Flamingo Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Dumaguete
... composition to capture on photo but mostly to just enjoy the moments of watching fluffy clouds skirt by the peak of Mt Kanlaon. Further up the road around the river bend, we stubbled onto a patch of farmland beautifully sculpted under a ravine, alongside a winding stream, forming a picturesque postcard. I was reluctant to leave but I had to catch my bus to Dumaguete at 12 pm.
Scenic Roads to Dumaguete
... share the chores of research and booking, you have more bargaining power, and it’s obviously safer than being alone. If you are making your whole trip with another person you can share the weight of items like shampoo and guidebooks that you don’t need one each of.
The downsides are mainly that you might not want to do the same things and you might find yourself waiting around for the other person a lot – especially if one person is a night owl and ...
a chance to cool off at the Check Inn we braved the sun again. Our
next venture out was back to the 'Pick and Carry' phone shop where
after some confusion we managed to clarify what was wrong with our
new SIM – no credit! Bizarrely the way to get top up was to write
our new phone number on a piece of paper, hand over 30 Php to the
sales assistant and hope for the best! Somehow this strange system
did actually work! We ...
... as big rocks but in a country with more than 7,000 islands, every one counts!) appeared off the coast. We anchored off a fishing village around midday and as soon as the anchor hit the sand were in the water for a quick dip and the rest of the afternoon was spent snorkeling and trying to avoid jellyfish stings (with limited success).
... the bus takes around 4 or 5 hours. It ranges from empty and relatively comfortable to absolutely packed against the wall with peoples hens/bags in your face. The scenary as ever was spectacular even in the rain. We did manage to get through 'The Beaver' though, neither of us could handle another 5 hours with just our thoughts.
It was dusk as we arrived. For once we had a rough idea of the hotel we wanted. We got dropped there with no fuss and checked in, we are relatively happy ...