Jacques Cousteau, Eat Your Heart Out
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It’s a lovely feeling to wake up to the sound of the waves lapping against the shoreline. We had a breakfast fit for kings – biscuits, bread and bangus pate. By 10 we were ready to go on our Easy Ride tour of the island. Rick and Alfred came to pick us up and show us the sites of Siquijor. We started beach hopping going from secluded beaches to more resort-y type beaches. The common theme of our morning…Making fun of each other and everyone going “Is Jake snorkelling back to Bacolod?” since he was snorkelling off on his own and going further and further!
Just past noon time we were at Coco Grove Beach Resort (there’s a P50 entrance fee for non-guests but it’s consumable). After snorkelling for a bit, we relaxed near the pool with fruit shakes and banana splits (very, very delicious). Jake was trying to show us how to tie a cherry stalk using your tongue. And indeed more double entendres and suggestive jokes abound! It’s on vacation that we decide to let our hair down and let our id take hold. No holds barred people! No holds barred!
The Ancient Balete Tree, Cambugahay Falls, Lazi
Note we still hadn’t had lunch. Next we headed inland to see the Balete tree which is hundreds of years old and said to be enchanted. There was a small fresh water pool that had talapia swimming around in it. Jake sat on the edge and put his feet in to enjoy the cool water until Rick mentioned that carabaos like to bathe in there, after which Jake hauled ass out of there.
You Shall Not Pass
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Next we went to Cambugahay Falls. Since it had rained slightly earlier in the day and the trip down to the falls was muddy and steep. Coming back up a cow stepped in my path and refused to move until its owner came to shoo it off. Then we were off to the town of Lazi that to visit the St. Isidore Labradore Church and Convent. The convent had an old and very beautiful church and convent, one of the largest in the Philippines. We stopped there for a bit of exploration and picture taking. By this time, Rabang, Pia and myself were feeling incredibly hungry and were wondering what was taking the others so long to tour the convent.