Cebu 1 - Malapascua
Trip Start Mar 26, 2008
50Trip End Mar 26, 2009
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We met the owner Mike a really friendly german guy who is building the place up. Its an amazing little place, he had created a garden on the sand with all sorts of plants and flowers, palm trees with an overload of coconuts. He offered us a cheap room next to his all the coconuts and hot chocolate free of charge we wanted !.. he had two banca boats he was restoring and further down near the seas edge he had two little chairs to just sit and watch the stars on the white sand
Mike the owner went away for 4 days and left the place to us !. Malapascua only has electricity from 6 to 11pm. The island was so friendly, everyone always saying hi, children playing and animals everywhere.
The second night we had a small typhoon and a powercut, we sat in the dark drinking hot chocolate and just giggling. The days to follow were sunny and hot. We went on a snorkling trip which was great, we got Fran back in the water again, who used to be nervous and now loved it! I managed to cut my head on a rock and she fell out the boat but landed on a the nahing steps LOL The next day I maged to teach Fran to swim a bit .. starting with doggy paddle for 10 meters.. well done Fran!
On valentines day we went for drinks. Drinking along the beach was beautiful, with a few lovely uncrowded bars right on the sand. We ended up joining some other travellers, they left and we carried on with locals.. with Fran ending up behind the bar changing music and dancing with the girls haha
Ive never been diving but always a bit nervous but curious. I managed to find a taster session where I could do a 45 min dive almost straight away. I was really nervous but loved it!.. the feeling of flying underwater was amazing. It was just me and my instructor, we saw all sorts of life including a family of clown fish.. it was a great experience.
We ended up staying 6 days in total as we loved it here so much. Malapascua was un touristy, beautiful and good fun. We were really sad to leave this place.. but onwards and upwards