Just got back from the tiny isle of Siquijor (pronounced: See-key-hore). It was init kaayo (very hot!). Siquijor lies directly East from Dumaguete City (where I”m staying in Negros Oriental). It’s a beautiful island full of mystery and superstition. If someone taps your shoulder, you must immediately tap them back to be sure they aren’t casting a spell on you. Likewise, when you touch them, they will touch you back. There are still brujas (witches) living on the island who provide cures for assorted ailments. You think my stories come strictly from my head? I do have my inspirations.
It took a fast ferry about 45mins to get us there. When we arrived, this is our first view:
This is our driver who drive us around the island. You can do this in a few hours. This very tiny van is very common in the Visayas. It’s tiny, but does everything from private vehicle to serve as a bus between cities. Mass transit vehicles are commonly named like this one, “John John.”
Galansiang: a very common bird in urban areas across the Visayas. Though the red eye is pretty scary, their songs are quite sweet, and they’re always singing.
Cambugahay Falls, with three different levels of falls. A place of great natural beauty.
More coming in part 2!