Even though my first half in the Philippines was very restless I ended up finding my travel tempo again towards the last half thanx to meeting some great people. The Philippines can defiantly be a bit harder to travel to travel solo in low season if you want to be social and want to find people to travel with, especially if you a bit picky and you rather want to travel alone then with people you feel you have nothing in common with! Luckily there are a ton of things to be done and seen in this country so no need to sit and moop around doing nothing. However here are four things I didn't do in the Philippines. Please be warned that the next picture in this post is a bit gruesome...
Panagsama beach a 10 minute tricycle ride from Moalboal is a great little laid back place, at least it was when I was there in low season. This is not really a beach beach but defiantly places where you can go swimming if you look for them. Stayed for 5 days and that was just enough to do a few things but at the same time not do to much. Here are my top three things to do while in Moalboal.
Oh how I failed doing a trip leaving Boracay and arriving in Puerto Galera in one day. What I thought were going to be about 8 hour travel turned in to an overnight stay kind of half way and in the end it took me about 27 hours. But guess that’s what can happen when you try to wing it to another place half way through your trip and you not even sure you can get transportation all the way to the place you all of the sudden try to wing it to. Yep, I got the brilliant idea of going to Coron instead of Puerto Galera…
Currently I’m not the best in updating this blog, I could blame the bad internet here in the Philippines or I just been lazy, I leave that thought to you!!! My laziness also means that my posts might be posted in a random order so the intro to this post might not make sense so please bear with me. It’s not just my blog posts that are random or not exciting but so are my travel movement at the moment…
I spent a few days in Moalboal but one day i decided to go to Oslob to swim with the whale sharks, something I originally was against due to the set up. Basically the only reason why there are so many whale sharks in Oslob every morning is that there are tour guides feeding them every morning to get them close so its all very set up and due to this I also heard there are herds of tourists going everyday. Not really my cup of tea so a couple of hours after booking a place to stay I stuck to my belief that it would be a bad idea. Canceled my room in Oslob and decided to go to Dauin for some diving instead!
Another island another scooter, this time a fully automatic so felt like riding my beloved scooter from back home. This scooter ride took me around Siquijor that is known for it’s witchcraft among the Philippine people. I didn't notice any of that though, instead I found another green island with white beaches… So what is there to see on the small island of Siquijor you might wonder?
I kind of mixed up my memories in my last post about touring around Bohol where I wrote that I missed the exit to the Tubod water sanctuary. As a matter of fact that didn't happen on my Bohol trip, it actually happened here on Siquijor, shame on me. So here is a copy paste of those lines… My first stop was suppose to be the Tudor water sanctuary for some what I heard should be great snorkelling but for what ever reason I missed the turn and I only realised this about half an hour to late and I wasn't in the mood to turn around so skipped that one on the list!
I decided that it was time for a career break. So handed in my notice to the company who I worked with for the last ten years. It's time to pack my bag and depart from Amsterdam which been my home town for the last 4.5 years. -"Amsterdam, it's not you it's me and I need a break!". Read more
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