White Sands , Shitty Food
Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
107Trip End Feb 15, 2011
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Bahay Bakasyunan de camiguin
We sailed on a mirror of a sea, there wasn’t the slightest swell which was good for Lisa, she’s not the best of sailors. In the distance you could see these mountainous clouds, I could see she was hoping they weren’t on our course and they weren’t, thankfully.
To be honest we were knackered from our two week cheap skate tour of Japan and were looking forward to some R&R on a beautiful white sand beach. We didn’t find it here
We did manage on our last night to find a really good restaurant where they farm their own fish which you can catch, by that I mean stick a net into the water and pull out a fish, pretty easy, heaven for Axel, to catch and have cooked his own fish, it is called Fishpen .
The island is pretty undeveloped which is nice and has a lot to offer. It has these crazy geographical formations called the chocolate hills which are hills that look the color of, wait for it, chocolate! Tasier monkies, the smallest in the world, fit in your hand. A stunning sand bar called white island, which appears daily in a different shape than the day before. A dive site called the sunken cemetery, which was actually pushed into the sea by volcanic activity in around 1800 and something .
I have to admit we didn’t do enough of our own research on the Philippines, we relied too heavily on the advice of randomers we met along the way. If I was to go back I wouldn’t do it the same way. Don’t listen to people you meet in Starbucks, better still don’t go to Starbucks.
One other note, the food in the Philippines sucks, they are crazy for wieners, I never saw so many different sorts of sausages, all shit.
Sorry Philippines, nothing personal, probably all our own fault we didn’t see your best side.