summer

Let’s Go Palaui!

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.

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The breathtaking view after the 7KM trek

 

View from Cape Engano.

 

Batil Patong, A local specialty.

Batil Patong, A local specialty.

 

Endless fields of Cagayan.

Endless fields of Cagayan.

 

Crossing Palaui Island

Crossing Palaui Island

 

Meet the cutest guide in the island, Tour Guide (Yes, that's his name)

Meet the cutest guide in the island, Tour Guide (Yes, that’s his name)

 

Puso making 101

Puso making 101

 

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Crossing the hanging bridge of Lagunzad Trail

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.

The good-smelling flower

The good-smelling flower

 

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Delish fruit, mulberry

 

The mangroves

The mangroves

 

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Pretty-looking tree 1

 

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Pretty-looking tree 2

 

Dos Hermanos Islands

Dos Hermanos Islands

 

That tiny frog

That tiny frog

 

Look at that gorgeous waves

Look at that gorgeous waves

 

Inception-like view lol

Inception-like view lol

 

Cape Engano

Cape Engano

 

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Look outside – from the cape.

 

Conquering Palaui!

Conquering Palaui!

 

My Palaui buddies aka #TeamMarina :)

My Palaui buddies aka #TeamMarina 🙂

Summer Opener in Zambales

A few weeks ago, my friends and I went for some beach-lovin’ experience outside the metro. And before this month ends, let me share you our Zambales summer-opener experience. Here are some of the snaps.

Heading out to Nagsasa cove early in the morning with clear waters.

Heading out to Nagsasa cove early in the morning with clear waters.

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The calm water reflects a mirror like image of the “katig”

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Zambales rocks and mountains

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Zambales buddies during the boat ride

Zambales buddies during the boat ride

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Time to eat!

Time to eat! Grilled pork

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Time to eat! Grilled fish

At the "lunch table" lol

At the “lunch table” lol

The mandatory jump shot :)

The mandatory jump shot 🙂

The mandatory group shot lololol

The mandatory group shot lololol

Going back to the mainland as the sun sets

Going back to the mainland as the sun sets

The next morning at Pundaquit, Zambales

The next morning at Pundaquit, Zambales – Where you can experience a washing machine-like current. Yea!

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Talipanan, Puerto Galera

While my Mario Maurer blog entry continues to bring more online viewers, I decided to spend my last summer days with my former officemates in Talipanan, Puerto Galera, Philippines!

It may not be a sunny vacation on the beach, but I am still thankful to have an enjoying trip with these folks. We did a lot of crazy and stupid stuff, and completely lost ourselves for two days. For me, the experience was a very supreme form of freedom. Haha!

Our vacation in Talipanan was not much of a party vacation – It’s more of relaxation and unwinding. We played games, talked a lot of fun stuff, gossiped a lot of people, and we even gave names to some body parts –  specially the body part which is composed of pairs or twins (got a good idea now?) LOL! Here are some of the snaps I took during the trip. Hope you’ll like it!

Shores of Talipanan, Puerto Galera

 

London, the swimming dog

 

Talipanan rocks

 

Another snap of Talipanan rocks

 

That's me, bumming around

 

The group in Talipanan, Puerto Galera