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... with fan room and ensuite. The promenade fronting the sea is close by. Families were already out in tow, strolling or simply just enjoying the views out to Cebu and Siquijor in the distance. Some say Negros was named after the black sands at Dumaguete. I will take that with a grain of salt but the sands here are indeed black in colour. Or rather blackish.
Cause & Effect
What was going to happen to me in the next ...
... up and immediately initiated beer pong and other drinking games. Despite my usual modus operandi of preferring to stay relatively sober when travelling, I had come down to these parts FOR fiesta season, so I allowed myself to be swept up in the ruckus, and I particularly enjoyed having our resident DJ in the form of my fellow token Aussie Pete.
Leigh and Bepe, two young carpenters and best friends from England, were the nucleus of the group, since they’d ...
still busy streets. There were many beggars around that evening,
upsetting because most were young children. It's so hard not to be
able to help them. After stocking up on banana cake and water in case
the city really did shut down for Easter we headed back to the hotel.
were pleasantly surprised to discover that Dumaguete definitely
doesn't shut down on Maundy Thursday. Less pleasant was the way ...
... back towards the beach - with a parade in tow.
Our return to Time was delayed by the Philippines other national pastime... Karaoke! We ended up at what we thought was a bar for a quick drink but what was actually a woman's house... with a full Karaoke setup. And to top it off, the song lyrics were shown over NBA highlights from the 80's & 90's. There were even some makeshift bleachers for Karaoke viewers. It all seemed ...
... 2 kilos that afternoon!!
And have sweated less spending an hour in a sauna!!
So back the way we came, and i can tell you that climbing up 320 steps is a lot harder than going down them! But at least it was downhill from there!
Waved goodbye to all of Jedwards friends, back in the tricycle we were, headed back to Harolds and this brings me up to where i started, the only difference is that i've had 3 beers by now!!
Tonight is ...