Photos: 24 hours in Donsol

Small, quiet, uncomplicated–well, at least on the surface. That’s how Donsol in Sorsogon province seemed. Coconut trees rose above the concrete, and small fenced resorts lined up the coast, which, to anyone who didn’t know better, could easily look unremarkable.

TWO2TRAVEL | Donsol, Sorsogon

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Donsol, Sorsogon: No whalesharks — almost

“Ma’am, sir,” our Butanding Interaction Officer, Manong Henry, addressed us slowly, choosing his words carefully,”Gaya ho ng sabi namin kanina, wala pong kasiguruhan na makakakita tayo ng butanding ngayon. [Just as we had told you earlier, we cannot guarantee seeing whalesharks today]”

It was nearly lunch time. The sun was boring down on us, a group of nine on a boat bobbing off the coast of Donsol in Sorsogon. The ocean breeze was making me sleepy, and, even as our last meal was nearly four hours ago, I wasn’t feeling hungry at all. Or maybe I was, but the hunger wasn’t nearly as bad as how my heart had felt that moment, hearing the words come out of our guide’s mouth.

Whalesharks of Donsol, Philippines by Two2Travel.com

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VIDEO: Beautiful Bicol

We’ve just come from a six-day road trip to Bicol, arriving in Legazpi City before we headed further south to the tip of Luzon in Matnog, Sorsogon. We traveled with three of our friends, so that made us a (loud) party of five for an entire week. Dealing with a week’s worth of photos and thoughts isn’t easy, so we’re dishing in this video as a teaser first! ENJOY! ;)


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