Arrived to Bantayan late yesterday and picked the first accommodation offers on the pier upon leaving the ferry. Curiously I have never experienced anyone quite as persistent as this guy during my stay on the Philippines - they are actually very modest and normally very quickly accepts a "no". Not this guy - and well, we needed a place to stay. Obviously it wasn't paradise hotel, though set directly on the beach. Staying at Islanders Paradise clearly makes one a little picky.
As we woke up we ventured up the beach to find a replacement for the remaining days here. After a couple of misses, we found the Sunday Flower Hotel - and who can resist a name like that. Second floor room with ocean-side balcony for 1100 pesos (~20 EUR) a night.
The plan is to stay here until Saturday and then head back to Cebu City.
I have changed my travel plans a bit, and I'll go from Cebu to Ho Chi Minh on Sunday instead of Tuesday next week. Looking at this beach it kinda sucks, but it seems overly likely that I'll have to work with the Vietnam team most of next week and it makes sense to move closer to them just in case. It is also going to give me a bit more time to explore the Vietnamese way, which is the final leg of this journey.
For now, I am plugged in on Bantayan, Filipino style.