Happy new year from S U G A R B E A C H / Sipalay / Negros / Philippines

Hi from the wonderful "Sugar Beach" in Sipalay on the island "Negros". 
The only way to reach this wonderful place is taking a little "Paddelboot-Tour" across the river and when you enter the land you  t r u l y  feel like Robinson Crusoe...

Beautiful empty white beach, no cars, no motorbikes, no long-tails, no sound.
Only a few little resorts, mostly with little Nipa-Huts.
No supermarket, no store...
Uah, this is  g r e a t !

Only nature, sound of the birds, the geckos, the waves, a few cocks, 
rustle of the trees and palms...
What a paradise...

We found a wonderful Nipa-Hut (traditional house made of nipa-palms and bamboo) 
with balcony on 1st floor at "Didai´s Garden Resort".
We had 24 hours to relax at this beautiful beach before Sipalay
was also encountered by a Tropical Storm called "Seniang"...

29.12. in the evening it became very stormy and the heavy rains were unbelievable, 
there was no end for the next 12 hours...
Everything was dark, no electricity, no water...
Next day we find many huts broken at the beach and 
palm leaves all around. 
As we did a little research in the internet 
we find the route of "Storm Seniang", 
w e  are located at the purple point.
The official death toll has increased to 53 people... 

Of course we are unspeakable thankful....

New Years Eve was calm and as relaxed as we feel since weeks. 
There were a few fires at the beach and only little firework.
We loved it like this!

Have a great start into 2015!
Our Adventures will go on for the whole year.
There are wish-wash plans of going to India in February,
we will see...

Feel embraced with  L o V E  J & J

Our new BLOG is ready, 
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Markus said...

A happy new year to you, Janine!

So it seems you had an unforgettable finale of 2014 - glad to read that you are safe and happy again.

J. L. T. said...

Hi Markus,
HAPPY new year to you!
Yes, everything is fine now. These are the stories to remember. Sunny greetings