Dumanhog Blue Wave Resort
Travel Blogs from Siquijor
... us having a dinner date on a night that wasn't a Saturday!! Anyway, we had a lovely evening with them before we had to say cheerio. The best apart about travelling is the people we meet. Safe travels to our new Austrian friends.
Dumaguette is a very typical Philippine city - noisy, busy, dusty and crowded. It was a nice couple of days though and gave us some time to regroup, get some money, ...
... sensible plan until we realised the coast road is the only tarmac/flat/easy road and the centre of the island is, shall we say- mountainous!
A very exciting and equally scary evening ensued as we hammered across the centre of the island, mainly unpaved dirt tracks with no lighting, but lots of friendly children and bemused adults in the mountain towns waving and shouting encouragement to the mad white people :)
Got a bit lost at one point and took direction from ...
... jump in whilst Charlotte got up the courage to use the rope swing.
Last on our journey was a beach that is apparently popular with locals and has slides and ****. Again the drive was long but it's so nice and peaceful, part of the fun is the actual bike ride. Other than the town centres I can honestly say there isn't a part of this island that is anything less than amazing.
The beach ended up being a little underwhelming in comparison to the ...
... br> off the jeepney at the new, Robinson's mall trying to realign our
spines. After a few too many bus rides in recent days we've developed
some seriously achy, wonky backs.
wandered into the the cool, clean atmosphere of the mall, a blissful
respite from the humidity and filth outside. At each mall entrance
bags are checked and customers are scanned by an armed security guard
with a metal detector searching for guns- reassuring!! Most of ...
... girls, that every time one got near there boat (they didn't even get in the water!!), got hysterical, annoying divers, and this one guy with red speedos and yellow fins, and others, it was a bit annoying.
And our 'not so waterproof anymore' camera was not working very well! Perfect timing!
I mean, the only reason the Whalesharks were there is because the locals were feeding them and basically keeping them trapped in ...