On the Road: From Cebu to Siquijor
Yes, you've guessed it. The next destination is the mystical island of Siquijor. As usual, after an event in Cebu, we found ourselves packing up and on the road for a new island wonder. We were supposed to go to Camotes, but after some deliberation, we set that aside and decided to go further South.
Getting to Siquijor from Cebu City is relatively easy, but long. From Cebu City, you can take a bus all the way to Dumaguete from the South Bus Terminal. That trip will entail a 30 minute ferry crossing to the island of Negros, and into Dumaguete. Since we were 13 people all in all, we hired a van to take us all the way to Liloan in Santander, South Cebu and took a ferry to cross to Dumaguete.
I actually think it's better to take the bus straight to Dumaguete, but I think it's the same way. The ferry crossing to Dumaguete was rather rough and dizzying, even though it only took us 30 minutes.
From Dumaguete, we took a ferry to Siquijor in the Dumaguete port. The sea was very rough then, even on a hot Summer night, and I was afraid of taking the ferry. The waves hit the seawall like a maddening train, and it took the ferry up and down. The ferry even crashed once into the sea wall. It was that serious.
Nevertheless, we still got on, praying deep down inside that the ferry wouldn't capsize. Some of the people we spoke with told us that this was normal, especially at night, so they know that it would be eventually safe once the ferry goes further away from the coastline. And fortunately, it did. The ride took 1 and a half hours, and we safely arrived in dark Siquijor at 10PM.