Tumalog Falls | The Philippines

Tumalog Falls | The Philippines

– Oslob, Cebu, The Philippines –

Let me introduce you to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Tumalog Falls.

From the parking lot the guys give you a ride on their own motorbikes down to the waterfall. My mom and my brother did go with one guy, my dad with another and me with this young guy who actually didn’t seem much older then myself. The downhills to the waterfall was so scary. I literally thought I was gonna die. But I didn’t and I’m glad for that. When we first came down to the waterfall there’s was a little “house” were some people was barbecuing and eating shrimps!

The waterfall is so high and so beautiful and there were actually flowers growing on the rocks behind the waterfall! We also saw butterflies! My brother and I both bathed but the water was super cold. But I’m glad I did because it was so cool swimming in behind the waterfall and listen to when it flows down.

Here’s some pictures and I promise none of these are edited, the water is naturally that blue, stunning right?

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time!

Snorkeling with the biggest sharks in the world

Snorkeling with the biggest sharks in the world

– Oslob, The Philippines –

Just before leaving The Philippines me and my family took a boat back to Cebu (as I told in my Siquijor post).

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We came to this little city called Oslob that is famous for the whalesharks they have. Everytime me and my family travels I always set a goal before leaving my home country. My goal for this holiday was to swim with this huge creatures.

 

So early in the morning we took our motorcycles we had rented and drove down to this famous place. If you go later in the day it will be crowded so we had planned to go as early as possible! Before heading out with the boats they give you information about the whalesharks and if you in some way touch them you have to pay a bill. (I don’t know how much, but just don’t do it cause it’s probably pretty expensive and our bacteria is bad for the whales!).

 

 

Whalesharks are the largest living sharks on earth and also the largest known of all fish species. The largest confirmed whaleshark was up to 12.65 m!!! (That is insane!!!) We saw around 12 sharks and those were probably around 9 or 10m.

It’s so hard to in a way try to explain for you how it is to be in the same water as these! They feel so unreal! And are so beautiful! <33

To make the whalesharks come back to the same place, they feed them. Which may be a bad thing because that means the whalesharks stop hunting and it destroys their natural way of living! And that’s not something I would be happy to participate in but this may have been a “ones in a life time” experience (unless I go back to Oslob some other time).

But the good thing is that those who feed the whales and get payed for it learn to take care of the ocean because otherwise they won’t have a job anymore. And all people who pay for swimming with these incredible animals (as me) get a better picture of the ocean and how precious and kind these creatures actually are, which hopefully will make people more willing to work for a better future for the ocean and maybe make them understand that we’re actually hurting these animals on purpose and that’s not okay!

This was truly the coolest thing I’ve ever done! And I’m so happy for this experience! Afterwards we ate some breakfast at a restaurant with this view <33 The first day of 2018 couldn’t have started better!!

XO Tuva

Bananas and sun | The Philippines

Bananas and sun | The Philippines

– Argao, Cebu, The Philippines –

Over two days we were staying at this cute little hotel up in the mountains before heading back to Cebu City for our flight back to Hong Kong.

The owners are from Germany and were so nice. Not to talk about their bulldog Rambo, the kindest dog I’ve ever met!! With a beautiful view, great food (all made by them selves), a big swimming pool and time for tanning we didn’t want to leave this paradise place.

Ahh, these pictures just make me want to go back so badly!!

At the hotel we also met the housekeepers little daughter Julie Jane. She was with her mom at work, watching me and my brother play in the pool. And when she saw that we looked at her direction she smiled and waved.

We gave her a color book and some pens so she could have something to do while waiting for her mom to finish cleaning all the rooms. She got so happy she refused to let it go and walked around with her color book the whole day. Cutest thing ever.

Also this place had a OUTDOOR shower!! I absolutely love outdoor showers because.. just look at it!

I miss this place so much and would love to come back sometime in the future!

While being in Argao we also walked down to the markets so here’s some pictures from the village and from the fruit market :

So much bananas <33

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time!

My week at Siquijor | The Philippines

My week at Siquijor | The Philippines

– The Philippines –

Right now I’m in Larena, Siquijor. On the pier, waiting for the ferry that is going to Dumagete. From there we will take another ferry further to Cebu island.

We have spent almost a week here at Siquijor and I love this island. When this post is coming up I think I’ll already be on my way back to Hongkong. I’ve had so bad internet all this time so that’s why my posts about my visit in the Philippines will be a little throwback to some weeks back. Hope that’s ok?

I loved this island, it had everything I could ever ask for. Wonderful beaches, a beautiful underwater world, lots of waterfalls, nice people and great food.

Lagaan and The Zodiac falls

Such a fun place!!! Lagaan Falls is kind of a short waterfall but is one of the few where you can do lots of stuff around it. The boys who work as “guides” at the waterfall will show you all the fun stuff you can do. As trying the swing and jump down in the water, slide down from the waterfall and go inside the waterfall. It’s so much fun! Would love to go back there even tho every guy tried to flirt with me cause they thought that I was older.

I’m kinda tall, around 170 cm. And as you may know almost every Filipino is short. And because of that they think that I’m much older than I actually am. We were at another waterfall called the Zodiac Falls (beautiful but not a place for bathing) and our guide asked me how old I am and I told him that I’m fourteen.

Then later, when we had seen all of the zodiac falls and came back to the little “parking lot” he asked his friends how old they thought I was. I understood what they said because in some places the Filipinos speak Spanish and I’m currently studying Spanish in school. These boys guessed 20 years old, 17, 19 and someone actually guessed 34!!!! What the heck! That’s literally rude. And when our guide told his friends that I’m catorce (14) everyone was like “waaaaaaa??” HAHAHAHAH.

THESE SUNSETS <33333

We hired kayaks at the resort and paddled out to see the sunset. The whole sky turned into millions of different shades of pink! And from the kayak you could see the most beautiful big coral reef in the most crystal clear water I’ve ever seen! Lucky me, I made it back in time to take this pictures before the sunset was gone.

Fish Spa

This thing was so cool! Under this 300 year old tree there is a fish spa!! And it wasn’t small fishes hah! Some of them were huge and if you’ve ever been at a regular fish spa you know how much it tickles when really small fishes “eats” on your feet. Then you can you imagine how weird it feels when a huge fish is “eating” on you! I loved the whole thing!!

Guys! If you’re planning to go to Siquijor, please do not doubt 🙂

Thank you so much for reading! Until next time!