Gremlins in gorgeous Guimaras
Trip Start Aug 09, 2010
124Trip End Feb 01, 2012
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Where I stayed
Raymen Beach Resort
What I did
Avoided the bugs!
On our way there we had to spend a night in Bacolod where we found out, 2 days too late that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. One of the biggest news events of the decade and we'd totally missed it!! In fact when we first saw it on the net we thought it was a joke and didn't give it much attention until we read the same news on the BBC. Two hours later, a couple of travellers we'd met along the way came up to us all wide eyed saying 'Bin Laden was killed!!' At least someone got there later than us.
As most resorts in Guimairas are not accessible by land, we spent our last leg of the journey on a small boat sailing in between gorgeous tropical islands dotted with white sand beaches
Once we actually made it to our chalet the interior slightly dampened our enthusiasm. The place was full of cracks, broken windows and looking very unloved. Oh well, who cares when we're in such a beautiful setting.
We went down by the beach and noticed that the other guests on the resort were two couples formed by two old European men and two gorgeous girls which looked highly dubious. We actually joined them both for dinner that evening as our resort had organised a buffet and made us sit all next to each other. I felt slightly uncomfortable at first but ended up enjoying chatting to one of the couples.
The trouble started when we went back to our chalet and found a huge cocoon on our mosquito net
With less than 24 hours in this place we decided that it had beaten us. We packed our bags and left in the morning heading for tourist central and actually looking forward to tourists and shops and everything else that comes with a popular holiday destination. Our next stop was Boracay and WE COULDN'T WAIT!!!!
See you from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Lots of love
Karen and Paul