Last month we spent two weeks travelling in the Philippines. First we flew from Seoul to Manila, then travelled to a resort on the north coast of the island of Mindoro for a few days before heading to a small island called Pandan off the west coast of Mindoro for more diving. After a few days we crossed the Mindoro strait and stayed on Dimakya island, near Busuanga in Northern Palawan. It was mainly a scuba diving trip and while diving we saw a shark, turtles, and sea snakes (one was more than 2m long). Afterwards we were told that the sea-snakes are 17 times more venomous than cobras ... (but they can't open their jaws wide enough to bite humans apparently). We also did a great wreck dive on a big Japanese warship sunk since 1944 - very atmospheric.
|Jeepneys - typical Filipino mode of transport|
|en route for Pandan island|
|noisy bats on Dimakya island !|
|Intramuros in old Manila|