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The Chocolate Hills

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We rented scooters for 400P which is almost ten dollars (we being a german girl I met on the ferry over here and an american guy from the same hostel). Expensive for southeast asia, but apparently a good price for the Philippines. We then went to see the worlds smallest monkey called a tarsier monkey. They were ridiculously adorable but the more I heard about them, the more disappointed I was. They don't cuddle, play, or interact with humans or each other and if a human touches them they get depressed and commit suicide. Tf. Cute tho. It cost 50P (about one dollar) to go into a sanctuary of rescued monkeys.



Then we had lunch on a floating restaurant that cost about 10 dollars. It sounded pricey but I had a good feeling about it and it ended up being an amazing buffé and a unique experience :)





According to local folklore, the chocolate hills are the remains of a giants broken heart.



Apparently nobody can explain the formation of these 700+ hills. It was really hard to get a pictur…

Cebu

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Sucks.
Homeless children sleeping in the streets and cloud of pollution that adds to the dirty, run down buildings.
It looks like slums basically. I hate it, but it's an experience and tomorrow I'm going to a beautiful island called Bohol on my own where there are tiny monkeys. I'm debating on actually booking a room in advance, but then I won't be able to see if I can get a better price...I'm not sure, I'll just think about it. I got wifi in my room so I'm being a little lazy-bum. Not the point of travelling, obviously but I REALLY don't like this place. And I'm all caught up on GOT and Vikings now.
We'll probably go out and sing some karaoke later. The one good thing about this place is that an hour long massage costs 3 dollars. That is a ridiculously low price.



I like halo-halo (above) but sometimes they have like different kinds of beans in it, which I don't like. Kidney beans in dessert is really weird. Been eating a lot of fast food b…

My birthday :D

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We woke up to a lovely, Philippino breakfast:


We went to a mall (the philippinos love malls) to get a cake and then we went to a fancy beach resort to pamper ourselves a bit on my actual bday. Helen has made sure to make this my birthday month cause we keep thinking we're going to split up and then she just comes with me. Honestly, it's been nice cause I would have felt a bit lost here in the Philippines on my own. I wouldn't have had such an awesome, extravagant birthday without her so thanks Helen!
















Cebu

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Our host has a beautiful home and a shih tzu, she's grumpy though. We're kind of friends now. It was my birthday at midnight so we celebrated a bit but I was sleepy from waking up at 5AM and travelling all day.





This house is beautiful, we're lucky to be staying here. When I got up, there was breakfast ready on the table!







Whale Sharks and Waterfalls

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We all got up at 6.30 and went to the dive center at 7.
We got a group of 6 and went out together to see the whale sharks.
It cost 887P each which is almost 20 dollars. Wooooorth it.
We were out for about 3 hours and there are not guarantees that you will see one.
I got a bit grumpy because the plankton stung my body all over and the day before I got stung by a jellyfish which felt the same so I was going to give up, but at the last dive I decided to go for it and saw it's face right by me then swam with it for about five minutes! It was magical. And huge.



Then we came back to the resort and rested a bit to get ready for the trekking and waterfalls.
I've been to a lot of places now and this was the most interesting and beautiful, not the biggest waterfall but it was lovely having the places all to yourself.








We went to a village in the mountains, apparently they do cockfighting :S


This little bird was so cute, he looked really mad.

They call the coconut tree the tree of life be…