Pumped for our tropical farm expedition, we once more slotted into the vehicles, packed together like sardines. On the way we stopped at the closest place to heaven on earth, Julie’s Bakery. No word of an exaggeration, you can buy any six succulent sweet buns for one Australian dollar!! My mouth will forever water just thinking about it.
The farm itself was also full of salivary adventures, in the form of deceptively small chilli peppers which brought the strongest of us to our knees. We filled our remaining time by digging holes, complete with The Castle references, and discovering worms so large they would’ve made Bear Grylls squirm. We celebrated our hard work in style, hitting up the beach to close off the afternoon.
The drive home was less serene as the heavens opened up, and thanks to the Philippines’ superior drainage systems, the roads were flooding within minutes. And what better way to top off the eventful drive home than some car park drama. After being boxed in on both sides, and double parked from behind, our chauffeur skilfully made an Austin Powers-like 30 point turn to face off the double-parker and after a painfully long stand-off we were finally on our way.
So for a day that wouldn’t have made any best of Schoolies Rev 2017 list, it was still a cracker ... and that says a lot about the the trip as a whole.
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