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Dumaguete, Philippines

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

Bamboo huts that were our rooms at Pura Vida

Sleeping under mosquito nets.  Reminded me of mission in El Salvador!

Sleeping under mosquito nets. Reminded me of mission in El Salvador!

If there is a beach, our kids want to be buried

If there is a beach, our kids want to be buried

 

Farley Totem Pole

Farley Totem Pole

Chicken fighting in the pool

Chicken fighting in the pool

Candle light dinner on the beach

Candle light dinner on the beach

Walking from our resort to the road to catch a "bus" to take into the city

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...it got pretty crowded

First time for all of us to ride a Jeepney

Mason found a "Bat Mobile" at a "county fair" type place

Mason found a “Bat Mobile” at a “county fair” type place

Kalani with her new found cousin Kennybie on a "Ferris Wheel" at the fair

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

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

We were all born within 4 months of each other…all cousins

Aftermath of Typhoon Pablo that came through about a month before...this ferry isn't going anywhere

Aftermath of Typhoon Pablo that came through about a month before…this boat isn’t going anywhere

More photos of Dumaguete here.

  1. March 18th, 2013 at 22:07 | #1

    Wow you got a great family! :-)

    Dumaguete is really a great city to visit.

    Hope you can come and visit Dumaguete again.

    Cheers, che

    please visit our website http://www.dumaguetecity.gov.ph

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