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... but I greet the driver with a smile and show him my iPad with the map. I've been watching you, I say, grinning. He's a bit bemused, but he does have my iPhone. I get him to hold it up and I take a photo with my iPad. I give him the reward money, which he refuses (all the Filipino's I have met have been very honest), but I insist and he takes it.
I go back inside, pleased with myself. I go back to my balcony. The house is empty. It's just me and my Apple products.
... I spent at the hostel drinking with, Joe, Robert and Kelly. Kelly and Robert were still hung over from the night before so they went to bed early. Joe and I decided to head out for a couple of drinks. It was really quiet this evening because it was a Sunday. We didn't stay out long. The following morning I had to get up nice and early to catch my flight to Manila to meet Aline. All the tricycles were being *****. I got told that the tricycle should cost 15pesos ...
... a bike again and explored the local areas and found a great locals market that only happens once a week. Mainly a food market so plenty of selling off of pigs, goats and cattle everywhere. We didn't buy a pig but someone was roasting one so we enjoyed a huge chunk of him. Sorry pig. The next day we both headed off to a small resort nearby for one last night on the beach, it was a little more expensive than our usual place but it was well worth it, ...
After our somewhat rough ride on the ferry, we landed on the isle of Cebu and headed north to where the whale sharks are found. Oslob is the town most well known for the whale sharks however we stopped a few miles before in the tiny village of Tan-awan. Monica and I checked out the resorts along the beach that offered swimming with these mighty giants and then we found a room across the street in the basement of a small diner. The room only ...
... to it involved some scrambling and river crossing which made it feel like a proper adventure. It looks like there used to be a concrete walkway but we gathered that it was washed away after a typhoon relatively recently.
Next stop is Siquijor Island which is supposed to be very beautiful and relatively untouched, which will likely be our final destination in the Philippines before we head to NZ!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Palwa Dumaguete
Before moving into my apartment in Bacolad I spent a few nights at the Hotel Palwa downtown. What a nice place for the economical price of $21 a night. The room was old but cozy. Shopping, sightseeing, immigration, the waterfront, and many places to eat were just a short walk away!!
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