A few days out to the last quarter and I'm definitely running low on enthusiasm, among many other things.
This was a birthday get-away. A much needed stepping back. A deep breath.
The idea of swimming with the whale sharks got us on-board. This trip unraveled to be way more than that, though. The gentle giants were definitely awesome, but for me, that was just the cherry on top. I got pretty full and drunk with the plain vodka on the rocks!
Aaron Beach Resort
|Our refuge for the week.|
AirportMactan Cebu International Airport
A three-hour music and chips-filled road trip led us to the home of the whalesharks in Visayas. Albeit welcoming us a tad bit rainy, Oslob granted us sunshiny mornings and clear, calm seas.
Only in Oslob
|That tiny donut island, that's where were headed--the private Sumilon Island|
|A little humor with the boat man. That's some powerful pee! :]|
|Doing what they do best|
|Turquoise clear in Sumilon Island|
|The tourists (L) and the locals (R). Mainit spring hotness (hey, not the gut, the water! :p) level #2; Downtown local market|
|The long and winding road on-board a local multi-cab, pick-up style|
|Magnificent bay view|
|A portion of the throwback-inducing Cuartel|
|Immaculate Concepcion Parish Church|
|Oslob is a great place to relax. You can do it anywhere. See? That's under the tree, fronting the bay.|
|Riding in more-than-a-tandem|
Swimming with the Whale Sharks
|Boats line up for the day's grand activity--swimming with the whale sharks!|
|All aboard and geared up!|
|Letting go of the life vest to swim deeper with them|
|Eventually, I have let go of all the gear and all my fears|
|Photo by LA Madridejos|
And I leave you with one of the cutie patootie babies I've traveled with! He's going to be a bright star one day.
Bantayan Island, check!
Sumilon Island, check!
For the logistics part of this trip, made an Oslob Travel Guide for TravelFindsShop.com.
Travelthon No. 09252014-04