the beginning of an adventure that i would have to hold on to dear life.
Pundaquit Travel Blog› entry 89 of 106 › view all entries
May 2nd, 2009 – by: lauro
i wish i could see ben's face while driving through, but i was seated separatey from him.
after more than 30 minutes of tricycle ride, we finally arrived to our destination! the small town of pundaquit. i really have no idea what to do and what to expect because i havent been into this part of the philippines, i dont know how the attitude and the mentality of the people will be, would they cheat us? was always on my mind.
when we got to our stop, it was a little bit weird, because i was expecting a beach with lots of boats, but the tricycle driver drove us to a small path, and i asked how much he said IT WAS ONLY SIXTY PESOS FOR THE TWO OF US! sixty pesos?! thats nothing! not even 1 euro!
so i paid him and asked him, that if this is the right direction to go to anawangin, i was a little bit nervous because the situation was a bit odd and i have to take care of course ben.
he called the boatman from a little hut, there he came. he introduced himself and he and the tricycle driver were having conversations, im my heart was beating faster because i could understand them, the tricycle driver was asking a commision from the boatman, and i elbowed and told ben that! that its gonna be a major rip off!
then the boatman asked if there are only the two of us and i said yes, and what are our plans, i told him that we plan to stay overnight in anawangin and he named the price FOR ONLY ONE THOUSAND THO HUNDRED PESOS! thats fucking nothing! only 19 euros! and i asked him that we wanted to go to an island, camara island - and he said that all in all the price for the two of us is only ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED PESOS! thast really basically nothing! about 25 euros!
i told ben everything and we high fived! ahahahaha.
so the boatman and his helper arranged the boat while me and ben looked at the horizon and saw the islands of capones and camara! ahahaha! we high fived! not only that - the sky was so clear! and the sea so blue! where was that fucking typhoon they announced on the weather forecast?!
lots of people bathing in the beach were laughing and gawking at ben and shouting hey joe! ahhaa i just rolled my eyes. as we put our packs in the smallest boat i had ever seen, ben helped the boatman to push the boat into the sea! while i took pictures, it was so hot as it was in the middle of the day!
i rolled my scarf around my head to protect myself from getting sunburned inside the body because i already experienced that and i was hospitalized and it was not a pretty sight.
anawangin, youre almost within reach - so near near but yet so far! ahahaha.
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