Our final week in the Philippines was spent in island bliss. We kicked things off in Malapascua, which now rivals Koh Rong, Cambodia, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia, and Ton Sai, Thailand for Best Beaches title in my book. I truly never wanted to leave, but we decided to take a peek at Bohol before flying back to Manila.
What we didn’t factor in was Holy Week. Wow — crowds, sold out transport, booked up hotels, and all businesses closed. We were totally unprepared, but managed to have a blast exploring Bohol’s interior by motorbike — peeking at tiny Tarsiers, ziplining over the Loboc river, and visiting the famed Chocolate Hills.
It was a great trip — but I’m leaving the Philippines feeling broke and exhausted. After a 24 hour bonus layover in Singapore, I’m very excited to unpack my bags and stay still on Gili Trawangan for the month! Divemaster course, here I come…
Undeniably charming Malapascua
A floating bar on Malapascua
It was so hard to narrow down photos of these bright pink anemones — my new favorite underwater creatures
White tip shark circling outside a cave
Christianity is an overwhelming part of the Filipino experience
Tarsier time! The world’s cutest — and smallest — primate
Which photo is your favorite?