#2Getting out from my comfort zone: Travelling with Brother During the Pandemic at Olango Island

I make myself a self-help system to help me conquer fear of coming out from my comfort zone. This is the 2nd time after I had an amazing time “Driving for the first time without a driver’s license.”

Wearing the right PPE helped us get through a day at Olango with all joy and gratitude, specially for the BUKO that we ordered, really satisfied our thirst. It was hot and scary, but our goal is to get through this fear and come out from this comfort zone.

We ride a boat for 20 minutes. Soon as we came off, we decided to walk a little and decided to get a tricycle because the rent a bike place is still far ahead. We can’t afford to get fever for saving our money for a tricycle ride. It was only 20 anyway, not too heavy compared to a hundred.

Then we bike towards the sanctuary, and he was a bit disappointed not seeing anything but a dead end. Too hot biking and yet, we hear only crickets and of course birds crooking .. He’s a teenager, I am not surprised, but I am not. Adults like quiet places, it’s WHY I went there in the first place.

My face tired but oh how happy is my soul:

Wearing a sports terno attire is best when biking

We had a buko juice right after cooling down. We headed back to Marine Sanctuary, I didn’t tell him, that place existed. Luckily, people in Olango are such good to visitors, he was convinced.

I was so relieved that he got convinced to get inside marine sanctuary. We had so much fun and took so much nice photos of me. It wouldn’t have been possible if without the locals I didn’t even got to thank him for inviting us in.

We pay P30 pesos to get in and just breath and take pictures. We had to go through the mangrooves and I had this chance to have fun with him. My brother has a curly hair. He got it from our biological mother. Mine is always straight.

How supportive the locals are that they invited us to feed those fishes with those fish food for only P20. We had so much fun. First time to see fishes eating boosters (food for chickens). So sad and feeling happy and funny at the same time, watching them racing towards the food and ended up one 1 or 10 got to eat.

I have a video of them. You can watch HERE click to view. All I can say is that, it’s all worth the the travel. Thanks to the locals, I have succeeded! He’s happy! He confirmed it in this video. I’m so glad.

On our way back to the port, I saw this beauty and took the chance.

Guess what, there’s also a campsite in the island, they call it Camp Pag-Utlan.

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