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Here is our blog entry from Siquijor.
It took us most of the day to get from Bohol to Siquijor. Part of the trip involved us sharing a bangka (think giant canoe with stabilisers) with about 40 Filipinos and a motorbike!
We eventually got to our bungalow at 22:00. It was right on the beach …
I'll let the pix speak for themselves as we've very little to report.
Our friends, Ian and Pauline, who we met on the Dauin dive and came over on the same ferry with, have had a much more adventurous time. They hired a motor bike to drive round the island - we hired a jeepney and driver, as I have a pathological distrust of motorbikes, not to …
... plan was to get in and go for a snorkel...5 minutes after going in we were straight back out again having encountered several large jellyfish all with our names on them!
Its a beautiful resort set right on the coast (no beach) which means you can go into the water and cool off from the intense heat of the summer that is still building in temperature. One of it's attractions are the fireflies, settling themselves in the trees and lighting up the evening like christmas trees. ...
... which was one of the best experiences. The falls are great for soaking into and have a nice shower.
On the way back to the boat we visited the Arena town and had a nice fruit shake on top of the highest hill while watching the nice sunset from the top. This was another memorable moment of the night.
We got back to the boat after 7pm for a great fish dinner and some sleep.
... there are in the cities.
continued walking past the huge Silliman University and the memorial
park, greeted all the way by the friendly locals. Our final stop for
the day was the Centrop – a well hidden animal conservation centre.
A suggested donation of 10 Php each was requested, but we later went
back and gave some more as we were so impressed with the work that
they are trying to do here with such limited resources. We were shown