Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ - Day 17, 18 & 19 - Panglao

Philippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ - Day 17, 18 & 19 - Panglao

First of all, let's get a bit of geography down.

My whole trip to the Philippines was concentrated around the Visayas region. The Visayas region is composed of several islands, including major ones such as Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, and Samar.

I started off in Cebu City, which takes its name from the island where it's located. I then took a 2 hour ferry to go from Cebu City to Tagbilaran, located in Bohol–the island on the right of the red marker.

But first, I stayed in Panglao (on the marker), a smaller island linked to Bohol by a bridge.

When I arrived in Tagbilaran, I immediately rented a scooter as I had seen, and been told that that was the most convenient way to get around the island.

I then immediately drove to the hostel I’d booked in Panglao. I stayed in Red Picnic Hostel.

After dropping my bags off at the hostel, I went to a restaurant for dinner. That'll be a recurring occasion in the Philippines. Most hostels don't have self-catering facilities, and restaurants are cheap anyway.

In this restaurant, however, there were lots of little dogs begging me to give them my food! I obviously didn't.

This restaurant was right on the coast, so after dinner I went for a night dip in the sea further along the beach.

The next day I simply went along to the west side of the island and just sat by the beach until the sunset.

Once the sun had set, I got take away dinner and drove to another place by the sea. I saw it was supposed to be a good sunset spot, though I obviously got there after. The drive to get to that beach was surprisingly bumpy.

It was a very cool dinner spot, but I didn't stay long because there were lots of insects, and I forgot to bring my insect repellent with me.

The next morning was already time to leave for Bohol, there wasn't that much to do in Panglao anyway.