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November 29th 2012
Published: December 3rd 2012
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We have been on the road exploring the world since August and quite frankly, we are tired. Mentally and sometimes physically we have extended ourselves for days on end, rarely staying in one spot longer than two or three nights. We did stay in Berlin six nights and truly enjoyed it. We do not seek sympathy, but only to provide a state of being as we begin the next segment of our adventure. It has ... Read Full Entry



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buck naked and runningbuck naked and running
buck naked and running

kids having fun
Motorbike not allowedMotorbike not allowed
Motorbike not allowed

attempt to restrict traffic on the path
Sit and relaxSit and relax
Sit and relax

as the colors change
Dancing cloudsDancing clouds
Dancing clouds

over Malapascua
View from Blue Coral BarView from Blue Coral Bar
View from Blue Coral Bar

Best spot on the island
Happy HourHappy Hour
Happy Hour

San Miguel $1
Vibrant colorsVibrant colors
Vibrant colors

eye popping colors
Merry swimmingMerry swimming
Merry swimming

Visayan Sea
Subtle colorsSubtle colors
Subtle colors

Malapascua Island, Philippines



3rd December 2012
Subtle colors

So relaxing!
Must be nice sitting in one of those beach chairs waiting for sunrise or sunset.... What a life!
3rd December 2012
Subtle colors

Indeed a good life
...and a great country.
3rd December 2012

Dig your title! :))
Got to hand it to you to come up with an intriguing title like that. Now I'm not sure if I should share this with my very young blogger-friends in this country. Hahaha! Anyway, take care you two. I'm hoping the "super typhoon" would weaken while you're in the islands. If the rain and wind keep you indoors, just remember there's a good massage and a beer to be had ;-)
3rd December 2012

You should share it
They will laugh at the title. We enjoyed our time in Malapascua.
3rd December 2012
Diving with the sharks

there's that shark (>_<)
"we listened to some Bob Marley" --> good choice! nice to hear you're having a relaxing time. hope the next part of the trip will be even better. x
3rd December 2012
Diving with the sharks

We love the Philippines!
This country has fantastic people, amazing food and so much else to offer.
3rd December 2012

Definite changes!
Yes, it's definitely changed since our visits. Italian restaurant? hot water? wifi? air con? 24 hour electric? Luxury for definite! People in the UK always laugh at us when we say a room has hot water not realising how much of a luxury it is! Great underwater pics, you were very lucky to see the thresher as we have heard they aren't as common as they used to be...those tails are huge! Hope you got your plans sorted after we e-mailed. Stay safe! xx
3rd December 2012

Storms and such
Yes, in Asia hot water is considered a luxury! The guy who gave us the photos said he saw Thresher sharks on each of those shark dives so I think they are more abundant than a few years ago. We had 8 sightings. We really enjoyed the island. Leaving Bohol a day early to escape the storm path. Details in the next blog.
3rd December 2012

Hello from London
On a grey London morning, it's a delight to see such wonderful colourful photos. Keep sharing. Ian xxx
3rd December 2012

You need to run away and have a warm vacation!
Miss you. Chat soon.
3rd December 2012

Malapascua Island
So glad y'all slowed down, if even for a few days! It is restoring for the body and soul for sure. I'm a water person too so I really enjoyed all of these pictures. You must be planning on Ohio by Christmas? :-)
3rd December 2012

Arriving in Ohio on Dec. 21st
It will certainly be a shock to the system but we will grab a coat. Loving the beach and water time!
3rd December 2012

Love the underwater fotos and the sunsets. My son was in the Phillipines for work last year and used to escape the hustle and bustle to a little island - maybe it was your island.
3rd December 2012
Mango pancakes

Yes, please!! :o)
3rd December 2012
Mango pancakes

Seriously good pancakes
If you get to the island eat at the Thresher Shark Divers restaurant. YUM
3rd December 2012

naked on the beach
Wow you have seen and experienced so much- I am so glad you have been able to share your adventures through pictures. Wish I was running naked on that beach right now too (as the little boy did!)
3rd December 2012

That little boy ran naked every day.
He was so cute and really enjoying life. Always happy and smiling.
3rd December 2012

You'll have to ask him if it was Malapascua
It may have been the same island...although there is a lot of diving in the Philippines because of the numerous islands so who knows. Having a great time.
3rd December 2012

Malapascua Island
The island looks lovely but I'm a little worried about the typhoon headed in that direction. Has it changed your plans?
3rd December 2012

Yes, a change in plans
We are leaving the island we are currently on a day early. Heading to the mainland to let the storm move past the islands. Then we will decide if we go to the last island we had planned or go on to Hawaii early. We will be in a safe place by noon today.
3rd December 2012

Beautiful Photos
What a place! A lovely place to relax and excellent photos.
3rd December 2012

Slow and peaceful
Very small island with not much to do. Swim, relax, dive, read. Ah, the life on the road.
3rd December 2012

The love of doing nearly nothing....nearly...
Sorry, I haven't read all you latest blogs....how to say....been a little on the road with bad connections too... Love your blog. Malapascua is high on my list...but that will be only..or should be...in April 2014...Leslie has already 2 dives at 36 meters...not really for Tif....so by the time, we should find a solution (disclosure....they are both obviously way above 15 years old)! I've got a new spot for you with 1usd beer...slight problem, the dives sits are one hour speed boat away...but closer to when you decide to hang the pics at home! We are thinking of a dive together with Cindy...would be fun to make it a TB one...we will even drag Ali and Michele!
3rd December 2012

Keep us posted on the diving
We'd love a travel blog trip but will need time to plan it. We are having a great time in the Philippines. So much to do.
4th December 2012

Hanging out in paradise
I love that shot of your beach chairs--looks like an ad for a tropical paradise! So glad you had a chance to hang and do lots of nothing--I highly approve. You two have shown incredible stamina over these months--I've been in awe of the amazing places you've been and your adventures--well done!
4th December 2012

Paradise it is!
Although the next adventure will tell you about Super typhoon Pablo that is due to hit peak in about 3 hours. Should be interesting. We are tired. Our stamina went out the window.
4th December 2012

What is life?
...if full of care we have not time to stand and stare. Love it. David and Janice
4th December 2012

Thanks for the words of wisdom
You'l be on the road soon and we will be following along with you.
4th December 2012

Ahhhhh Malapascua.....
We spent a few days on Malapascua a few years ago and it is seriously beautiful... Spent a fair amount of time diving too. Sadly we saw diddly squat on the dive to see the thresher sharks but visibility wasn't too great, but that tends to be our luck with these things. The dive the day earlier saw sharks AND a manta ray, the lucky sods... We did the dive with the Mandarin fish though which was pretty spectacular and managed to get some great photos of the fornication too, but then they do stop in between sessions for a quick break! :) Safe travelling guys...
4th December 2012

The visibility was lacking
We were surprised that the vis was not better. We dive a lot in the Caribbean and are used to clear waters. But, we had two nice dives and were lucky to see all we wanted to see. It was great to go diving again. We enjoyed the isolation of Malapascua.
4th December 2012

Great entry and inspring pictures!
Thanks for sharing your experience. I just find it strange that I've lived near the ocean almost all my life and have never learned to dive. You might just have inspired me to learn! Have a great trip ahead!
4th December 2012

You must learn to dive
The underwater world is an experience difficult to describe!
29th May 2014
Malapascua Sunset

strange
i dont know why but looking at this is actually uncomfortable to my eyes as if i was staring directly at the sun. must be psychological but I do like the effect
29th May 2014
Malapascua Sunset

Strange
It makes your eyes dance. Nice effect.

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