pick the sea bed for shellfish and any other crustacean they could find to eat, including sea urchins...well at least they are good for something :-) Several European visitors cruised in and out of the resort including ...
... I sat on the street corner for a minute, watched the traffic, took a deep breath, collected myself and moved on. Needless to say I survived the day in town :) Walked quite a bit on Rizal Street (a Main Street along the ocean) and zigzagged around town. I made the mistake of heading down an alley where they were butchering animals and that was not something I would have ...
... lovely waterfalls and went spelunking in a cave. The latter was very nice indeed with a clear stream running through and great stalactites and stalacmites. Already in Sabang (underground river cave) we wanted to explore the cave closer and longer but where not allowed to. But here we were and got pretty wet and dirty as we had to squad down and squeeze through narrow passages - cool! Only depending on the light of our flashlights, we ventured ...
... They either had very potent powers or
the time it had taken to find some medicine was so long that I was
cured by the next day.
a place to eat that evening was tricky due to the limited number of
places open and the huge queues in those that were. Eventually we
just headed to Casa Blanca for an expensive but tasty dinner. There
was a beautiful full moon that night and plenty of people (and
police) parading up and down the ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Agripino Siquijor
Great beaches just below, lovely staff, clean rooms and good value...what could be better!
Dare you to jump off the platforms into the sea.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.