Le Toundra Peak Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Negros
... br> The driver is very anxious and his petrol gauge is now flashing empty. The water gurgles and rises around the cab, any minute now it will start seeping in the doors.
Now J-she and the driver are both very concerned whilst I’m cackling with glee at our impending disaster. J-she is not impressed. Nor is our driver, his fuel tank is empty and his car is about to fill up with water. I'm egging hi9m on "C'mon that motorcycle ...
... of palm and papaya trees and past a small hut, on which it said the entry fee; 10 pesos per person! The map, we had obtained from one of the lovely staff at the resort, was hand drawn so it meant some challenge in finding the correct spot but once we found the hut we knew we were close. There was no one there so in typical Philippino tradition, if there is no one to collect the money, you don't pay! Just then an elderly gentleman with no shirt and a huge machete tied around ...
... br> correct route, passing by the girlie bars where Tom got offered box
after box of Viagra, the sellers obviously unused to encounters with
male tourists still in their youthful prime (ish!). The huge, packed
church slightly further down the road was a little bit incongruous
given its surroundings.
walking tour provided us with an array of Cebu's seedier sights,
unconvincing lady ...
... the Negros bare-backed fruit bat, the beautiful Visayan spotted deer, palm civets, Malay civets Blue-naped Parrot, Visayan Warty Pig, Philippine Eagle Owl, Philippine Serpent Eagle, Luzon Bleeding Heart Pigeon and Metallic Wood Pigeon. There were other animals there too, along with trees and shrubs, all running the risk of becoming extinct.
This foundation has many impressive projects to its credit and it a very welcome centre for preserving the ...
... that we were unable to see the Tarsiers aka the smallest monkeys in the world and Bohol's pride and joy. Looks like I'll have to take another trip back!
Terrific weekend. Sometimes I find myself staring at what surrounds me, hoping that maybe if I stare long enough my mind can absorb the image. Absorb it, and project it for everyone else to see...because these things I am seeing, you really, really need to see. A picture isn't enough.