Slam'S Garden Resort
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... thing to Mala(whatever) myself (how hard could it be?) If this went the way it looked like going, there was going to be one very wet boatman with a fat lip, and three terminally stranded Skinners. Thank the Lord I had an outbreak of commonsense and decided that immobilising the captain of your ferry boat to the Island (and possibly back) was not one of the best ideas I have ever had. After I had paid up another 60pesos on the other side for another waterlogged ...
... the typhoon Yolanda caused a lot of damage. Old wood, roofplates, broken concreet and distroyed palmtrees everywere. The stories are horror to hear, they knew the storm was coming but never expected it would be so strong. some boats end up on top of palmtrees. Fortunately here on Malapascua no people are killed due the typhoon, but in other parts the numbers are about 10 000.
Walking by the pretty resorts they are already quiet complete ...
Caught a jeepney from Colon Street to the northern bus terminal for 10 peso and then an air-con bus to Maya on the northern tip of Cebu Island for only 180 peso (4½ hrs). From there it's a 100 peso (30mins) boat ride to Malapascua Island. I stayed at the Villa Sandra Backpackers which is only 300 peso in the dorm room and a really chilled out place with likeminded travellers. I came here as ...
... Banta via a bendy plank of wood and watched as our friendly Philippino captain pugwash piled the boat full of supplies (and more people as they turned up). As our heavily laden Banta pushed out into open sea the weather took a turn for the worse and pugwash progressively lost his cosy grin. It took close to 1 hour to cross a stretch of sea that on a calm day takes about 20 minutes. The waves were the size of houses... Apart from our brush with the unknown ...
... chilled atmosphere to have a beer or cocktail, we decided it must be because the accommodation is so nice that people tend to stay in their bungalows - either way it was a lovely calm, safe atmosphere. The main village was in the middle of the island and if you walked through it you were met with absolute poverty, but at the same time some of the happiest kids I have ever seen, they would follow us shouting 'hello, hello!!!', waving madly and giving us ...