Sunday, September 2, 2007

Last night in the Philippines, tomorrow Hong Kong

We check out tomorrow by noon, then hang around Plantation Bay having a relaxing lunch until the 3pm shuttle. Then we will hang around the Cebu airport playing with their free WiFi and having a relaxing supper until our 19:55 Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong. It'll be very late by the time we get to our hotel in Hong Kong.

Deric was a bit confused about Hong Kong - he thought 'Hong Kong' was a large gorilla.

We have three nights (two full days) in Hong Kong.

Rock Climbing at Plantation Bay

Devon nears the top

Devon reaches the top

On the way down the easy way

Jeff peaks out...

Right behind the 'rock' wall was an indoor firing range. US$20 for seven bullets for all sorts of guns. We didn't try it.

Some sights from Plantation Bay and Cebu

Deric minding the room

Another nice cloud


A very rare "Mercedes-Benz" Musso (normally manufactured by well-known Korean car maker 'Ssangyong')

Added some photos to 'Last Night in Bohol...'

Link to 'Last Night in Bohol...'

Plantation Bay, Mactan, Cebu

Plantation Bay Resort & Spa

We arrived here in Cebu late on Thursday (30 August 2007), after travelling from Siquijor by several ferry rides. This resort features several salt water lagoons surrounding a central fresh water pool.

The swimming lagoons are quite nice. The water is not deep and is quite warm. And the salt content makes the 'deadman' floating very easy.

The on-site restaurants are on the expensive side and the resort is sufficiently far out of town that there isn't any other choice.

It's a completely man-made environment (previously a barren wasteland). It's nice, but it isn't the more natural beauty of Siquijor.

Razel poses on the Waterside steps

Jeff & Razel on the patio

Dune House (our room far right)

One of the swimming lagoons

Deric & Devon

Family exploring the lagoon by triyak

A view of Mogambo Falls

The Paghacian family of Cang-inte, Siquijor

Max, Jade, Berto (driver, top), Uncle Jr., Razel, Auntie Bebie, Jemar, Jelyn, Jeffrey, Deric, Devon at Salagdoong

Uncle Jr. relaxing at Salagdoong

Jeffrey and Auntie Bebie, with Jelyn (far right) in background at Coco Grove

Jerry on an Easyride

Jade at Coco Grove

Jemar at Coco Grove