Part of my daily thoughts is where the Philippines might end up should all the ice caps start melting. Want to find out? Honestly, I do try to think of other things but it’s recurrent. Luzon will have an inland sea where the capital used to be, Mindanao will have the same situation, and more than 50% of the Visayas will be underwater. I’m not sure if this is supposed to make me feel any better given the way 2020 is running for the Philippines and the world.
So. Where to go –if we don’t end up underwater? March 2020, we still managed to head over to Anda, Bohol for a quick ocular, before the whole world went into lockdown. Anda, to me, feels like that small RPG town that our main character ends up in when the game is still starting. The main character has no memory, the town is small and quiet, everyone is nice and accommodating.
Having a strong affinity for the ocean, this is likely where I’d go… and I don’t have to live in constant fear of running into relatives. My love-hate relationship with Bantayan Island is like this, I love the island and it brings me closer to my relatives. Though, at times, I do enjoy privacy. Anyway, back to Anda, in our world which isn’t yet underwater. Anda, has the bluest beach, good food, resorts and decent restaurants. Coco Loco is probably my favorite so far. Though, in my defense, we had barely a day to explore this slice of heaven.
This venue works best for a Spartan Race since there’s pride of place, beautiful scenery, a welcoming LGU, lots of local support which we really need. From the beach, we could take a 30 minute hike and end up in the mountains, you can still hear the monkeys. When you reach the highest peak, you’re treated to a live-painting: blues and greens, soaked in sun. So yeah, a container van home here, would be best. Something off-grid.
Anyway, if you’re curious, best you do a wiki search on Anda, Bohol. I can’t wait to get back there.