Yes!!! I have been interacting with whalesharks!!! Soo cool and they are huge! We saw 3 different ones and I propably jumped in to swim with them about 20 times.... But let's get a bit back in time. In the morning of 9th Katianna arrived here to and we met her at the airport. After some freshing up we went to a mall to get some stuff. When we got back we had a nice time hanging out and chatting. After 6pm more people started to arrive to Stefis place and we had a nice CISv party here with a lot of food and some drinkd.The Mango here is soooo good!
But we had to get early to bed coz we had a 4 am wake up with Katianna to get to our flight for Sorsogon(that I keep calling Sorgonson):P And onec again I had the AC cold and my nose was running all the time. But now it's fine. Stefs driver took us to the airport the next morning and soon we figured out we were at the wrong terminal. So we took an taxi to the right one and manage to chec in on a express line even if we wanted to have some luggage checked in when it was not possible. We just layed a bit dumb and managet it and in the end we had a lot of time to catch the plane.
We had a pick up at the airport and a about 1,5 h drive to our hotel at Sorsogon. We where there around 9 so we decided to sleep untill noon. After that we had a talk with te Lady that owned the place and got some instructions how to get to the local springs. We also got a paper with her phone number and the instructions that Katianna manage to trow out of the window when we were driving in the lokal jeep bus(it's a really cool, got to get a pic soon online). So our backup plan was gone with the wind but we managed to get to the Hot springs with the jeep bus and a tricyckle (local tuctuc). At the hotsprings we were like movie stars everyone was staring at us, but despite a bit of uncomfortable stareing wi manage to relax a bit. On the way back we ended up hichhiking. A lady that was waiting for a bus that never came got a lift with her friend and invited us in the car too. We went with her because besides the drivere there was only ladys in the car and the hour back was very comfortable and for free.
In the hotel a nice dinner awaited us and we got early to sleep again coz the next morning we had to get up 5 am.
After a early breakfast and a 1,5 hour drive we were in Donsol and geting on our boat and ready to swim, or what they call interact with whalesharks the biggest fish in the world. The weather was pretty bad, clowdy and allmost raining and I was geting nervous if we would find any fish...but we got lucy almost right away. So we got our fins, snorkles and masks on and on the instructers go we juped into the water. And yes Katianna too even if she fears fish. On the first jump we missed the whaleshark because it dived deeper and the visibillity was mabey 5m but already on the next jump we were right on top of it and Katianna got almost a panicattack when we ended up maybe 1,5 from it. But then we just started to swim after it untill it dived deeper again. So up on the boat again and looking where it would come upa again. It was hard work...I propably jumpped in about 20 times and most of the times we could spot a whaleshark and sometimes even swim a couple of minutes besides it. They are so cool. Only thing that was a bit fritening was the tale...you didnt want it to hit your head. We saw 3 different whalesharks. I had a underwater camera and hopefully when I develope the film there will be some photos :) So one of my big dreams came true and it was a great day. We had so much fun that we didn't realize in time that the sun was shining..and also a bit lazyness ended up that we are now red as tomatos. Because the weather was so bad in the morning we didn't put any sunblock on and it was a BIG mistake. I am pretty bad burned and Katianna is read too. Just have to put on sunblock 50 from now.
After swimming the whole morning we had lunch at a resort and then we got back to Sorsogon were I had a pedicure the first time in my life. Then we stayed at the hotel healing our burns because there was not a lot else to do in the little city. And today morning we came back to Manilla. So one day to relax and I really did it by having a massage here at Stefis room by a professional who comes here every now and then and it was super!
Tomorrow we fly to Borakay an other island with nice beaches and hopefully some nice beach life and nice drinks in the bars. So more filipino experiences to come!