Fellow workers here have been INCREDIBLY welcoming and hospitable to us. We've been with a different family every day since we've arrived for meals, trips around town, and great fellowship. Today our host family took us to the beach - Paradise Beach. We had a fabulous time!
We traveled on a boat like this one 15 minutes from Davao.
Amy and Michael ride behind our host family
The water was beautifully clear - great for snorkeling. Here's Elise with a couple of friendly children!
We enjoyed some barbecued chicken and rice for lunch. It was served on banana leaves!
Michael made friends with a tree lizard.
Our host family rented a little boat and let Michael join the ride.
Here's the food and banana leaves up close. It was yummy!
The boat ride cost 15 pesos per person - the equivalent of 30 cents.
It was a wonderful break from the busyness of the city, and all our settling in. Thank you guys for a very special day!