“Matt, I can’t hear you. Shout louder!” Our island hopping trip in the Philippines on the most gorgeous day suddenly turned pear shaped. We had booked our island hopping trip through KKDAY and as often is the case it was not what was portrayed in the brochure or in this case the website. Yes, there was the fine print which stated that the boat might have some noise but this was a lot worse than that. I have traveled on yachts, ships, tankers, ferry’s etc but I have not been exposed to this level of noise on a boat ever. We could not hear each other and had to go sit at the front of the boat to try ease the level of noise. Ear plugs were recommended but this required ear muffs. Out of the 30 or more boats that we came across their was only one other like ours. Of course this was all denied by KKDAY and even after showing video evidence they denied it and moved on. Lesson learnt.
Enough moaning as some people may enjoy the gentle whisper of a jackhammer for an entire day. The rest of the trip was great and exploring the city was quite an experience as we witnessed first hand how poverty and wealth piled up on top each other. We were in Cebu to cover the Routes Asia event and took every spare moment to explore the surroundings. Below are some pics from our experiences. Enjoy and feel free to comment.
Take a look here at what we got up to in Quebec City, Canada.