2011: The Year That Was

And here goes my year summarized in photos taken from all over the Philippines. I have thus proven that once bitten by the travel bug, one can never go back. Thanks to all the friends I met online at first, on the road eventually. I hope 2012 has a lot more in store for me and my itchy feet. 🙂 Cheers!

Bais City : Of White Sand, Flippers, and Mangroves

And the living is easy…

By 10 am on Day 2 of our Negros Oriental escapade, we were at bais City, a 1-hr commute from Dumaguete via Ceres Liner bus. We headed to the city tourism office to inquire about the dolphin watch tours. Ate Maria Fe, from the local tourism office, said she’d meet up with Sir Anton who facilitates the tours. Off we went with her towards the city hall where we finally saw Sir Anton. He let us set the price for the whole tour. Since the normal rate good for 20 people costs 4K, we told him we’d settle with 3K since it was just the three of us. He said if we came earlier, and by earlier he meant 6am, we could have joined a big group so as to save money. But it was a great deal, actually. We had the boat to ourselves for a 5-hour tour consisting of dolphin watching, mangrove tour, and beach bumming by the Manjuyod Sandbar.

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