Sipalay

Trip Start Oct 01, 2011
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Trip End May 05, 2012


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Flag of Philippines  , Visayas,
Sunday, March 18, 2012



We woke up early today, we have alot of travelling to do and don't wanna waste another day sat in some shitty overpriced city. A friendly taxi driver picked us up and began taking us to the port before Charlotte realised she had left her phone at the hotel. They had it waiting for her when we got there thankfully and we still made the boat.

At the port whilst we waited everyone watched basketball. I half enjoy it, I'd sooner watch this than say Rugby. The boat was one of the better ones we have got, a half decent and more importantly relatively empty catamaran. I still felt ill as we came into land though as it got choppier. The weather is pretty duff again. We would be more irritated but we are travelling so it makes little difference.

We arrived and people were trying to sell us stone artifacts for the city we had just docked in. It's rare you see this sort of thing here but even if I wanted something like that why would I buy it before I've even seen anything in that city apart from the fucking port? We got in a busy jeepney to the bus station. The bus station is the same as all of them, but they had a place that did sandwhichs which was nice. We waited an hour to leave rather than getting the packed none air con bus, the price difference is so minimal it would be stupid not to get the air con one. Plus because it's a coach your seat is your seat, on the buses if it gets busy they fit as many people on your seats as they can.

We are almost out of money and we are concerned that our next destination wont have a cash machine. The guy we ask says there isn't one for miles but thinks there will be one in Sipalay. We got on the coach and within 10 seconds passed a cash machine. Lying fucker! The drive was pretty nice but the journey was long, around 5 hours. It got to around 7pm and then some bloke got on the bus and was trying to push us into going to a place called sugar beach. We didn't really know what was going on and following strange men off the bus in the dark is not the best option.

After another 20min or so we ended up in Sipalay town. The bus conductor helped us out and we found an ok room for a decent price. We went out to look for food. There is nothing here but a market and lots and lots of gawping faces. It's not like we are the only white people here but I guess it's not often they see white people here, most people probably go to sugar beach, the resort island nearby. There was literally nothing for food, we had to eat burgers from a stall. We took them back to the room and watched the end of Moneyball, the food was probably about the worst I've ever eaten. You could get a burger for 20p, the patty was less than an inch thick. I don't even want to imagine what was in it.

We have decided irrespective of weather we will visit sugar beach tomorrow no matter what. We can't keep moving just because the weather is less than suitable.
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