The long wait was over. My cousins and I have been planning this trip for some time now. We’re going to Oslob, Cebu, Philippines. It finally happened on the 6th of April and it was beyond amazing!
I was with my two cousins. One of them I haven’t seen for a long time for she works in another country so I was glad to see her again. We were early at the airport and we killed time chatting to each other, playing apps on our phone and talking about how excited we were to finally go to a place we haven’t been before. It was finally happening.
The plane ride was surprisingly very short. We were browsing travel magazines tucked on the back of the chair in front of us, the next second it was ready for arrival. It was maybe like, just a 2o minute plane ride. We rode on a taxi from the airport on the way to the terminal. It was so hot and we were stuck in traffic but it was worth it. The bus going to Oslob however took forever! The view was nice though. I was very hungry at one point but thankfully, there were vendors selling food and we stopped at a mini store. I didn’t get enough sleep so I slept at the bus while my cousins were watching a movie. It was already dark when we arrived at the guest house we booked days before.
Our room was very cozy. We were near the pool and the ocean. Before we sleep, we took a dip at the pool until we got tired. I was lulled by the sound of the waves. My wanderlust spirit was in full swing and my heart swelled as I said goodnight to my love sailing his way on a different sea.
We woke up early the next day and we were greeted by that beautiful sunrise. It’s like telling us that it’s gonna be a great day and sure it was. The hostess of the guest house assigned a tricycle driver to roam us around. He was nice and he took us to where the whale watching is. That was the highlight of this trip: to swim with the whales!
We arrived at the place and there were plenty of people already. Most were tourists from other countries. The place was so beautiful and the weather was nice. We expressed how excited we were to swim while we waited for our boat. We thought we were gonna be on the same boat with the European tourists behind us but luckily we didn’t. It would be awkward cos we were so loud as we passed through big waves. We had the boat to ourselves and each boat has 2-3 people assisting us. They were funny and accommodating.
The whole experience was so so fun! Our photos were so funny though cos we really looked like we were struggling. The current of the waves was so strong. At one point, we took our life vests off to take photos so we were hanging on for dear life. The photos ended up being really funny haha. Omg you can see it in our faces that we were really struggling.
At least I get to see the whale shark so close. They were indeed gentle giants. I have heard controversies regarding swimming with them. We asked the people who worked there and they told us that they were free to swim anywhere. No net, no anything. They just go to that area because people who works there feed them. We should be really gentle with them though because some tourists touch them or the boats might bump them.
We left the place with big grins on our faces, a memory worthy to be treasured, as we readied ourselves for another adventure. We were off to Sumilon Island! Will post about it in another entry. Stay updated 🙂