Moalboal,Booze Cruise and Sinulog 2011

I arrived in the land of Otap,Danggit and Lechon days prior to the grandest festival in the archipelago...SINULOG!

Whisked myself from the airport to Emall and met up with CSers Aime and Joanna for a two hours bus trip up south to the diving town of Moalboal. Its shoreline differ its topography depending on which part of town you are at. Bas Diot has its craggy cliffs, Bas Daku has its stretch of white sand while the Panagsama area is dotted with Dive shops,restaurants and resorts.

Though not a virgin to this town, Its laid back atmosphere, turtles, sardine run, awesome friends(Tom and Shayne) keeps you from coming back.

Why can't this trip be not a blast with Gringo and Allan Roy?. The cast made up an ingredient for a party...bring in the rum and the beer!. We were joined by some free diving students of Wolfgang and who happened to be Couchsurfers too.

Left Moalboal Friday afternoon and headed to the city for the Sinulog dinner organized by the Cebu group. Diverse Couchsurfers showed up at Vienna Koffehaus but majority were the Manila bunch. It was a prequel for the big event.

The CS Cebu group made the Booze Cruise popular, This year,  it attracted 51 people both from domestic and international couchsurfers. All were packed in one boat in name Bacchus. A rum drinking contest ensued and moi bested everyone, romping the title away in intoxicated fashion. The party continued at Nate and Beena's house highlighted by the most sober Irish who brought down the house by his performances in the karaoke while the intoxicated audiences felt like sober.
Sinulog day was cloudy and walked our way from Banawa to Mango to meet up with other CSers reveling in the festival. The heavy downpour marred the mardi gras but it did not dampened the spirits of the participants and the devotees alike. For us, it was a sign to start pouring in the Redhorse. As darkness crept the whole area transformed into a huge party place.