An exercise in sun avoidance

Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
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Trip End Feb 26, 2011


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Bebe's Guest House

Flag of Philippines  , Visayas,
Saturday, May 22, 2010

We realised we probably got a bit too much sun yesterday so decided to try and spen most of the day in shade. We therefore went for a quick wander around town, got some batteries for the head torch (as Lady E keeps falling asleep reading). We then went for a long breakfast and over a couple of 80p mixed fruit pancakes read the absolutley rubbish South East Asia on a budget by Rough Guide. We absolutely hate this book and dream of having the Lonely Planet. Anyway we planned out a quick possible itinery of SE Asia before realising we just didnt have enough time. We plotted out the approximate number of days and then wandered back to the hut blasted the fan on, opened all the windows and watched a film (provided via a huge selection by Sarah and Chris the night before) we ended up watching 'My best friends girl', while the locals blasted out yet more Lady Gaga on the loudspeakers and the local Karaoki fans continued to sing through the day.

We then headed over to the Irish bar which is much too far to walk and found our plans had already fallen again as one of the flights we had pencilled in had sold out. We also managed to Skype my Mum and Dad again who logged in while we were getting to the critical stage of replanning. Anyway the planning took up most of the day.

We booked more flights around the Philippines which the cost of some were a set back also the change of timing has meant we are missing out on possibly two of the best things I wanted to do in the Philippines. The Rice terraces up North are known as the eigth wonder of the world (Rorie and I became a bit of a Rice Terrace fanclub during China), we also miss out on the final night in Manilla where we were going to go to the Hobbit Restaurant. This restaurant was initially pointed out by Mr T however having done further research we are fairly mortified, basically it is a restaurant owned by dwarfs (although that is un PC nowadays just writing this I cant stay on the PC line), the restaraunt only employs dwarfs as well to serve food and drinks. We have since heard that occasionally one dwarf will run into the room wearing a velcro suit and if you can pick him up and throw him at a velcro wall getting him to stick you win a prize (this sounds fairly unlikely to me but still what a great rumour).

We then trekked back to 'Ging Gings flower garden' (our local cheap eatery and had some Filipino spaghetti. We watched a couple of episodes of 'Entourage' which took a little bit of getting used to but was worth the effort as we have 5 series to watch. A very early night as we have to get up to get the 6:30am ferry off Malapascua tomorrow. I'm going to be pretty gutted to leave this place, there is a total population of 3,000 people and the island is only 1km wide by 3km long, but it is time to move on.
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