We knew we wanted to spend Christmas with our extended family in Siquijor (the island that my grandfather is from). The first time we visited Siquijor we flew to Bohol and took a 3 hour ferry to reach the island of Siquijor. This time we decided to fly to Dumaguete so our ferry ride would only be around an hour! An added bonus is that we have a cousin that is living with her daughter in Dumaguete. So we made arrangements to stay a couple of nights at the Pura Vida resort and meet up with our cousins before taking the ferry to Siquijor.
Bamboo huts that were our rooms at Pura Vida
Sleeping under mosquito nets. Reminded me of mission in El Salvador!
If there is a beach, our kids want to be buried
Farley Totem Pole
Chicken fighting in the pool
Candle light dinner on the beach
Walking from our resort to the road to catch a “bus” to take into the city
First time for all of us to ride a Jeepney
Mason found a “Bat Mobile” at a “county fair” type place
Kalani (age 8) with her new found cousin Kennybie (age 13) on a “Ferris Wheel” at the fair
All of the family that happened to be at the mall in Dumaguete
We were all born within 4 months of each other…all cousins
Aftermath of Typhoon Pablo that came through about a month before…this boat isn’t going anywhere
More photos of Dumaguete here.