Yesterday I took a jeepney to Loboc and decided against doing the Loboc River tour. I just wanted to make sure I got a room at the Chocolate Hills, which turned out not to be a problem. I took the bus (a crowded, very asian bus) for about an hour and a half until I reached the site.
They are beautiful, that's for sure. I watched the sun set over them, and got up early for a sunrise, and it was too cloudy so I went to bed for a few more hours.
Then I did something really impulsive. I loathe bus riding (no surprises there), so I hired a motorcycle taxi to take me back to Loboc. I was a little nervous climbing on, because I had no helmet and had like 15 pounds on my back (I had my backpack with me). It turned out to be sooo much faster than the bus though. I took a jeepney from Loboc back to Tagbilaran, and hired a tricycle to take me out to Alona Beach, where I am now.
The resort I'm staying at, I wasn't originally intending on staying. There was a such a huge language barrier between me and the tricycle driver, I just decided to stick it out. I'm paying more for a night here than I do for a whole month at more dorm.
BUT, the place is gorgeous, and the room is nice (hot water showers!) and the beach is fantastic. Never in my life did I imagine these places existed for real. I just thought all of the pictures were well edited.
I'm going to stick around the beach tomorrow and maybe do some snorkeling, and then I head back to Manila around 4pm.
I have really enjoyed this trip so far. It's not the most fun ever traveling alone, but I'm glad I've seen what I visited. I've pretty much decided to cancel my trip to Banaue though, because I do detest buses that much, and I don't want to do another trip by myself. I discussed it with Mom, and frankly, I just don't really want to go. It's much more relaxing to stay in Los Banos, and I only have a few weekends left. =D
Alright, enjoy the pictures!