We were going at the wrong time—the rainy season. It was the warning we had received from friends on our way to Siargao, a teardrop-shaped island in Surigao del Norte, known as a global surf spot and home to the annual International Surfing Cup. It’s a two-and-a-half-hour direct flight from Manila to Sayak Airport.
Pelting rain greeted us when we arrived, the kind that fell thick on the ground and formed puddles of mud. Even the locals were surprised by the downpour; it was nothing like they’d seen in years.
But there was no turning back now. I was partially blaming myself for plotting this trip and bringing my little family here. But then again, we were lucky to have escaped the…
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