Day 3 – “Tamilok” challenge
You might be wondering what a tamilok is. I didn’t know what it was before either. The first time I’ve heard of it was in this show on cable called Bizaare Foods hosted by Andrew Zimmern. It’s a slimy, worm-like creature found inside mangrove trees. It’s something that would gross a lot of people out.
Anyhow, I was up to the challenge. I think the prospect of being able to tick items off my bucket list kind of made me excited.
So, here goes nothing…
I’ve made it. It’s not that bad, actually. Some say it tastes like oyster. Well, at least it was bearable as a kinilaw (ceviche), pickled in vinegar. I’m not sure how it really tastes like in its natural state, though.
The tamilok challenge was basically the only highlight of the third day. There was really nothing much to do after this but to relax and prepare for the trip back home.
In the three days we were here, our host, Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, has been gracious and generous at best. It wasn’t perfect, though. There were a few bumps here and there in the service. I just hope they could address the issue of lack of air conditioning in their coach/es. Simple gestures like providing curtains for the windows, and/or fans would go a long way. It felt so hot inside especially in the midday sun, it’s like being in a sauna. Also, the seeming lack of coordination with the assigning of rooms. We had to wait for like over an hour before we could be checked-in. I’m sure they could come up with something to fix these issues.
To its credit, the place is nothing but amazing. And to show my appreciation, I have pictures of the resort grounds and the buffet we devoured for your enjoyment. Scroll away! 🙂
Truly, a summer to remember 🙂
It was a long journey. Thanks to AirAsia, going to Sabang was made easier. It was my first time flying the airline and I had some good impressions.