Islanders Paradise Beach
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... paradise. This island itself is beautifully landscaped, hilly and surrounded by white sand beaches which make up most of the island. It offers many natural wonders, its waterfalls, old churches, white sand beaches and parks.
Technically, you can tour the whole island for a day but we opted to stay for four days. Aboard a tricycle, with our ever trusted and accommodating tour ...
... search. Add shacks to the search. I have never felt the need to use OMFG so poignantly. Don't get me wrong, the people were lovely, perhaps the more so lovely for putting up with the **** where they live. But it was shack city. With two utterly bizarre exceptions. Number One. Bigfoot. We were given directions to give to the taxi driver, turn right at Bigfoot. So what's Bigfoot? A film and television school. In the middle of shack city. Exception, and direction, number ...
... she quickly covers.
What we have discovered is that the tourist slogan 'it's more fun in the Phillipines' seems to apply well to local marital, extra-marital and gender bender activities the locals get up to. Through various means we have got a sense that it is not uncommon for wives to take on lovers, men take on lovers and ladyboys, homosexuality simmers along just below the surface, and this is all sometimes and sometimes not, ...
... minutes compare to the smaller and slow ferry boat that takes 90 minutes or more. I was really impressed with Ocean Fast Ferry, it had A/C, movie screen, and comfortable seats. It made the 45 minute journey fly by and the next thing you know your in Siquijor. So, if you plan on visiting Siquijor, you have to factor in the travel time.
Summary of the Journey:
30 minute ferry-Liloan to Sibulan Port
30 minute tricycle ride ...
... drift dive, basically meaning you don't have to swim you just float along the reef with the current. We saw bumphead parrotfish, grouper, school of jacks, lion fish, sea snakes, scorpionfish, moray eels, angelfish, giant trevally, red toothed triggerfish, Titan triggerfish, butterflyfish, yellow boxfish and a hawksbill turtle.
Unfortunately that was our time over in Apo Island but we didn't want to leave or pay the bill :( oh well it was Christmas, why not treat ...