Back in the day, we had to fly to Surigao City and then take about 2 hours of ferry ride to Siargao Island. Now it is more convenient. The flight is short and flies directly to the island's airport.
Our first stop after the delicious home-cooked lunch was Ma's ancestral house which is a short drive away from where my aunt and brother's beach properties are. My aunt has converted it to a day care but the house still retains its aged charm.
And because summer days are long and time seems slower in the province, we went to see the world-famous Cloud 9, reputed to be "the best surf break (a barrelling right-hander) in the Philippines".