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Day 2: Monday
March 31, 2008

Monday morning – Magpupungko We went to Magpupungko, but it was still high tide so we just stayed by the shoreline taking pictures underneath the warm rays of the sun. Afterwards, we visited our host’s family friend where we ate breakfast (food again!).

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Bonotan’s Lodge Pilaring, Pilar Shameless plug: 1,200 Php overnight – they have 5 air conditioned rooms, each with a bed (of course), cable television, a terrace that overlooks the mangroves, plus a bed that has a mirror on the ceiling, hehe.

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In the afternoon, we went to Cloud 9 in General Luna where different resorts were lined up to cater to different tourists who’d drop by. GL (General Luna) is the part of Siargao where people usually surf. Cloud 9 is usually known…for the chocolate bars. Seriously, when I checked online, they said it's because the waves could form up to the shape of the number 9, but the trainer said it's because of tourists buying chocolate and the only available chocolate is Cloud 9. I don't know which explanation I'd rather believe. hehe

We walked on the bridge going to the Cloud 9 Surf and saw some surfers already doing their thing. I got excited seeing the waves but more amazed as I stared at the beautiful sunset. While taking pictures, some locales were friendly enough to talk to us (obviously since they wanted to earn some dough) and offered to teach us (me) how to surf for a fee. 500 bucks; wtf? They said it’s the usual rate even for non-foreigners. Since I’m the only one in the group who wanted to learn, I agreed.

We stayed at Wild Rock Surf Camp where we stayed overnight. Since our host is also a friend of the family, we had a discount at the room we rented. Wena and I needed to update our blogs and check on some tasks, so we went to some internet stations near our place. We went inside Ocean 101, which is a good place to check in, as well. Saw a lot of tourists just partying. I wanted to join them but I had things to do; besides my company’s left in our room, maybe next time.

200 Php per person – room rent

Note: Take care of your valuables, I lost my board shorts to some mutt and a surfer lost her pair of flipflops/havaianas (private joke) as well.

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Bonotan's lodge

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terrace and a mirror on the ceiling,*dirty grin*

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Lucod

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trekking to the beach

 

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and here it is! – Magpupungko

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sand and water

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back at the place we stayed

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another quick dive

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ride to GL (General Luna), roads are well cemented!

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resorts in Cloud 9

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our discounted room

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going to the surfing action

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walk on the bridge

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some more pictures

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in action

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a local kid, surf's up!

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indigo blues

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fresh seafood for dinner!

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Ocean 101 Resort, for the internet freaks (60 Php/hour)


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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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8 comments… add one
  • D’s damn good at imitating that flipflops/havaianas guy and whew!! was that surfer not hot? eh?!!! hehehe

  • Edcel

    haha. yeah, “Have you guys seen a pair of fleeep floooops or havaianassss??? hehehe. his voice is still ringing in my ears. haha

  • Abigail

    hi! Nice to see this house (Bonotan’s) on your site, I’ve been here last 2005, the lodge was not constructed back then. I miss the mangroves and Magpopongko.. 🙂 Thanks for this article.

    • Edcel

      ey no problem! I wish to go back to Siargao to experience the waves again. hopefully i’ll be able to do so.

  • Darryl

    Hey guys! I haven’t been to Siargao… hehehe I wish to go there…

    • Edcel

      i actually want to go back there too! 🙂

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