Two2travel: Malapascua

Malapascua: A long way away

We got front seats in a non-airconditioned bus, and we had five-and-a-half hours more to go on the road. It was sweltering hot outside, and a throbbing pain in the head was threatening to ruin what remained of the afternoon and of our high spirits.

Before this, we had flown in from 300 kilometers away to Cebu, and prior to that, had frozen in another bus for another 400 kilometers. The day was waning fast, and, after more than a thousand kilometers, we still had an ocean to cross. Probably the most unnerving of all was that, tired as we already are, we had nowhere to sleep just yet. My head began to throb violently at that nagging thought as we stretched farther and farther along a seaside road, whisked past fields and mountains, and zipped steadily down to the northern sea.

The only thought that clung to me then? Malapascua, you had better be worth it.

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu

TWO2TRAVEL: Malapascua, Cebu




Two2Travel

Owen Ballesteros & Nikka Corsino are trigger-happy travelers from the Philippines. They both swear by the sharpness of Nikon and almost always carry a packet of instant coffee when traveling. Photography is their bread and butter, their passion, and sometimes the only thing that prevents them from killing each other. If you have offers of work, collaborations, or an endless supply of instant coffee, please drop them a message here.

  • http://www.islandvacations.me Edelito C. Sangco

    I’m back from my travel blogging hiatus and your blog is among the first that I opened in 2014. I’ve been to Malapascua Island way back 2011 and am wondering what happened to that island paradise after Typhoon Yolanda.

    • http://www.two2travel.com/ Two2Travel

      Thanks for reading! Last we heard is that Malapascua didn’t get any fatalities, which is a good thing. We hope they all jump back up again after the typhoon. :)

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