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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Digyo Island, Inopacan, Leyte: My first travel with co-bloggers

It was on early May last year when I came across a tour invitation going to Digyo Island. Initially my first thought was "Digyo Island? never heard..." But I was so into traveling that the invites took me searching for the place. I said, joining one of the tours of some co-bloggers that I haven't met would be exciting. Having a first is always exciting anyways.

So, I booked a flight and sent my interest of joining to the event organizer, Owen: the DIY Master. He was very informative on what to expect in the trip; so, i prepared for almost 4 months for the trip.

Awaiting this journey gave me the opportunity of finding more participants. I even advertised it in my blog; hoping for more joiner to emerge.

In a long run; I managed to convince some few friends to join. :)

September 7 came and we started flying to Tacloban where our accommodation was reserved. We stayed in Welcome Home Pensione.We also managed to see Sto. NiƱo Shrine during our stay in Tacloban. It was just a tricycle away.

Two of my friends arrived  4 hour earlier than me. And I too was expecting to see one of my co-bloggers, Weng (see her post on this trip) whom I never met but was actually in-touch with me through chat. Late in the afternoon I saw her bubbly face and we chatted like we've known each other that long. She's very nice and friendly :) We talked on how to go about the trip and where to start. We decided to go altogether in one van (DUPTOURS) going to Inopacan on it's first trip at 5AM.

A 4-hour ride going to Inopacan ate most of our trip travel. Fortunately, few more joiners were in the van too! So we chat as we traversed a winding road. We reached the Maasin Port and bought few drinks and food for the tour. Owen and his wife were already there and waiting for us to board the boat. It took few more minutes to reach Digyo Island.

What to Expect in Digyo Island: There were few huts in the island where the  tripper can rent to house their things. It is equipped with long table for a picnic style lunch. There was a small comfort room; but no fresh water.

The sand is creamy white to off-white in colour; a fine texture less the limestones of shells and some small rocks. It was an awesome sight!

Intensed heat from the sun didn't stop me and my friends to swim and enjoy a crystal bluish-green water of Digyo Island. We played and laughed. Nature really has its way of perking one's soul! It perked us. The long drive was all worth it.

Going back to Tacloban was another story. Let's just say; we had a rough time going back; still, this Digyo Island Trip will and always will be one of my favorites :)

I hope to join Owen, Ime, Anj, Weng, Yeye, Mhon and Anjo again in my future trips..

As for Dennis, who after this trip became my partner.. you will see more of him :)

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