Princesa Bulakna Resort
Travel Blogs from Siquijor
... a private tour of the island. Unfortunately, I lost his contact information. Charlie had a jeepney that was able to accommodate 8 passengers comfortably. The reason we decided to take a tour of the island before going to our hotel was because it saved us time and money. I negotiated an island tour with free drop off to our hotel for 1900 pesos. I'm not sure if that was good negotiating but for $40 for 8 people, I figured it would do.
... for native birds, wildlife and a firefly sanctuary...I bloody love fireflies! We had rung ahead as we wanted to ensure our room for two nights, however when we arrived there were no other guests, and it remained this way for the following 48 hours! No-one else was there apart from the two ladies running the resort and tending to the beautiful gardens, and they had done an amazing job! The grounds were filled with flowers of all shapes and sizes, colours and patterns that ...
Flushing any paper in the toilet is forbidden in this town (or maybe in the whole country. I shall find out soon enough). This has been a complete change in the bathroom behavior. My body has been trained for over 3 decades to drop the paper once I wipe. It's been extremely difficult to reverse that training and place the paper in the basket bin!! I am getting good at remembering ...
I met up with my Mom at Harold's Mansion in Dumaguete. There is not much to write about Dumaguete. It is pretty much a city where people stay to get to Siquijor or Apo Island. There is no beaches here. There is a mall and a lot of restaurants, which is good. It’s been nearly 4 months since I have seen her. This is her first trip to the Philippines. I arrived very late at night and she arrived about 1 PM and took a nap ...
... the recent floods
and refreshed we headed back to the dirt and chaos of Dumaguete and
the Check Inn with the same driver. Switching the television on, we
were treated to a blast of traveller advice, informing us that
swimming in freshwater pools was particularly dangerous. We pretended
not to hear.
evening, still feeling poorly with a really sore, swollen throat and
ear ache I decided ...