Tablas, Romblon & Sibuyan

I have debated posting this as it feels like a lifetime ago that we took this little excursion. Life has been so busy slash major lack of wifi and WordPress has been a bit of a pain in the butt for me…However it was so fun and I really think that if anyone is considering going to the Philippines, these islands should be on your list and some of the information I have gathered will be really handy.

But first, a bit of the back story as to why we left Boracay.

After experiencing my first tropical Christmas and New Year on Boracay, I can say that it didn’t really feel very christmassy although obviously we had lots of fun and celebrated with the people I regard as our island family.

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We strolled along the beach early on New Years morning and had a delicious breakfast at The Lind Hotel

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Shangri-La Resort & Spa, Boracay

We have had a really busy few weeks at New Wave Divers with lots of customers through the door. We happily hit 200 reviews on Trip Advisor, further solidifying our Number 1 rating! I have been nurturing my skills as bookkeeper and Max is a tiny amount of paper away from becoming a Dive Master having passed the theory and practical exams.

It has been a busy time for us, although obviously very enjoyable, but I have to say, it was music to my ears to hear that we were going to have two nights at the Shangri La Resort & Spa for some rest, relaxation and spoiling luxury.

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Raw & Wild – El Nido, Philippines

We set off on Tour C with high expectations. It was our last tour before we moved onto Coron so I was hoping for another amazing day and hopefully more turtles.

We sailed past more amazing rock formations and hidden beaches. Apparently Alex Garland, the author of the novel “The Beach”, was inspired to write the book whilst living in El Nido. After my last few posts, you can see why!

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Turtle Time – El Nido, Philippines

We woke up to bright blue skies and glorious sunshine. We devoured our delicious breakfast, grabbed our rash guards, plenty of suncream and trotted off down to the boat. After the excitement of the first tour, we set out on Tour A wondering if it would quite match up to what we had experienced on Tour B.

Tour B is based around the visits to Big and Small Lagoon where the tranquil turquoise waters of its orchid-lined limestone walls, showcase a kaleidoscope of marine life. Scientists believe that these lagoons were actually caves that collapsed millions of years ago leaving behind these beautiful gifts, the lagoons.

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Boats and Beaches – El Nido, Philippines

We woke up early to the rain still pouring. But there is something about tropical rain that just makes it more acceptable than the rain anywhere else.

I dozed back off for an hour or so and by the time the knock at the door came with our breakfast, the rain had stopped and we got the go-ahead for our first boat tour to begin.

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The Journey to Palawan

The journey to Palawan started the night before we even left the island. We packed up our flat and moved our belongings to our new apartment. Yes, we have moved out of the jungle palace! Unfortunately there had just been too many hiccups and communicating with our landlady, who doesn’t live on the island, was becoming a bind. Too much of our time was being spent buying things that should already have been in the flat when we arrived or organising for them to be delivered. Luckily, I had met a lovely guy on the beach a few days earlier and having spoken to him about our issues, we came to an arrangement on one of the villas he owns in the same area and it’s just divine. Authentic but practical.

Take a peek if you fancy!

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Kittykat Missions

Firstly, we are utterly thrilled with how Maccies’ GO FUND ME page is going. It has really been more of a sensation than we expected and we now have just over 50% of the required funds to get Maccie to the UK.

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If you haven’t yet seen the page and wish to donate, you can use this link: https://www.gofundme.com/getmaccietotheuk.

Maccie gets stronger every day and with this, comes new sides of her fabulous personality. She now has her tiger moments where her ears go flat back and she gets her little ‘boxing glove’ hands out ready to fight, our hands or a screwed up piece of paper being her opponent. The thought of leaving her little face behind is so sad!

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Giving her input whilst we were packing for Palawan.

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