Sabang Oasis Resort
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... of friendly Koreans.
Mindoro is a funny place. As it is very close to Manila there are many Filipino tourist who come here plus a number of ‘western’ tourists plus many, many Korean tourists. Unfortunately there seem to be a lot of old (and really ugly) western men with very young filipino girls. It is pretty low rent.
However we managed to avoid it or ignore it and found a great family ...
... award ceremony, but i know from now the best breakfast is going to be 'cornsilog', especially when Miss K has a no eating eggs day!! More for me!! Anyway, bored in the afternoon, we go beach exploring, but soon came to a pretty wide river crossing ( 3 metres). I did ok and manged to pretty much clear it. Miss k on the other hand failed! SPLASH!! hahaha. So completly alone on a massive stretch of beach, was so peaceful, and even though i have been told strictly not to, ...
... br> much.
We decided to take the
easy option for the way back to Sabang and had our first tricycle.
The tricycles entail a motorbike with a large side car big enough for
two fat westerners or three generations of a Filipino family. As we
clattered over loose stones, pot holes and swerved in and out of
trucks we began to wonder whether it really was the easy option!
Later that afternoon we
clocked up a few more miles by walking to ...
... is known to be a rough passage. Our ride was a little rocky, to say the least, and a couple of people got sick during the passage. The woman behind me kept moaning and I thought forsure she was going to puke on me...but she somehow made it through the whole way. Thankfully though, Beth, Joe and I all have strong stomachs, and we thought the ride was kinda fun, haha. The island of Mindoro is absolutely incredible...we spent 3 days hiking to ...
... that did not fit anywhere else. The site of 50 year old white men with their 20 year old Philippina wives is a very common site. Even more common is the site of young men with their “girlfriends” that they rented for the weekend. A favorite past time of mine is to stare at moths flying around. If you watch long enough they will become lizard food. Now it is back to reality (well sort of) teaching math and science. Sorry my blog became a book.