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Siquijor: Cambugahay Falls!

Yep, I went to Siquijor back in April (!!!) and only now I’m getting around to finally talking about the end of our trip…  As a reminder, Siquijor Island was beautiful, with gorgeous sunsets like this…

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And we got lots of great diving done both
around the island, as well as in nearby Apo Island.

We couldn’t dive on the last day, and we only had a morning to spare, so along with the super-fun couple we met in Siquijor, we rented a Jeepney for P1,300 and had him drive us down to Cambugahay Falls, which was on my “must see” list of Siquijor.  We got what looked like a party Jeepney too!  It was sweet!

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I was afraid of jumping off the falls at first (with these things, it’s not the height that scares me, but the depth of the water – I always wonder “is it deep enough or an accident is about to happen?” I know too many bad stories), but like a good wife, I got Karl to be the first guinea pig, and that’s all I needed, loads and loads of jumping into the beautiful water followed (no, seriously, I’m slightly obsessed with jumping/diving into water).

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There were three levels of waterfalls, so after lots of jumping, we went to explore the other falls.

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Ah, a natural tub including the back massage spray!

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Yep, Dan, that’s how we all feel like at this place too!

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Before heading back home, we had to jump in a few more times…

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Then back to the party jeepney…  I wish Manila had this much green space!

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After showering and getting our things ready, it was time to head back to Dumaguete on the boat…  Because of the delays getting us there on our arrival, the resort had its own private boat taking us back, which was so much more pleasant, specially when you wait for the boat with this view!

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And look at this when you’re on your journey back…

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I chose not to sit indoors because I get major motion sickness.  (So yes, I got majorly sunburned…  I never learn.)

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Siquijor Island, should definitely be on everyone’s list of places to visit in the Philippines!  I would go back there in a heartbeat!  We stayed at Coco Grove Beach Resort, and I highly recommend it for a relaxing trip.  Here are a few other shots I took of the place…

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Our home for the weekend…

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And how can a private dinner here (all you need to do is reserve the table ahead of time), not be wonderful?

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Saturday in Pictures…

I tried posting this using BlogPress app on my phone, but it was a big fail.  At first, I thought it was the wifi at the resort (which sucked), but I haven’t been able to do it from home either…  (This post was originally titled “Today in Pictures” all the pictures, except for the last two, taken with the iPhone.)

Waiting for our ferry to take us to Siquijor Island (it was 2 hours late, ugh).

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Finally boarding…

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This doesn’t look too comfortable (and it wasn’t, luckily it was over within an hour).

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We made it!

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End of day in Siquijor… 

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Beautiful sunsets…

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Despite the travel hassle on our way there, the trip was amazing and totally worth it!  If you’re in the Philippines, I highly recommend a stop at Siquijor Island!  I’ll post more pictures about the trip, but here’s a preview of what else you get to do while there…

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I also got dives number 42-47 done!  Only 3 more before I hit #50 (with only 9 months of diving under my belt!).  Diving in Siquijor wasn’t too exciting, but we went to Apo Island the second day and got some amazing drift diving done (visiting 2-3 dive spots each time since the current was so strong!). 

More to come…

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