Today was spent in true philippine style! Japs was going to a “festival” in a small place called Sebaste and I thought it could be interesting to see what the whole thing was all about.
We left early in the morning. Tricycle to the the hardbour in Boracay. Boat to Caticlan and Jeep and bus to Sebaste. At a glance, the public transport in the Philippines seems to be quite unorganized. No time tabels are seen, at least not any visible. There are no bus stops. And no one seems to follow any traffic rules. But somehow you always get transported where you want and it´s amazing how smooth everything goes, it´s like someone already has planned your travel.
Another major difference when it comes public transportation is the absence of security. It´s for example totally ok to climb up on the roof of a jeep and sit there while it’s running through the countryside. Just make sure that you have something to hold on to when there is a sharp turn, a fast acceleration or a sudden stop =)
Anyway, we arrived safely to Sebaste where Japs apperantly have tons of cousins, nephews, brothers etc… One of his relatives is running a business there which I think is doing pretty good. He had arranged a great buffet with philippine dishes. Didn’t dare to try the gastric stew or anything from the bowl that was filled with pig snouts and other strange things. But the other dishes I tried was very tasty! Especially the whole grilled pig, I think it was the most delicious pig I ever tasted!
The festival itself was more or less just rows of stalls where the vendors where selling their stuff, but still nice to walk around and just enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
Also had time to walk up in the mountains to watch the beautiful scenery before we headed back to Boracay. Arrived back in Boracay in time for a nice afternoon kite session =)