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On Tuesday, I needed a break from the sun. After a bit of lazing about, I strolled down to get a midday massage, followed by a huge fish dish for two, to myself. Later, I went for a dive at Crocodile Island, with Danish Nick from Watercolours. A couple of early evening beers on the beach, dinner at The Treehouse (literally), and propping up the bar at Red Pirates with French Julian, ...
I’m on the orthopaedics ward for my
final 2 weeks, the only way I can describe it to you is that it looks like an
underground car park with old hospital beds and overcrowded with patients. The heat
is unbearable, there is no air con and if I’m honest I’m sure the reason
everyone looks so drained and ill is because there is no escape from it. They
share one fan between about 3 beds and even then all they really do is push
around the hot ...
... Not to worry, we arrived in IloIlo where we were going to stay for the night but it was only 1pm so I thought we could get the ferry to Bacolad and stay there before going to Dumaguete! The ferry was rough, it took 1 hour and cost 265 per person. We got proper comfy seats though and a Disney film was on! When we got to Bacolad we got a trike with a local to Check Inn where we would stay for the night but it was fully booked. I didn't get a ...
... person a 30-minute slot to eat as many mangoes as s/he desired. My slot was from 11:50-12:10.
I had had a light breakfast, and trained like a marathon runner 4 days leading up to eat, maxing on 6 mangoes in one sitting. Today was the day. As soon as I sat down, one plate of 3 mangoes was placed in front of me. Each plate equaled 1 kilo. I devoured the first 3 kilos (9 mangoes) with no problem within just under 10 ...
... and slightly arduous process that wasn't aided by the fact that it was getting hotter all the time. In the Philippines, the summer just gets hotter and hotter until the rainy season but nevertheless we made it through Iloilo City, had our visas extended and eventually found our way over to Guimaras, in a mountain side resort which had a beautiful sunset view overlooking a stunning bay at the foot of the mountain. We were in the home of the alleged "sweetest mangos in ...