A taste of the Philippines

This week it’s been full on at Turtle Camp with fun activities lined up every other day. Starting on Monday night, we had barbeque night at the camp with roasted piglet. An awesome meal and fun night! ๐Ÿ™‚

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On Wednesday we drove up to the town Del Carmen, and took a boat from there to Kangbangyo Island. The destination was an old, weathered wooden house situated in a quiet lagoon with crystal clear water and jungle on all sides.

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At this magical spot we barbequed a type of fish called mahi-mahi for lunch, and played in the water for a while. We also tried SUP (stand-up-paddle board) to go around the lagoon and to explore the surroundings. Very nice.

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Yesterday (that would be Friday) we went out to an island called Corregidor. We started out with some snorkeling. Clear water here as well, and I found this amazing “lawn of seagrass” down there.

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Having burned some energy in the water, it was time for lunch right on the beach, using banana leafs as plates. Grilled fish and chicken, along with rice, was on the menu. We also barbequed some shells called Five Fingers that we bought off a fisherman who stopped by the island when he saw us on shore. You could feel there was some sand in this dish, but itย was still pretty tasty.

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After lunch we set out on a hike to explore more of the island. The higher parts of the island is used for grazing, so it’s an open landscape which gives a 360 degree view. Here’s a pic from the expedition of me and a chap from Israel.

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The hike eventually took us through the only village on the island. People, especially the children were waving and yelling at us, and followed us as we walked around. I guess we were as much an attraction to them as they were to us. It gave the authentic feeling of being somewhere remote and a bit away from modern civilization, even though I did spot a few solar-panels on some of the houses ๐Ÿ™‚

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So a big thanks to Enrique at the Turtle Camp for putting together all this fun! Here’s a sunset-shot of the gang at the camp as we’re heading back to Siargao island.

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