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To Baler and Beyond!

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! 🙂

Trekking sites to Ditumabo Falls

Trekking sights to Ditumabo Falls

The bamboo bridge (which we didn't take BTW)

The bamboo bridge (which we didn’t take BTW)

Slippery but gorgeous rocks (which victimized me repeatedly lol)

Slippery but gorgeous rocks (which victimized me repeatedly lol)

To the mother falls!

To the mother falls!

The baby falls

The baby falls

Finally! The Ditumabo mother falls

Finally! The Ditumabo mother falls

Look how high it is. Such a wonder

Look how high it is. Such a wonder

Next stop: The Millennium Tree

Next stop: The Millennium Tree

Going inside the Millennium Tree (for Grimm brothers experience lol)

Going inside the Millennium Tree (for Grimm brothers experience lol)

Diguisit Beach

Diguisit Beach

The rock-throwing tournament in Diguisit Beach. Haha.

The rock-throwing tournament in Diguisit Beach. Haha.

PAG-ASA Weather Radar Station.

PAG-ASA Weather Radar Station.

View from the PAG-ASA site

View from the PAG-ASA site. Lovely.

Baler buddies!

Baler buddies!

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Surfing! San Juan, La Union

It’s better late than never. This trip happened maybe around two weeks ago, and here I am posting it just now. It’s one of the most remarkable experiences in my life because of the activity we (me and my friends) did during this vacation. Ready, paddle, surf! Welcome to San Juan, La Union!

Aside from the fact that we are all “surfing virgins”, this trip is the most spontaneous trip I’ve ever been. Define spontaneous: No plans until the day before the trip; no room reservations; no definite time of departure and arrival; no itinerary at all. Though these were the instances, we definitely enjoyed the trip. Let the snaps tell the entire story.

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Bus stop!

The long and fun bus ride.

The long and fun bus ride.

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Finally got a room to stay! Posh.

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Chill at the shore, day 1.

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Interesting beach lamp

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Beer and sand. Oyeaa!

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Surf 101

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Surfing fun photo ops

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Yes! Was able to get up. Oyeaa!

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Baywatch shot!

My favorite snap for this vacation.

My favorite snap for this vacation.

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Lovely sunset

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After a long day, a sumptuous dinner.

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Beer and bonfire. Feels gooood.

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Fire up!

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Bubbles during the beer and chill session.

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Before leaving the place. Such a great place to stay!