on the road
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[been putting off writing about traveling because procrastination is my middle name :)]
It's quite easy to travel to Bohol, a pretty little island in the Visayan region of the philippines. So i'd advise ppl NOT to follow this route though i assure everyone it is entirely feasible :)
First we took separate ferries from HK to Macau. Boarded the cebu pacific flight to Manila. Stranded like refugees in the Manila domestic airport at midnight. About 4am boarded another cebu pacific flight to Cebu. Caught a cab to the ferry terminal in Cebu. Bought some Supercat tickets and crossed over to Tagbilaran. Finally after an entire night of traveling we are in sunshine and bohol!
The tuktuk drivers are pretty funny. They were quoting prices that will spiral 20% off every minute, or so it seems.
We squeeze into the tuktuk, da and dith on the little carriage and me dangling behind the driver. And surely it's too good to be true he won't send us to Alona Beach... so we walked there. Ok just kidding. So we jostled for the best and in the end he promised to drive us there for 150pesos but tried to drop us off at some Bikini beach (?) but we made him go all the way to Alona. He turns out to be quite nice was helping us look for accomodation along the beach - everything was full because it's Chinese New Year and we didn't book any - so finally there is a twin room at a XYZ inn. I can't remember the name :/ but i definitely remember where it is on the beach!