Thoughts of a Flowertot…The Philippines (with Compact Camera Snaps)

(Part of a series of articles by Fi trawling the archives for photos taken on the tiny compact camera way back when).

Our time in the Philippines was cut short due to Tiger airways – a point that I am still BITTER about! With limited time and after a quick stop in Manila we decided to go to Bohol, known best for the chocolate hills, tarsiers and benefitting from a spattering of dive sites.  We covered off the key sites in a day, passing through gloriously lush green landscapes with vibrantly coloured houses. From our brief experiences we could see that the Philippines is beautiful. Unfortunately we were based in a tourist-driven beach area, catering, it seemed, to single middle aged European men. The beach was pretty naff, the sea shallow and the choice of food mostly terrible. It rained a lot too! Luckily we had chosen a lovely place to stay so managed to ride the rain out in comfort, away from the killer mossies. The weather also failed to affect our diving experiences which were pretty cool. See Paul’s earlier blog post here for more info on our time in the Philippines.

Here’s a small compact camera gallery from our time in Bohol: