||Back from Malapascua Island
||I'm back from Malapascua Island, that's where I hung out the last few days. It's a small island north of Cebu Island.
More and more I become to feel kind of shizophrenic. On an island like this, there's not much to do the whole day. So I did some Kung-Fu in the morning, the rest of the day I passed by swimming in the most pleasant sea, reading and chattering to other people. But after a while, as good as it is, it become boring and the urge to plunge back into daily filipino life becomes stronger and stronger. The thing is though, after a few days of 'mainland' travel, with all its havoc, one feels ready for the island! Therefore shizophrenic.
Anyway, I'm well and happy and what I wrote above is meant with a certain trace of irony. Of course it's nice to be in such a nice place (see the picture below, that was my home for a few days). Nevertheless, I expected Malapascua to be less developed and touristy. Anyway, staying in one of the smaller places on the island detached me completely from the partying going on in the larger resorts. I also met an excellent german couple, which has travelled this way for the last 30 years. We had a blast with sharing stories, of course including a couple of beers (somehow one has to maintain the liquidity level of the body).
Now I want to cross over to Negros Island, another 'mainland' island in the Visayas. The ferry should leave tomorrow morning, therefore I stay here in Bogo, a considerably small town in northern Cebu. The idea is to travel further south and spend Christmas on Siquijor. But one never knows...
Oh, and I had my first real filipino food on Malapascua. It gets tough once in a while as a Vegi. But the kitchen at Loidas considered my 'special needs' and cooked me REAL food. That was quite a relieve from Cheese Sandwiches and Egg Sandwiches.
Tnx for your interest, especially the strong filipino response that I got from this website, it makes the trouble worthwile. I shall provide you with the latest news whenever it's possible.