I was also busy packing to head to the Philippines - Laura and I have been here now for three weeks. We are staying on Mindoro Island in the little village of Aninuan. It is surrounded by mountains which are full of gorgeous treks, villages and waterfalls.
The village has one lovely Italian restaurant and a couple of stalls on the side of the road. Oh and it has a lovely beach!
The main area is Puerta Galera and Sabang is the spot for the diving and the lively nightlife! However, we are both so busy that the nightlife can wait! Laura is doing some work with Zoox - a marine conservation company that works with the diving industry, implementing the Green Fins project in the dive centres of Puerta Galera. I have been documenting and taking a lot of pictures - above and below the water. It is so lovely to be back in the water.
|view through Sabang wreck|
|Turtle having a rest with some hangers on!|
I am diving with iDive, based in White Beach - Carlo and Andrea have been my 'Wow' dive guides - check out their website and Facebook page - can you spot the pygmy?!
The island has just played host to Malisimbo - a 5 day music and arts festival held up in mountains. Musicians included reggae, dance and folk acts including Mad Professor from Bristol and the lovely Jose Gonzalez. At night, it came alive - smells from the food stalls, the noise and the lights that hung from every tree illuminating the gorgeous surroundings and the art from the tribes and local villages.
More pictures soon and a bit more information on the way of life we have over here including the daily chores like washing and showering and the friends we have met. Until then, happy Saturday and have a bombastic weekend!!