See itinerary here

Landed in Cebu on August 15th at 4:30am.  Few hours later, I was already in a bus to Moalboal to swim with hundreds of thousands of sardines.  Moalboal attractions are much more under water than on its ugly, unpaved, touristy road along the beach.

I came back to Cebu for 2 nights and was surprised by the level of poverty and disappointed about the city in general.  Visited the cathedral, fort, and walked around the city extensively.

I guess the best part of this small stop over in the Philippines was my short 3 day trip to Bohol, an island easily reached by a 2 hour boat ride from Cebu.

In Bohol, I rented a scooter and drove around the island like a young teenager who had just received his driving license!   Amongst the numerous, touristy highlights that you can see in Bohol, I really enjoyed the python sanctuary, holder of a world Guinness record for the largest python in the world. I went to see the tarsier conservation center, to see the smallest monkey in the world (touristy spot) and spent some time in and around Alona beach.

Continue reading, because
United Arab Emirates was my next destination!

You can check more of my pictures
from Philippines on flickr.