Where did I spend New Years?
New Year’s Eve Day started with an epic boat ride to see the whale sharks. Mixed emotions day . . . graceful, beautiful creatures but what a zoo. . .thankfully proceeds go to conserving the species since earlier moneymaking efforts were killing the whale sharks for revenue.
Afterward I had the treat of celebrating with the family at Travill Huts and joined in with their traditional New Year’s Eve blessings and celebrations. My contribution was a homemade pinata filled with coins and candy. The kids had a blast and only one fainted after the blindfolded 13 spins. Lesson learned!!
New Year’s Day, on 2 hours of sleep, we ventured off to see the Chocolate Hills, the Tarsiers (world’s 2nd smallest primate, famed on this island for being 6 inches tall, ability to turn their head 180 degrees and leap tree-to-tree in 8 meter bounds), and the hanging bridges of Seville (We wanted to see a man open coconuts with his teeth but he didn’t show up to work . . . hangover?!)
Where did I spend New Year’s Eve?
Danao Beach, Panglao (and Bohol) Islands – Philippines