Discover Cebu - Medellin
Four hours in a bus. I have been awake for almost 48 hours. And I am not complaining. I know I look freakish with hairs on end and dark circles getting darker by the hour. But who cares? I’m just so excited to start our “discover cebu-travel edition” sunday. hehe.
We’ve decided to go to Medellin. We’ve only seen the pictures. There are not a lot of articles on the interweb that you can find about this place. And we knew, yup, this should be right. We’re actually alright without itineraries. That’s how spontaneous we are, and that’s how we want to see it.
Start off point was in North bus terminal. We rode the 7am bus and travel time was 4 hours. It’s probably because of the ongoing road construction. We got directions from the “konduktor” and reached Kawit. Then hired a three wheeled vehicle (trisikad) to reach the port. The ride was just 5 minutes or less. It’s a good thing we asked about the fare beforehand coz I think the guys who own the bancas will definitely try to ask for a higher price if they have a chance. And so we met Mang Rudy. I like him. Not because he asked for less but because he looks like my grandfather. Honest and hard working.
Sitting on the boat riding the waves, with the sun’s rays caressing my skin and the wind blowing my hair in all directions I feel so overwhelmed with emotions. Well, I tend to be overly dramatic when I see beautiful places. And this ride is definitely breath taking. As the motor pushes the boat forward, the scenery gets better and better. If you look down the water is crystal clear. If you look to the right, you have these rock formations, kinda reminiscent to el nido (though el nido is a different world of its own). I’m not exaggerating. When you look up you have this vast clear blue sky and its just a constant reminder that it’s summer.
And we’ve reached Funtastic Resort. Yeah, the name does sound like the place has plastic slides, sprouting mushroom like cottages and lots of people overcrowding the beach. But no, this place just reminds me again that Cebu has a lot of hidden jewels. An island where locals have to take a 30 minute boat ride to the city to get their supply of drinking water. The do have cottages whose prices range from 50 pesos to 250 pesos. But we opt to just frolic in the sand. We walked for less than 5 minutes to reach the other end of the island. I know its fun to rent cottages and huddle with your friends but we thought it would be more fun if we have a nook all for ourselves. This place is beautiful. I shared about how I don’t want people to learn about this place to keep its mystery. Yes, it’s selfish but I have my reasons. Coz for sure, once the island gets known then what I saw that day will be forever just a memory. But then again, you have Mang Rudy who will benefit from this growth. Well, well, well…
After lunch, we’ve decided to walk to the village. The village was really small. We thought to walk to the other side of the island and found ourselves a place where we can see the whole place. I know I’ve been spewing a lot of words about how grandiose, how beautiful this place is. But know that I don’t give out such compliments not unless I mean them. I think the reason why we had so much fun and why we enjoyed the place so much is because we did not limit ourselves with just staying in a cottage. We paid 10 pesos each for a priceless experience. Can’t wait for what will come next.