Early one morning, after a stay in the hills of the island of Negros in The Philippines, Anya and I took an auto rickshaw down to a city on the coast called Dumaguete.
From there we wanted to take a ferry to the small island of Siquijor.
It was two days before Christmas in 2017 and we were planning to spend the ‘festive season’ in what we thought was an out of the way place.
It was raining when we got in the rickshaw and the driver had trouble manoeuvring his vehicle over the muddy track to and from our small hotel. Once on the main road however, matters didn’t improve as the rain got heavier and we had to ford areas of the road which were flooded.
When we finally got out of the auto-rickshaw after navigating the sprawling Dumaguete and arriving near the ferry terminal, we were completely drenched.
This however proved to be the least of our problems in what was going to be a long day……….