Islanders Paradise Beach
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... jeepney driver to drive us for over an hour to the rugged hilly north of the island (assisted by 500 pesos). The island is very green and countryfied, and on the way up there is hardly any traffic, just the occassional cluster of wooden houses and the occasional small open-fronted roadside store. There are coconut trees in profusion and banana plantations, beyond these are the mangrove trees you can see from the jetty, and beyond them is the blue glitter ...
... Resort (yes, it does have lots of coconut trees, though it’s not quite a grove). I am already nicknamed ‘Richmond the Adventurer’ after my ride in and our names are sent to every service area in the resort.
The resort is huge and it takes a good five minutes to get to our room, the absolute far end from any wi-fi or mobile service. Oh no!!
Back at the poolside bar we are greeted by Don-Don, who calls ...
... but only ones that would be ripe tomorrow, so we said no thanks. Then 5 minutes later she came back and said she had one that was ripe. I optimistically trusted this and later discovered it wasn't ripe.
We took our food back to the 'hotel' and ate out on the patio. The moon was very bright and beautiful out over the ocean. The owner sold us some drinks out of the bar area and brought us some plates and silverware. The food was absolutely delicious. One of the best ...
... as being tourists not only because we were the only ones wearing crash helmets but the lady selling the fuel offered George a funnel to get the petrol in!
We had our scooter (nick named squirt) for 2 days and used it to drive round the island. The roads are pretty empty apart from around school pickup time where the kids loved to wave and say hello as we drove past. I think they found it funny we had helmets on as it’s definitely ...
We wanted to share with you some of the things we have noticed in our three weeks of travel so far.
1. The Philippinos have one pace of walking - very slow.....whether or not they're in a rush, they still walk at the same pace - more like a saunter.
2. Most homes have some sort of an animal. Whether it be a cat, dog, pig, cow, goat, water buffalo, chickens or roosters. The roosters, however, seem to be ...