Friday was a free day. We didn't have any appointments and we wrapped up what we are going to do for our projects here. We decided to travel to the Shangri La beach with the senior couple, the Morellos. Dr. Cymmer Go, who Mat presented for the night before, offered his driver to take us there and pick us up which is HUGE. A cab would have costed a lot.
Iron man will take place on Sunday. I can't imagine doing an iron man in crowded Cebu.
Even the power lines are crowded.
The beach resort was beautiful and we had the chance to snorkel.
I sprinkled fish food right in front of Mat's face while he was snorkeling and it freaked him out so bad when all the fish came right around his mask. He popped up and I laughed and laughed.
We had lunch and Sister Morrello ordered Buco-a young coconut. They like to drink the water -it's a little bitter, but they believe it is so good for you.
You also eat the young coconut meat too! They make a yummy Buco pie that is off the charts.
We're all a little bit fried--I can see why they call us white people here in the Philippines the Pinks over here.
Right at 4PM when we packing up to leave a very ominous rain storm rolled in and drenched the place. We only got sprinkled upon on our walk up to the hotel. You can see it stirring in the background. Good timing!
I managed to grab a pack of M&Ms while we were waiting for our driver. The chocolate here is definitely engineered here to fit the taste of the locals. The M&Ms had more cocoa and butter in them and less of a milky melt in your mouth feel. Traffic was extremely heavy and with no way to contact our driver, we were picked up an hr later. Very grateful he showed up. He didn't speak a lick of English, but said he "Traffic" when we got into the van.