Why does it always rain on me?
Trip Start Dec 21, 2010
18Trip End Feb 05, 2011
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Next stop: ear plugs for Jacqui so she can swim without getting another ear infection. That was a fun treasure hunt across town before we managed to find a hardware store which had plugs to block out sound - they should do the trick so back onto the tricycle to head home. The tricycle driver obviously was having a family day out as his wife was on the back and his tiny kid riding on the front holding onto the handle bars. Not much health and safety round these parts!
Had all you can eat sushi and tepinyaki at the hotel which was not the greatest although the banana in some of the sushi was pretty good! Headed to Kinabuche for some pudding: Samurai crepe which was a huge pancake stuffed with chocolate and vanilla ice cream and made with love. Very delicious
Headed back home to pack and get ready for the 6-8 hour journey the next day up to El Nido on a mixture of tar and dirt roads - and not sure what vehicle either! All we know is that we have read a lot of things about this journey and the fact that the heavens opened for most of the night is not looking very promising!
Following morning it was still raining! Up at 6am for the pickup which only arrived at 7.20!!!!! Thought they weren't coming at all so were making friends with an old American guy to head to the bus terminal and try sort something out there but they did arrive finally! We were unfortunately the last pickup so had the pleasure of sitting in the front along with the driver- no leg space and no space to sleep, not a good start. Plus, the driver wanted to chatter all the way there whilst the other 9 passengers snoozed away. He reassured us by saying that the mud on the dirt road is about knee deep when there is NO rain.... but the drivers like that as it's "part of the fun" but sometimes they get stuck :S Crazy chubby Pinoy driver who enjoyed a packet of chips every half hour to keep himself awake!
Got dropped off at Fort Wally bus terminal at 1:30 so the journey was 6 hours in total and the roads weren't bad at all! The scenery was beautiful and we had quite an enjoyable drive up the island of Palawan!