January was a pretty busy month for me – Busy travelling lol. I went to one place though, but did it twice. The place is that beautiful which made me not think twice in spending again to visit the place the second time. I even know a lot of people who wants to visit the place because of its marvelous view and rich culture. However, going here via regular plane ticket is quite pricey so I feel very lucky to be knowing about the seat sale for this trip. I definitely enjoyed the whole experience being in this place – humble and warm people, new set of friends, magnificent view, even the flight cancellation going back Manila! It was all wild but worth it. Friends, let me show you the great sights of Batanes.
More backlogs from 2013. Of course the good ones.
Philippines’ last quarter of 2013 has been a tough one. Aside from the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan, Int’l name), there was also a strong earthquake that hit certain parts of the Visayas. It’s already saddening to see some kababayans who were affected by these calamities, moreover to see some UNESCO heritage sites and historic churches crumbling down to debris. It’s just heartbreaking.
My friends and I went to Bohol for a short vacation last October. We went there a week before a 7.2 earthquake shook the province. We visited famous landmarks and beaches of which they are known of – Sadly, some of it now were severely damaged by the calamity. Of course I felt really thankful that the calamity didn’t happen during the time we were there. Honestly, I can’t imagine myself being in that kind of situation. However, I can’t help but feel heartbroken with all the destroyed wonders of the place. Bohol is such a beautiful place and people there are nice and warm too. I really hope things will get better there the soonest.
Here are some snaps taken during our trip to the wonderful province of Bohol.
Found another time to blog! Beep-beep! Surf’s up to Baler, Aurora!
Just like my previous trip to Caramoan Islands last year (http://bit.ly/wlFnsw), I get hitched again on my friend’s educational trip - this time in Baler. As usual, I joined a bus loaded with students and some friends. It was quite a blur to me already on what time we left Manila (since this trip was like roughly 3 months ago heehee), but if my memory serves me right, it took us 6 to 7 hours to reach Baler. The bus ride was tiring but fun. It feels like I am back in college!
It was a little rainy during our stay in Baler, but it didn’t stop us from going around the place. Aside from Baler’s famous surfer’s haven beach, we also went to Ditumabo mother falls, Diguisit beach, PAG-ASA site, Millennium Tree, and Museo de Baler. I may not have been able to surf because of the absence of “surfing waves” at that time, but I definitely enjoyed trekking (and falling, and slipping), taking photos, and chillin’ on the beach and the places we visited. I almost soaked my DSLR at that time, so it will definitely be a memorable experience for me. Lol.
Here are some snaps on that Baler weekend. Enjoy!
Finally got a free time to blog! This time: Oyeaa! I’m back, Boracay!
July was a “vacation leave-packed month” for me. Being back to Boracay might be one of the reasons why I got only nearly half of my overtime billing for that month, but no worries, it was all worth it. It felt good to be back! Plus, this time I went there with some friends – which translates to that thing called PARTY!
Food, island-hopping, chilling at the beach with a beer and a reggae band, and beach party. These are some things to summarize that ultimate Boracay escapade. I can totally prove now that Boracay might always look the same, but each visit to the island will definitely bring you a whole new experience. Going there solo or with a bunch of friends will always be fun. Take it from me, I experienced it first-hand. Being a party-island as it is, its fine white sand, and a sunset to enjoy, sure thing it will give you a worth-while vacation. Here are some of my snaps during the trip. Enjoy!
PS: If you’ll notice, I don’t have snaps of us partying. I’m sorry, we’re too busy to take pictures. C’mon, Boracay party is epic. Come visit Boracay for a first-hand experience.
Alright. I’ve been missing a lot in WordPress lately. So before I miss a whole lot more, I’ll go back doing my blogger duties and post about my past trips.
Let me start my back logs with a road trip to Sky Ranch’s Sky Eye in Tagaytay.
Sky Eye is said to be the tallest ferris wheel in the Philippines, to date. It stands at 63 meters (207 ft) with 32 gondolas. Once you see this huge circling thing, you’ll probably associate it with the ferris wheel located in Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City. Well yes, both are handled by the same company, just in case you are interested. Here are some of the photos on that cloudy and rainy road trip.
The whole gondola ride takes more or less 10 minutes. It’s quite shorter than we expected, maybe because we are too busy enjoying the view and posing for photos (haha).
Aside from the Sky Eye, the amusement park showcases other rides mostly made for kids – Nessie Coaster, Wonder Flight, Mini Viking, Express Train, and Red Baron. For kids at heart, you can also try their Super Viking which is likely similar to Enchanted Kingdom’s Anchors Away (a smaller version of it).
It was a short trip, but the whole experience going to and heading back makes the experience worthwhile. There are a lot of good places to visit in Tagaytay, so if you want to drop by other places than Sky Ranch, you can conveniently do so. If you’re planning to visit this city anytime soon, I hope you’d have fun like we did.
‘Till the next blog post! xoxo
Earlier this month, I went to another beautiful place here in my beloved country, the Philippines. A roughly thirteen-hour drive from Manila, this paradise located in the north-eastern tip of Luzon has a lot to offer to back-packers, beach bums, and adventure seekers. Everyone, have a peek of the wonderful Palaui Island in Cagayan, Philippines.
Our group took the 7KM trail to conquer the beautiful views of the island. The kilometers didn’t seem that hard because of the countless things you could find during the trek – flowers, plants, trees, species, views. Epic.