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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Rebecca - from Uk: Cavite: by Jo

Rebecca is from London in the U.K. and loves to travel alone.  One day I received an email from her inquring about scuba diving and my reply to her was that there is no diving shop here in our island, but as we are part of the marine sanctuary she can have snorkelling and free diving.  After a few days I got reply from her and she booked last March 24 for an overnight stay.

As soon as she stepped into our resort she just relaxed for few minutes and then went swimming with Dieter and did some snorkelling.  She enjoyed snorkelling for few hours and and when noontime came, she had lunch in the swing by the sea.  As Rebecca is a vegetarian, I cooked special food for her.  She had ginisang monggo (made with sauteed mung beans) and brocolli  with oyster sauce and mangoes.  Then, she took a rest for a while. After an hour Dieter took Rebecca for the short walk to the sandy beach at Mahabang Buhangin for swimming and snorkelling.  They came back at 3 pm and she took a rest in one cottage near the sea, and the gentle sounds of the waves put her to sleep.

When she woke up I offered here a veggie sandwich and hot Japanese tea. While she was enjoying her afternoon in the swing she read her pocketbook which she brought with her, and waited to catch the sunset.

The sunsets here at Isla Verde can be beautiful and they are a great way to end a day.  After the view of the sunset she took a bath and then rested in her kubo.  At 6:30 she had her dinner of potatao salad with beets, chocolate puto, rice delicacies and pineapple, sitting by the bonfire.

After dinner Rebecca, Dieter and Pipoy stayed by the bonfire for a while and had a drink.  She planned to stay only for one night but because she was enjoying our resort and our company she decided to stay for another day.

She went to bed at 9 pm as she would be getting up early for trekking to Mt. Dagit dagit. I gave her a light breakfast when she woke up.  Bread with cheese, sunny side up egg and brewed coffee so she would have energy for trekking for 4 hours, and I packed a sandwich for her too .

After 4 hours of trekking they came back.  She had fun with Pipoy as her tour guide.  She speaks little Tagalog, as Pipoy was suprised to discover.

I gave her lunch of coleslaw, mangoes and puto pau, another rice delicacy with melon juice as she was tired from trekking.  After her lunch she took a rest.  She enjoyed resting in our folding bed facing the the sea as she feels the sea breeze, while reading her pocketbook.  When the sun shone hot, she moved to her kubo and fell asleep.

She got up late in the afternoon, took a bath, and walked towards the sea and started to read her book.

When it was getting dark I gave her dinner for her last day. Stir fried French beans with oyster sauce, and radish salad.  I was pleased when Rebecca told me I'm a good vegetarian cook as she said all the meals I served to her were tasty and delicious.

She went to bed early as she would leave for an early trip to Tabangao.

Rebecca said she will be back again as she had fun with us and loves our place.

See you next time Rebecca!

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