Fiestas on the Far Shore

Fiestas on the Far Shore

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Philippines | 2 Comments

When I arrived in Siargao, Dexter, who was sent from Ocean 101 Beach Resort to retrieve me from the ferry, excitedly told me all about the fiestas happening around the island for some saint’s day. Not particularly religious, he promised, dancing and partying all night, very fun, I must come with him and some of […]

I Crashed Into a Restaurant

I Crashed Into a Restaurant

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Philippines | 11 Comments

I debated whether or not to share this post, partly out of shame, and mostly for fear that my father may have a minor heart attack upon reading it (Hi Dad, go grab a beer, or scotch, or two). But in travel, everything is an adventure, and so far many of mine have been foolish, […]

Stuck in Siargao

Stuck in Siargao

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Philippines | 2 Comments

I’d only intended to stay in General Luna, Siargao Island for four days, or so I’d said when I made my reservation at Ocean 101 Beach Resort. I hadn’t even planned on showing up when I did, but upon arriving in Cebu City from Palawan, I found the city rainy, distant, and my accommodation depressing, […]