We stayed at Green Gate B&B on Mactan Island, it was in the middle of the island so super just a short cab ride to most things. The owners Grant and Violet couldn't be nicer, but the house was a bit run down. Hubby and I kept talking about how fabulous it must have been once upon a time and what we could do to fix it up - it truly could be a magnificent house. I can't believe I didn't take pictures of it...seriously I'm kicking myself! The B&B is behind a huge gate and you feel totally safe behind those gates!
This is the roof top view and the waterfall (without water going into the pool.) Since we were the only guest we had the place and the pool to ourselves which was an AWESOME thing to wake up to.
Goats and shacks.
I would soon come to discover this is Mactan Island EVERYWHERE except behind closed gates.
Tricycle are the most common mode of transportation for tourist & locals. The price depends on the distance, 2 pesos for short trips, 12 pesos for longer trips. That is any from 4 cents to 25 cents a ride! STOP IT, I know!
No, I didn't ask about the durians. I have yet to try them. I really don't think I ever will but maybe who knows....
(insert sarcasm here if you didn't catch that...)
This is a typical store on Mactan Island.
Chickens were tethered to things by a clamp around their leg.
Most goats roamed free.
While we were driving I looked over and saw a half naked woman in a field - I had to do a double take. She was squatting. As I continued to gawk she picked a leaf from a bush and wiped her ass. TRUE STORY. She was taking a dump in front of God and everyone passing by.
Needless to say my first impression of Mactan Island, Philippines has not been a good one.....