May 23, 2014

WHERE TO STAY IN SIQUIJOR: Lorna's End of the World

She’s quite famous among backpackers and Pinoy Travel Bloggers for her fun and enthusiastic welcome to each guess in her humble love nest in Siquijor. With her husband, Ate Lorna will greet you like a long lost friend with her innate fun and bubbly character in the End of the World. 

 

Days before my arrival, I contacted Ate Lorna to seek refuge in her budget place. I pre-arranged everything with her including my Siquijor Day tour. She initially charged me Php1000 for the tour and Php600 for the accommodation. After my “trying hard” hard conversation with her in Bisaya for discount, she charged me Php800 for the day tour and Php500 for accommodation. 


I wanted to get the room upstairs that cost only Php400 but it was fully booked at the time of my visit. She gave me the big room downstairs with kitchen and bathroom that like I said cost Php600. Thank God I did not skip one meal because of ate Lorna’s discount.

After out obligatory meet and greet and talks of life in Siquijor  she ushered me to my nest for the night to rest and prepare while waiting for my tour.


What I love about End of the World is that they are situated in the beach front. White sand will greet you in the morning and sunset will kiss you in the afternoon.  


Lorna’s End of the World is located in San Juan Siquijor. 10 minutes away from Siquijor Town you can charter a tricycle or motorcycle and tell them to drop you in Ate Lorna’s place. They know it. However, hiring a tricycle or motorcycle is quite expensive. In my case I was charged Php100 by the tricycle driver.  


Another option though is to walk to the market place where the tricycle terminal is located. You have to wait till the tricycle is full before it leaves. In my case it took less than 5mins of waiting. It cost me Php18 only.             

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