Monday, March 24
Hand in my final law paper.
Catch the night flight to Cebu, Philippines.
Tuesday, March 25 - arrive Cebu city 5:00 am
So many little kids sleeping on the sidewalks, we want to just disappear.
We travel from Cebu City to Moalboal by bus.About 3 hrs, and the most amazing scenery.We have no idea why people go to Thailand by the droves when the scenery here is so beautiful.
Go for an afternoon dive, (not enough weights and struggled the whole time), go to White Beach for dinner, stay there until dark, head back, and get a massage by the pool.
Wednesday, March 26
We make plane reservations to go to Manilla.This was painstaking - faxing back and forth.We go on a morning dive, it was fine, but the viz wasn't so good.We have lunch, and head for the waterfalls.That was amazing!
On the way back from the waterfalls we get dropped off at the c*** fight.We then walk back to the hotel, read a bit, have dinner, and chill.
Thursday, March 27
We have breakfast and catch a bus back to Cebu. We walk through the carbon market, and a large shopping mall.Fly to Manilla.
Stay in a pensionne in Ermita. (the red light district but known for tourists.) (GROSS)
Friday, March 28
Fly to Legaspi, mini-van to Donsol.(we have a fight about tipping the van driver)
Get to Donsol, do laundry, book for Thursday, eat, and hang-out.We play cards, sleep and start to get sick.
Saturday, March 29.
WHALE SHARKS!!Woo hooo!6:30 - 10:30
I saw 4, the group saw about 10.I was getting sick and didn't want to be sick for Sipidan so I only went for the first 2 hours.
We have lunch, walk around, pack up and go to catch the minivan.
In mini-van we pick up the patient at the hospital.Fiasco at the hospital.He dies 1/2hr into the ride.We get out and transfer to a jeepney in Pilar.Transfer to jeepney in Langaski, transfer to jeepney to Satellite terminal.Get tickets to Manilla, then head to the mall to get pillows, lock and EAT.Bus to Manilla - baby behind us the whole way.
Sunday, March 30.
Arrive in Manila at 5:00am from bus.Go to hostel.Went to the beach - absolutely dirty - but boat races were happening.Went to the MEGA mall - shopped, got a prescription, went home, got sicker and slept.I couldn't get malaria pills anywhere.
Monday, March 31
Went to the hospital until 12:00.Then we went to the old fort area.Walked around.Then we went to Chinatown - very uneventful.Got a horse draw ride to Tondol (an old shanty town) - wow! Talk about poverty!Tried to go to Bel Air but it was a locked area.The perimeter was in total lock down 24/7.
Tuesday, April 1
We were SICK of Manila, so we went to Tagayatay and Talisay.2 hr bus ride from Manila.Walked around, went up the hill for dinner, and down the hill again to sleep.The room was sooooo gross, the towns were small and shady.I got very little sleep b/c I was so freaked out.But had the most delicious chili peanuts!!
Wednesday, April 2
Went from Tagayatay to Manila by bus.Taxi to SM Mega mall to catch the bus to Clark.Flew from Clarke to Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.Went to the night market in KK.