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Travel Blogs from Dumaguete
As a brief intro to this blog post, I should mention that I'm actually updating this mid-April 2012 (yikes!), and not in Dec 2011 as this post suggests. The long and short of it is, that I was simply having too much fun in the Philippines to keep blogging regularly. I'm currently in China now, but heading back out to the Philippines in 10 days time …
I'm interrupting my leisurely pace with the blog just to send out this wee message and let everyone know that I'm ok. I tried doing this on my email, and have had most messages returned to me cos the email addresses I've got are so out of date ... sheesh! technology technology!
Anyway, am in Dumaguete which was hit with Tropical Storm …
... old haviannas from Brazil went missing overnight as someone in the bunk below me packed in the dark) and to visit the tourist centre for information. At midday the heat had climbed to something more than we could tolerate, so we spent the early hours of the afternoon eating lunch in a local mall followed by a movie (oblivion). The afternoon was further wandering around town before retiring to the bar for a couple more beers. We went for dinner at ...
... involved a 6 hour minibus, tricycle (motorbike with sidecar), overnight stay, tricycle, flight, taxi, 8 hour boat ride and a final tricycle.
Dumaguete is definitely more interesting than El Nido, since it is a university town (home to the amusingly titled Silliman University). There is a harbour waterfront of sorts and some nice cafes. We also found a museum containing a number ...
we waited beside the harbour a young woman and her mum on a nearby
bus tried to sneakily take photos of me. When I caught them in the
act they dissolved into fits of laughter before shyly coming over to
chat with me. The daughter spoke English very well so we chatted for
a while about her studies in Human Resource Management, her dreams of
travelling to Europe, our trip and the Philippines in general before
swapping Facebook details. We may have a new house mate ...
hot water showers, affordable, clean - food's not great, and the advertised rates differ from actual rates, but decent stay there, very cool
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