And thus, there we were. Sitting at Coron airport, trying to get to Manila, staring out the windows at an empty runway; the victim of what is obviously a frequently occurring set of circumstances. The stub of my boarding pass stated, in small finely-printed letters, a date and time some two hours in the past.
Transport in the Philippines can be a little intimidating. Like many countries, not only are there safety concerns and language barriers, real or fake, there is always the risk of some light corruption through to outright, blatant thievery. It is an interesting game and the best way to approach it is with a smile and some understanding. It is all part of the excitement of travel.
This is a travel diary of our Tao Experience. In it, I try to describe some of the things we did and saw while travelling over five days and four nights with the crew from Tao.
Let me start by briefly saying, the Tao Experience was one of the most amazing trips I have been on. The sheer number of interestingly unexpected things that happened during our time together had a few of us considering if there was something going on…something Truman Show-esque. Every day something cool happened that surprised both the passengers and the crew.
Change is a part of life. Sometimes change is for the better, like someone giving you a million dollars or having a new barista start at your local coffee shop who seems to know precisely the best way to spin the knobs and push the buttons to make coffee better than the last guy.