We did no research for almost 3 weeks due to the limited wifi in Nepal. After the hike was finished, we weren’t really sure where to go. Monsoon season starts hitting most of Asia at different times over the next few months, so the search is complicated — you really want to make sure you’re not headed towards non-stop rain.
Maeghan had heard some great things about the Philippines and thought maybe a warm beach and diving break would be a good start to our transition back to real life and recovery from a long trek.
So we booked a flight to Cebu in the Philippines for 2 days… and figured we’d make a plan once we get there. We arrived quite late, and decided to go walking around down town Cebu at midnight to find a McDonalds that was 10 min away…
The decision was regretted as the city is a different place that late at night.
We stayed in the tallest apartment in the city then made our way to Bohol island for a few days and boy, were we in for a surprise. As we went to book our boat ticket — everything was sold out and prices for accommodations seemed more expensive. Turns out the Philippines is largely catholic, and we were going into one of the very touristic islands for easter or other wise known as Holy week. It was busy as hell.
We still managed to find some dive shops with availability and loved our time here, but we were ready to island hop to somewhere a bit more quiet.