Heading back to the beach :D
Trip Start Jan 09, 2013
113Trip End Ongoing
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The ride to this island is about 4-5 hours and there are vans and taxis for hire that would make the commute comfortable. But of course I wanted to do it the local way (and also the cheapest) so we hopped on a public bus that cost us $3.50 for the entire one-way. What a deal!
Let me back track and mention our first Couch Surfing experience last night
Imagine a square open area that's about the size of a basketball court. There were about 30-40 stands lined up around the perimeter of the square, selling raw meat on skewers. Pork, chicken, stuffed fish, other seafood, etc. Everybody from all the stands is yelling and hollering and waving at you to get you to come eat from their stand. You go walking around picking meat of your choice. Then there is a large BBQ pit in the center of the square with boys/men who grill the meat for you.
I ended up picking stuffed squid and red sausage, and got one ball of rice wrapped in a banana leaf. THEN they bring you plastic gloves because you are about to eat them all with your hands! There were 2 "lady-boys" at the next table who were absolutely hysterical. Oh what a night we had. That was a trip!
Dinner = 100 php ($2.50)
An unforgettable experience = PRICELESS.