Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Siargao Adventure: The Transport


We traveled by air, by sea, and by land just to get to Siargao. I mean I have no problem with travelling but experiencing all in one day? aarrrgh gives me so much pain in the butt! We traveled almost 2 hours by plane from Manila to Butuan. Another 2 hours by land on a van from Butuan to Surigao. 3 hours from Surigao to Sta. Monica and more than 1 hour to Gen. Luna where our accommodation was located. In short it took us the whole day just to get to there. Though there's a direct flight to Siargao but kinda expensive for us budget tourists.



I love the fact how helpful the locals were. Naiwan kami ng boat going to Dapa port and they were so nice enough to help us find another option. We were like celebrities when they have to brought us from a small paddle boat to the large boat that would carry us to Sta. Monica because it already leaves the port.






I hate the habal-habal ride. Imagine me wearing a summer dress and have to ride a motorbike, how awkward was that?! Its not my first time to ride a motorbike but riding it for more than an hour was a lot different plus the ride was so bumpy. I had to ask our driver to stop and rest a bit. I remember myself blurting to our driver, "kuya dahan dahan, masakit!" then Arvin and Empi laughed out loud and Im wondering why.




On our second day, we have to travel more than two hours to reach Sohoton Cove where the stingless jellyfish and caves were located. Few minutes after we leave the shore the boat suddenly stopped. Oh yeah we got stranded! It was raining and the waves were getting bigger. I can see Manong was trying so hard to start the boat. Im scared but Im praying hard. Moments later and after Manong gave his best, the boat finally started, thanks God and we go on.


On our third and last day, we woke up as early 2am to travel to Butuan for our flight back to Manila. This time we didnt ride the habal habal, instead a van took us to Dapa port to catch the 5:30am boat trip to Surigao. Another long and butt ache sea, land and plane trip back but was all worth it!





22 comments:

  1. Naalala ko na naman yong sa habal habal.....Lol

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  2. next time isama niyo na talaga ako ha? kahit nakakapagod basta enjoy naman...

    sagot ko kwento... wala bang breakdown ng expenses? hehehe

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  3. Nice trip ah. and narerecognize ko sa pic ang mahal na hari. :)

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  4. kakaloka di ako sasakay sa habal habal baka mahaggard ako. charrr

    pero maganda pala jan sa siargao ha. love it!

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  5. Hahaha dapat sinabi mo kay kuya "be gentle" ganyan! hahaha!

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  6. ayos ng trip ate :) saya much, hihihihi xD

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  7. asus nami miss mo lang ang pagda-drive ni Mico the Bacon Man ;) :P

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  8. nosebleed ako sa english. anyare?

    namiss ko yang 'all in one motorbike' buti hindi naflat yung gulong. apat pa naman kayong nakasakay. pero mainam pa rin sa pitong nakasakay na tao dba? lol

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  9. Ang kulit nung habal-habal ride na iyon. May nakita pa nga akong version sa ibang probinsya naman ay mas maraming sakay sa isang motor lang :(

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  10. Mali ang seating position niyo sa motor Arline. Sa amin bawal nasa gitna ang babae sa motor.

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  11. You shared the habal habal ride with two men and you were wearing a dress? I can only imagine how hard it might have been for you.

    Since I've read Joanne's and Zai's posts, I already have a clue on how your Siargao trip went, still, I'm still excited to read your next posts.

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  12. Ang bitin ng kuwento ha hehehe, siguro dahil alam mong nauna na silang magkuwento hihihiih.
    Carry lng yang naka summer dress na naka motor mahangin hihihihi.

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  13. In fairness, nun na-experience ko na tatlo kami sa habal-habal e hindi ko rin bet, na-haharass ako pag nadidikit kay manong driver, haha!

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  14. hahaha nabasa ko lang ang tungkol sa byahe natin parang napagod ako ulit :) baka naman may matching ungol ungol ka while talking to kuyang habal habal kaya natawa sina Empi and Arvin, sis! Hehe :)

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  15. ayos lang kahit pagod sulit naman ang lugar na pinuntahan nyu hehehe :) nice bonding...

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  16. looks fun..i hope to visit the place too

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  17. ang galing naman nito! at benta ang habal habal experience mo. oo nga naman masakit naman kasi. hehe.

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  18. at natawa din daw ako sa habal habal moment nyo...hehe! keri lang yan pagod girl, sa pictorial nyo pa lang naman eh sulit na 'tong trip nyo na to eh. :)

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  19. problema nyo talaga yung habal habal ;-) paano yan sis, fave ko panaman yung motorbike pag nagroroad trip. tapos bumpy din. magaling ako magdrive sa bumpy and rocky roads ;-) take note naka summer dress at bag yan ha.

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  20. First, sweet ng picture nyo ni Arvin. Next, kung ako din, mag reklamo kung sakay sa haba haba:) Grabe and biyahe nyo. But it was worth:)

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