We tried to find breakfast this morning, there was nothing that took our fancy whatsoever. Just local restaurants selling rice and meat dishes that looked like they had been sitting out for a hell of a long time... Oh and some dried fried egg. So we found some bakery and had a tiny pastry. Once back at the hostel we organised our boat over to Bohol. We took a taxi and to the ferry port and were duly informed that tickets for economy and tourist were sold out, with only business class left. The tickets were double that of business class. Faaaaaabbbbuuuullloooouuusss. So we bought them as we needed to get there. In the ferry port we then had to check our bags in at 50 pesos each. We were not informed of this expense! We later realised that is because it wasn't essential and we had just misunderstood. I was rather annoyed at the extra expenses, purely because the Philippines has not been as cheap as I had assumed, and extra expenses such as these were just unnecessary. We finally had some food, a rather lovely club sandwich and got on the two hour boat ride to Bohol.
The boat ride was fine, Gabbi and I played monopoly and napped and then were awoken to a packet of fudge cake and a minute packet of peanuts, don't get that in economy!
When we arrived at Bohol ferry port we stood and waited for our bags, this was until we realised that we had only paid for the luxury of them putting our bags on the boat, we then had to go collect them...
We tried to find a taxi to take us to our new hostel, treats guest house, that was a bit of a nightmare in itself, only tricycles would take us. Eventually we found a car and we arrived at a very nice hostel, very clean and fresh and welcoming with extremely comfortable beds, towels and little toiletries.
We napped and got ready to go find some food, we settled on Pizza Hut as there wasn't too much else around. I had a gorgeous mango salad and a small pizza. Whilst we were eating there was a small boy staring through the window, this isn't unusual here in the Philippines where children regularly come up to you and ask for your food. However this little boy was different, he wasn't begging he was just watching and then he played with a coin for for around 20 minutes, genuinely enjoying himself, he looked so sweet throwing it and catching it and rolling it and jumping on it. Dave decided to give him the crusts that Gabbi had left over whilst I went to find a little meal from the stalls inside the mall, but they were shut, so I purchased a rice and chicken meal from Pizza Hut. Although when I went out to give the little boy the food, there was a squad of around 10 boys. I gave them the food and told them to share, which they did, when we saw them later they shouted 'thank you a lot to us' which I appreciated. It was only a small amount of food, but I hope it was enough for them.
Me dave and Gabbi then made our way to a bar further down the road, we had a few drinks and put the world to rights before heading back for another drink. Back at the hostel we picked up Phil, he is in our room as well and is from Peckham.
We went to the pool and joined the locals, the Filipinos genuinely love karaoke so much, there was a constant stream of people singing and it is really nice to watch them enjoying themselves so much. We all just chatted about our previous travels and had a really nice evening before going to bed, where another guy in our room sleep talked all night