It turned out that there was no available accommodations close to the volunteer work site. I had a guide drive me around the area to check different locations. If I had not been moving and had just clothes with me, I would have slept in a tent with the rest of the crew. After searching for most of the day and visiting the site, it didn’t look good. There wasn’t enough room at the new campsite for me and all of my bags and the only nearby place for me to stay wasn’t available.
The site coordinator understood and said he will keep me posted of future jobs. I was really bummed. I felt like I was missing out on something I really wanted to do. I also knew that there wasn’t much more I could do and decided to move forward with my journey.
I left on the 630pm ferry from Tagbilaran on Sunday to Cebu City where I had found a nice hotel for $19/nt that included breakfast.
After I checked in, I decided to research this city a little on the free wifi in my room. I was happy to find a few sites to see. Magellan’s Cross and the Santo Nino church were located right downtown near the piers. Fort San Pedro was also located nearby. I decided to just relax in the room the first night, do some laundry and get some rest.