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2015 Travels

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  1. Boracay – my forever favorite island in the world (as of now coz I’ve never been to any beach outside Philippines. Oh except in 2002, when I was in the US nag-beach kame in Venice, not pretty hahaha). This was biglaan, as two of my long time friends planned in going. Kinulit ako and 2 days before the trip, I bought a roundtrip ticket.
  2. Baserri de Lipa – obviously, it is located in Batangas. This was a Holy Week panata with my bff’s. But since Sally was here for a short vacay only and no definite plans, Otchie looked for a place where we can spend our Holy Week. At dahil Holy Week nga, puno ang lahat. End up mag overnight na lang at dito nga nakakita si Otch ng may available room.
  3. Nasugbu – another Batangas getaway. It was Jemjem’s birthday and we want to go to the beach lang. I told Alfie we can share na lang. Sya naman din talaga ang may gusto mag out of town. I am happy kase nag-enjoy naman si Jem, even si Brenda eh nakabakasyon.
  4. Laiya – guess what, Batangas again. Hahahaha it was our company outing, and ayaw masyado lumayo. We stayed at Kabayan Beach Resort, good thing they have available room. Yun lang, good for 20 people and 7 lang kame. I enjoyed naman kahit di ko ma-enjoy yun dagat. Ang dami pang tao.
  5. Calaguas – actually, mas favorite ko na sya kesa sa Boracay. But I just cant stop coming to Boracay. I was with the Avon peeps, we booked a tour with Yapak ni Jose! Ang saya kase solo namin ang van, and comfortable. Di ako nabitin sa water and ice.
  6. Dasol – Pangasinan. My second time here. Independence day holiday and nangangati nako maglakwatsa. Good thing, may gala sila Joyce and sinama ako. I had fun, and super tawanan yung trip.
  7. Magalawa Island – Zambales. I’ve heard about this couple of months before kame nakapunta rin. Buti sumama ako, ganda sya. And memorable yun trip because of my ATM moment.
  8. Cebu – my second time in Cebu. Biglaan. At least this time, nakapasyal ako. We went to two  of 90+ falls in Cebu. When I heard we’re going to the falls instead of the beach, na-sad ako sa totoo lang. But, di ko pa rin pinagsisihan kase I had fun! The trecking and sitting on that cliff just for a photo, was just liberating. I was too scared kase ayoko sa mga edges, pero ang saya!

Ang konti ng 2015 ko, but better than none. I wish for more travels in 2016.

And my wishlist are:
Siquijor
Camiguin
Enchanted River in Surigao
Coron
Bohol
Bantayan Island, Cebu
More of El Nido

Australia
Phuket
Japan
Amsterdam
Paris

 

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[8th in 2015] Chasing waterfalls

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17-18 October 2015

My second time in Cebu. Biglaan. And overnight. Yeah, I flew to Cebu and stayed for almost 48 hours. We’re supposed to go to Malapascua and Kalanggaman. But the waves didnt let us. So hours before our flight, my friend Joyce texted me and said we just might go to Moalboal para di na mag-bangka and Oslob (but maybe lang to) for Butanding watching. I was excited for the Butanding watching sana. Then Joyce sent me a text again, sending a link. But didnt read coz busy nako mag-pack. Forgot to inform me na we’re no longer going to the beach, we’re chasing waterfalls instead.

I’m not a fan of waterfalls. I’ve been to 4 waterfalls (Mambukal and Mag-aso Falls in Negros Occidental, Diguisit Falls in Baler, and Daranak Falls in Tanay) before this. Now in just one weekend, 6 na ang falls napuntahan ko. We went to Kawasan Falls in Badian and Aguinib Falls in Samboan.

Rode a bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal (Ceres bus/aircon), P130 and its a 3 hour bus ride. So we slept the whole time. Got off Brgy. Lambug and rode a trike to Cebu International Golf & Resort (P30/head). We stayed at a 2 bedroom with ac and 2 single beds, pillow, blanket, cabinet, 2 large bath with towel, kitchen with fridge na sobrang bagal lumamig ng drinks, cups, drinking glass, saucer and teaspoon), living room and veranda (beach front) for 6k. Not bad.

We're 5. Rolan's at the back of the driver. (P30/head)

We’re 5. Rolan’s at the back of the driver. (P30/head)

After putting our bags down and and mag-swimsuit, nag-trike ulet kame to Kawasan Falls. Ate lunch at the carinderia, I had fried porkchop, rice and coke mismo for P50 plus free sabaw. For the win! And bought 2 500ml bottled water for P30.

Mahirap orasan yun trek coz patigil tigil kame for pics and some dip in the fresh cold water. Brrrr

I’m not prepared for this trek coz like I said, I packed for a beach trip. So super takot ako maglakad at baka madulas ako coz I’m only wearing a flip flop. Ha! It was all good though. I had fun! I even sat on an edge for a pic. It was scary and liberating.

To Kawasan Falls.

To Kawasan Falls.

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Didn't look scared eh? Thanks Seph for letting me use your gopro as I'm too tamad to use mine.

Didn’t look scared eh? Thanks Seph for letting me use your gopro as I’m too tamad to use mine.

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First waterfall. Wanted to swim kaso di ako marunong lumangoy, it looked malalim plus too many people.

Inakyat namin hanggang sa last waterfall, but didnt take a photo na coz I’m too wet and too tamad ilabas ang gopro. The first one is the biggest waterfall though. Bumaba kame around 4pm na rin. Binaba kame saglit at La Playa for sunset.

Sunset

Sunset

And then, bumaba sa market to buy food, drink, ice.

Madilim na pagdating namin ng Resort. And we ate dinner kaagad. Bought lechon manok (coz we’re too hungry and cant wait if magpapaluto pa) and puso. Ligpit, shower, kwentuhan. And then inuman.

Around 12 bagsak na ang lahat and called it a night.

Plan is to leave ng 6am for the waterfall (not sure saan dapat) para makabalik maaga. Kaso nagising kame ni Joyce ng 7am. Nagbihis kame, and sana mag-beach na lang but the waves and winds are too strong.

IMG_0973So sa falls na lang daw. Hahaha nag-ready na kame for check out. And nagpasundo sa trike at naghintay ng bus. 1 hour din going to Samboan. Dumating kame bandang 10:30. At first ayoko na sana umakyat coz masaket na ulo ko and dahil takot nako. Hahaha Pero ayoko maging KJ, so iniwan namin gamit namin (P20/bag or person), unlike sa Kawasan Falls ang Aguinid Falls, merong mga guide and instructions. Which scared me lalo kase baket meron pang guide. Hahaha there are 6 levels (Level 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Our guide, Mak the best! He took care of us. Super alalay, picture and bitbit sa gamit namin.
Di nakakapagod coz tuloy tuloy lang akyat sa falls. One that scared me sobra was Level 3. Where we had to climb as in para kang nag wall climbing. Parang ang tarik kase plus ang lakas nung water. But madali naman sya coz meron mga mahahawakan at aapakan. Even pababa, may guides na.. well guiding us. Hahaha

Our guide Makmak

Our guide Makmak

Pag akyat sa Level 5, sya na pinakamalaking falls. And guides said, water is clean and we can drink it. Kaso I forgot na to try and taste the water.

Level 3

Level 3

Groupie at Level 5

Groupie at Level 5

I think this is Level 4, where its ok to jump coz may slight pool sila that is 6 ft deep.

I think this is Level 4, where its ok to jump coz may slight pool sila that is 6 ft deep.

We were running late coz we need to be in the City at 6 coz Ace has 8ish flight back to Manila.

Our guides took us to this store near the basketball court, pwede paluto ng food and use ng banyo for 10 bucks per head. Syempre, ok samin. We ordered adobo, tinolang manok. May dumaan nang bus after few mins namin matapos kumain. Dumaan na yun aircon and di namin naabutan. So ok na yun ordinary since we really need to get back in Cebu City.

Bus ride was 5 hours. Asked the kundoktor if may stop over coz I need to pee. Hahahaa so there was one.

Nakarating kame ng South Bus Terminal almost 7. Took a cab going to Parkmall to have dinner. Had lechon belly and puso and coke! Gutom na gutom lang coz I had 4 puso’s. Hahahaha

Then coffee at Bo’s while waiting sa oras na pagpunta ng airport.

10ish, we left Parkmall and headed to the airport. All our flights were delayed because of the typhoon (Lando) in Luzon. Our supposed to be flight was 12:40 became 1:50am. Slept the whole plane ride. There were turbulence. Scary ones and lightning. Landed at past 3. Got home around 5am.

Trip was tiring, but I had a great time chasing waterfalls.

[7th in 2015] Magalawa Island

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This is my second out of town trip with the Layas peeps and long weekend ulet.

Been hearing about this island for couple of months now. And so, napuntahan din sa wakas.

Budget was at least 2k dapat. For bus (Manila-Zambales-Manila), boat transfer, room, island hopping and food. I brought 3k para sure. Coz uhawin ako and of course para sa mga ang etcetera lang.

We were at Victory Liner Pasay around 3ish. Bus left 4am. Slept the whole time pero mababaw sobra coz nakakatakot yun driver. And syempre sa stop over. We had 3 stop overs (in Pampanga and Zambales). Nakarating kame ng siguro 10:30 at Barangay Pangolingan, Palauig in Zambales. Took a trike (2 persons per tricycle) to Luan Port which took 30 mins din. first 15mins rough, then about 5 na flat, then rough again.

Magalawa Island from Luan Port.

Magalawa Island from Luan Port.

A boat fetched us from Luan, 2 balikan din coz 12 kame (10 kame sa group and may 2 pa kame kasabay). Mga 5-7 minutes na tawid din.

Then, nag-settle kame sa mga kubo namin. And humanap kakainan. At since nabasa ko sa ibang blogs na may kainan, hinanap namin ang tindahan. Found Ate Leny’s store. Hindi na pala sila nagpapaluto. Nagtitinda na lang sila ng ulam. Pero pumayag naman sila magpaluto kame ng rice. Binili na lang namin yun ulam nila. Don na rin kame bumili ng iinumin namin for the night, water, juice, soda, etc.

At Ate Leny's Store (photo credit: Joyce)

At Ate Leny’s Store (photo credit: Joyce)

While waiting for our food (Photo Credit: Joyce)

While waiting for our food (Photo Credit: Joyce)

After eating lunch, nag-ready na kame for our photoshoot. Hahaha paid 50 each at Armada Resort para makapag pic kame sa sandbar. Its a good thing pumayag sila. Kase I read sa ibang blogs, di sila pumapayag magpapasok don pag guest ng kabilang resort.

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Stayed there for a while. And pagbalik ng Ruiz, rest lang for a while and went to Armada for dinner. No pic ng food but it was delish. We had frie lapu-lapu and pampano, fresh crab, sinigang na hipon, unli rice, fudgee bar and coke. Busog!

Photo credit: Joanne

Photo credit: Joanne

Went back to Ruiz, kwentuhan. At sinimulan ang nomo. No pictures, but full of laughter. At 12mn, we called it a night.

Woke up at 6ish. Went to Ate Leny’s store for coffee and paluto of our breakfast. May dala akong vienna sausage, spam and corned beef. So nagpaluto na lang kame ng rice and scrambled eggs. Busog again. And nag-ready na for Masinloc.

It’s high tide pa kaya we didnt really enjoy the sand bar at Masinloc. Sayang.

Bacala Guesthouse at Masinloc

Bacala Guesthouse at Masinloc

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Groupie

Sad to go.

Sad to go.

Expenses:
Bus (Victory Liner Pasay) Manila – Sta. Cruz, Zambales : P471
Candy (Double Happiness Stop over) : P30
Rest room: P5
Trike: Bgy. Pangolinan to Luan – P100/head
Boat to Magalawa (Roundtrip) – P100
Entrance fee – P100
Entrance at Armada Resort (for photoshoot at the sandbar) – P50/head
Bahay kubo at Ruiz Resort (4-5 persons) – P 3k/300 per head
Dinner at Armada Resort (sinigang na hipon, fresh crabs, fried lapu lapu and pampano. plus coke and fudgee bar at unlimited rice) – P200/head
Boat to Masinloc – P2000/200 per head
Lunch at Armada Resort (calamari, pork adobo, veggies, fudgee bar, coke and again, unlimited rice) – P200/head
Lunch/drinks/brekky: P169
Trike – P100
Bus (Victory Liner Iba to Manila – P347
Sept. 26-27, 2015

Back in Dasol

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June 12-13, 2015

Went back to Dasol Pangasinan for the long weekend. But di naman sinagad yun 3 days. Almost, but didnt. Hahaha

This time I went with Joyce and her IG friends. We first met at Starbucks Reserve thursday night. Waited for Alex, Joanne and Will. Rode an Uber car to Victory Liner in Cubao. Since long weekend, kinda mahirap sumakay. We got there around 1. Nakasakay kame ng bus 4am na (aircon bus Cubao to Alaminos P393). Bus left 4:30 am. Natulog kame. At 9am, bumaba na kame ng Terminal in Alaminos. Rode another bus (ordinary) going to Sta. Cruz. Bumaba kame at Burgos market (alala ko yon kase nagpunta rin kame don last year nila Sally para magtanong and stop over lang). Pahinga slight, some bought burgers, some halo halo. Waited for our sundo and ate lunch sa market. After eating, namalengke yun iba and kame naghintay lang.

And then rode a trike going to Tambobong, its a 40mins long ride. Ok naman kase di na sya kasing bumpy like last year. Fare is P350/trike. Since 10 kame, we rented 3 trikes.

Pagdating Tambobong, sinalubong kame ni Ate Venus (09292326947), she’s really accommodating and nice even her husband kuya Rommel (I think yan name nya). The house is nice, simentado sya. May fridge, 3 bedrooms (but only 2 rooms ang pinapa-ren coz sa mga anak na nila yun isang room), 2 bathrooms (1 sa masters  bed and 1 outside ng rooms), kitchen, sala. Kumpleto actually. Sayang di ko ito alam nung nag-outing kame sa office.

In front of Ate Venus' house

In front of Ate Venus’ house

They arranged bangka na rin for us. 2 bangka daw coz di kame kasya sa isa. P200/head.

We first went to Cullebra Island. Umambon pa while nasa bangka kame. So medyo makulimlim pagdating sa island. But later on umaraw na. Syempre picture. Medyo nagkalayo layo kame para makakuha pa ng mas ok na view ng island. Di naman kame pwede mag-stay ng matagal kase pupunta pa kame sa Cabacungan Cove.

Cullebra Island

Cullebra Island

We left the island medyo malungkot coz we wanted to stay. But ok lang.

Next stop, Cabacungan Cove. Mas malayo pinagbabaan samin ngayon kesa nung kame last year nila Sally. Bago pa marating ang cave, nakaraming picture na kame. 😉

Cabacungan Cove

Cabacungan Cove

Di ko na pinasok yun cave, so I stayed na lang sa labas and naghintay sa kanila.

Pagbalik sa Tambobong, pahinga slight at kwentuhan. Tagal magkakuryente, kaya sa beach muna kame.

Group pic at Tambobong. (pic from Will)

Group pic at Tambobong. (pic from Will)

We stayed at the beach til sunset. And nag-wash up na kame. Then dinner, sarap ng luto ni Ate Venus ng adobo!! After dinner, hinanda na ang inumin at kwentuhan, takutan at tawanan. Lahat kame natulog sa sala.

Pag-gising, hilamos, kape. Naghintay ng almusal. Hahaha kumain, naligo at nag-impake. Gusto pa sana namin mag-stay kaso wala na kame tutuluyan. Dahil may naka sked na kay Ate Venus. Ending, na-suggest ko bahay namin sa Malindong. Kaya nagpakuha na kame ng trike, nag-bus kame from Dasol to Alaminos. Bus again from Alaminos hanggang sa bahay namin. Nagpaluto ako lunch. Busog naman lahat. After eating, nagpahinga at naghintay ng oras. Tapos pumunta na kame sa Lingayen. Pictorial sa Capitol. Hihi

Photo credit: Joyce Cairo

Photo credit: Joyce Cairo

Namili sila pasalubong sa palengke. Then we had dinner at McDonald’s. Bumalik kame sa bahay and nag-impake. Nahabol pa namin ang 10pm na byahe from Dagupan to Manila. Dumating kame ng Manila ng 3am. Nag-aya pa sila Joyce, Joanne and Alex mag-stay muna sa Bo’s in Glorietta kase maghintay na sila ng liwanag para umuwi. Kaya kwentuhan pa rin kame hanggang lumiwanag na.

Fun trip! Enjoy ako sa mga new found friends!!!

[10th in 2014] Birthday getaway: Puesto del Sol

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Second time ko sana sa El Nido, Palawan eh. Naka book na kame ng 2 months. All set na, may e-ticket, boarding pass, may van na from Puerto Prinsesa to El Nido, may hotel na rin. Problema, traffic.

Hindi kame umabot ni Otch sa flight namin. Tama plano ko umalis ng maaga eh, hindi ko alam baket medyo di ko tinuloy. Isa pa rin na nagpatagal sa pag-alis ko ay naghanap pa ako ng mapagwi-withdraw-han. Ang hirap kumuha ng taxi, pinatulan ko na nga ang Uber, makasiguro lang na may masakyan at safe makarating ng airport. Kaso sobrang traffic talaga.

Our flight is at 6:30pm, since naka-check in na kame, dapat nasa airport na kame at nai-drop ang bags at quarter to six. Nakarating kame ng airport, 6:10 hahaha ok kasalanan namin, but yun may mga tumulong lang sana sayo na staff sa airport, wala eh. May bigla na lang girl nagsabi na kanina pa umalis ang plane, na ang hirap paniwalaan. Madalas delayed ang AirAsia, and naka-check in na kame. Hindi sila agad agad aalis. At 6:30pa ang alis, pero ang sabi kanina pa umalis, at 6:10 pa lang yon. Imposible!

Anyway, kahit anong gawin namin, sa madaling salita, goodbye airfare, goodbye hotel reservation. All paid in full. Ang saya!

I hate lang na yun hotel, nagpabayad ng buo pagka-book pa lang. Kakaiba diba? Usually, you pay the balance sa check out. And no refund or rebooking daw yon, parang airline lang.

Kinita namin sila Gladz and Ley sa HapChan, kumain na lang din kame and nagplano na umalis na lang kinabukasan. Kase naawa ata si Otch saken na malungkot ako. Well, malaking pera din nasayang at isa pa, birthday trip ko sana to eh.

Umuwi kame sa condo ni Otch, nag-plan magpa-massage at naghanap na kame ng mapupuntahan. Batangas! Napakaraming resort kame tinignan, pero mahirap na makahanap dahil peak season na rin. And ok, may nakita si Otch na resort, hmmm maganda sya. Kaya, nagpa-reserve na agad si Otch bago pa makatulog sa sarap ng massage nya. Hahaha

Woke up early, took a shower, ate breakfast. Umuwi pa ako para kunin si Grey, coz mag-convoy dapat kame. Turned out, pagdating ko ng bahay, wala si Grey. Ginamit pala ng kapatid ko. So problemado na naman kame.

To make the long story short, sinundo ulet ako nila Gladz sa bahay at tumuloy pa rin kame sa Batangas. Uuwi nga lang ng madaling araw the next day. Malayo rin pala ang Calatagan, pero keber dahil masaya kame sa road trip namin.

Dumating kame, padilim na. Maganda ang Puesto del Sol. Maliit pero maganda rin. Buti wala ako dala oto, kase di ko kaya ang papasok sa kanila. Ang tarik!!!!

Mabaet yun kausap ni Otch, panay check sya samin habang nasa road pa lang kame. Tapos nagpa-prepare na kame ng food kase wala pa naglunch samin and almost dinner na.

Our Room

Our Room

Nice din room namin, simple pero pasado saming lahat. We had extra mattresses. Yun tv nakakatuwa, may dvd player na sya. Kaya akala namin nung una parang hotel, na bigla na lang may mga default movies and pipili ka na lang and play. Yun pala, andon sa likod nya, kasama mismo sa tv yun player.

Yummy Dinner

Yummy Dinner

Knowing Otch, parang ang lakas kumain. Nagpaluto ng tortang talong, sinigang na isda, inihaw na liempo, pinakbet, chicken bbq. Tapos ang sarap ng mango shake!!! The owner is really nice. He speaks tagalog. Hindi namin naubos food namin, kaya sabi namin sa ibang staff, kanila na lang.

After eating, nagpalit na kame ng swimsuit at lumipat na sa pool. Ordered drinks also. So windy, so lamig. Hahaha

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The pool

The pool

Bar/kitchen

Bar/kitchen

Tekali (special drink made by Ralph)

Tekali (special drink made by Ralph)

With the owner Ralph

With the owner Ralph

The sweet staffs

The sweet staffs

We got up at 4am. Ate breakfast and said goodbye to the wonderful people of Puesto del Sol.

We’ll definitely go back here, bitin kase kame. Hahaha and maganda yun place, magandang sulitin.

Road trip to Dasol with my girlfriends

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Holy Week 2014, plan namin lang puntahan ay Tondol Beach in Anda. But 2 days before the Holy Week, nagbago kame ng plan. Instead of Tondol, we went to Dasol. Read on other blogs kase that low tide in Tondol, parang most of the time lalo na summer. Parang di naman kame mag-enjoy non kung di rin kame makakapaglublob sa water.

So, a day before the Holy Week, naghanap na kame ng mga matutuluyan. And ang mga sumagot kay Otchie ay mga puno na. Kaya we decided to leave early ng Holy Thursday para makahanap pa kame ng accommodation.

And so we left 3am. I drove from Manila to Mangatarem in Pangasinan. It was traffic sa NLEX, kala namin dahil na sa Holy Week kaya traffic. May accident pala. Isang oras din yon kaya I let them sleep muna. Makikipagpalitan kase dapat ako pag di ko na kaya.

In fairness kinaya ko nga. I asked Sally to drive na nung nasa Mangatarem kase nag-start nako masilaw, at teary eyed nako.

Stop over, inabot ata kame more than 10. Hahaha mga yosi break, wiwi break, at pagtatanong. We also dropped by sa bahay in Malindong, kase I told them meron masarap kainan sa may Binmaley. Nagpaturo lang kame ng way papuntang Lomboy. Nag-enjoy sila sa pabaon ni lola na mangga at bagoong.

We had lunch at Rudy-Jing Eatery, napakasaya lang. Sa pagkagutom at excitement kumain, di na nakunan ang food. But we ordered inihaw na hito, tortang talong, adobong talaba, ginisang sayote, 3 rice and 3 fresh buko, naka 500 pesos lang kame.

Rudy-Jing Eatery

Rudy-Jing Eatery

After eating, we left na rin at diretso nang Dasol. Took us 2 hours pa rin, kase niligaw na naman kame ng Google Maps. Nung Makarating kame ng Dasol, boy we were happy.

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Yey

Hanap na ng tutuluyan at ang pumatok ay ang La Playa Beltran. Karamihan ng mga nadaanan namin ay puno, syempre Holy Week eh. Nung una, sabi samin puno na, we asked baka kahit maliit na room meron sila, since 3 lang kame. In-offer samin ay attic. Aba, patok na patok.

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Our room for 2 nights

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Store/Tambayan/Reception

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We checked the beach right away. Hmm low tide.

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Inihaw na bangus, fried tilapia and tanigue steak, ginataang gulay = YUMMY

Inihaw na bangus, fried tilapia and tanigue steak, ginataang gulay = YUMMY

Sobrang busog sa dinner. So, nagsimula na kame magkwentuhan at uminom. Syempre our fave Absolut. Around 11pm, we called it a night. Shower, and went to bed.

Woke up early the next day para sa aming island hopping. Nag-shower, at breakfast. Naku, napa rough road na naman kame, pero syempre wala pa ring sinabi ang dinaanan namin sa Baler.

Inis lang talaga si Google maps sa pinapadaanan nya samin. But, nakarating naman kame. We reached Tambobong White Beach after an hour or more ata. Almost lunch time na rin when we got there. Nag halo halo muna kame while waiting sa pinaluto naming lunch. Napag usapang sa island na lang kakain para masulit pa namin ang araw. Nagpaluto kame ng daing na bangus, with fresh tomatoes, bagoong and yun mangoes na galing pa sa bahay.

Dasol Route was kinda bumpy. So, kawawa naman si Grey. Better bring SUV na lang. Not bad naman, pero para lang wag kabahan like me. Pero pauwi, we accidentally took the Burgos Route, longer but much better. Mas ok yun road.

Nakakatuwa lang, kase sa Dasol Route, ang daming cows, horses, goats sa daan.

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Just beside the road ay ang beach na. Aliw much

Just beside the road ay ang beach na. Aliw much

Tambobong White Beach Resort

Tambobong White Beach Resort

Off to Cullebra Island (also known as Snake Island)

Off to Cullebra Island (also known as Snake Island)

Culebra Island (also known as Snake Island), Dasol, Pangasinan

Culebra Island (also known as Snake Island), Dasol, Pangasinan

Cabacungan Cove, Dasol, Pangasinan

Cabacungan Cove, Dasol, Pangasinan

Cabacungan Cave

Cabacungan Cave

Maganda sa Culebra Island, kaso bago kame dumaong parang lahat ng tao samin nakatingin, eh bawal ba mag swimsuit? Sabi namin kay kuya ibaba kame sa wala masyadong tao. Kaya inikot pa nya at sa likod kame nagpunta. Dito na kame nag-lunch, nagbilad sa araw at uminom na rin.

Sumunod ang Cabacungan Cave, natakot naman ako sa loob. Parang ang lalim at medyo malakas ang alon. Pero masaya pa rin.

Dinaanan din namin ang Balinmanok Shipwreck, sayang mataas ang tubig, hindi pwede bumaba. Kaso si kuya sabi namin tumigil kase kukunan namin, dedma.

Balinmanok Shipwreck

Balinmanok Shipwreck

Nakabalik kame ng Dasol medyo madilim na. Medyo iba dinaanan namin, mas mahaba pero mas maayos na road.

Pagbalik sa resort, di muna kame nagbanlaw. Nagkwentuhan lang kame, inubos yun vodka, nagtawanan… ng malakas. Napagtulungan ako nung dalawa. Hahaha hanggang sa napagod na rin, nag-shower na at nag-ready para matulog.

Nag-breakfast kame mga 8am. Naligo, nagligpit. Umalis kame lunch time na rin. Namalengke rin sila ng mga pasalubong.

I had a short but awesome holy week get-away with my Best Friends!

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March 14-16

It’s my second visit in La Union. Pero ngayon lang ako nakapasyal talaga in La Union. The first one kase, stayed lang in San Juan, surfing lang talaga ang pakay. Anyway, thanks to my Igers family and Herb, natuloy ang trip na to.

We left 9ish in the evening in Manila. And 4ish am, we’re at San Fernando, La Union na. We stayed at McDo and waited for Herb muna and nag-breakfast.

First stop: St. William Parish Church, photowalk lang saglit. On our way to PUGO Adveture, nadaanan ang Eagle Park, syempre di pwede walang picture.

At Pugo Adventure, I only tried Zipline 1, or Superman position. Its 400 meters long and 250 feet high. Kinda takot ako at first. Pero nung andon na ako, nawala ang takot ko. I enjoyed it big time. Some of them naman tried the Zipline 3, and wall climbing. Uber init lang. And not expensinve ang bottled water ha (syempre important to saken).

Stop over at Binalonan Pangasinan

Stop over at Binalonan Pangasinan

 

At McDo (Photo credit: Kieth)

At McDo (Photo credit: Kieth)

St. William Parish Church

St. William Parish Church

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St. William Parish Church

Eagle Park, Agoo

Eagle Park, Agoo

The gang at PUGO Adventure

The gang at PUGO Adventure

Zipline 1: Superman (P400.00)

Zipline 1: Superman. 400 meters, 250 feet high. (P400.00)

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We left PUGAD for lunch after ng activities namin. Diretso na kame ng Cafe Esperanza. Wow, solo namin buong second floor.  Lunch was delicious.

Cafe Esperanza

Cafe Esperanza

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Veggie Roll

Veggie Roll

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Sinigang

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Mini Halo-Halo

Mini Halo-Halo

After lunch, visited La Union Capitol. And Filipino-Chinese Friendship Pagoda near the Capitol lang.

La Union Provincial Capitol

La Union Provincial Capitol

La Union Capitol

La Union Capitol

Fil-Chinese Friendship Pagoda

Fil-Chinese Friendship Pagoda

Then, diretso na kame ng Thunderbird Resort. Ang ganda!!!

Groupie in Thunderbird

Groupie in Thunderbird

Globe logo? Nah!

Globe logo? Nah!

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Didnt stay long at Thunderbird. We went na rin agad at Urbiz Garden para mag-ready for surfing. No pictures of my friends surfing, syempre camphone lang, napakahirap. Puro blurred. Hahaha

Nag-shower na agad pagkabalik sa house. Kwentuhan, til nag-decide na to eat dinner. Ate the leftover from lunch, and bought pizza na lang don sa isang resto sa may resort katabi ng Urbiz Garden. La na naganap na inuman. Kase, napahaba ang kwentuhan about Kieth’s big bad news.

Surfing lesson 101 at Sebay

Surfing lesson 101 at Sebay

Sunset

Sunset

Woke up the next day around 7. Had breakfast, hmm sarap. Buffet style ng napakasarap na fil food from Urbiz Garden lang din. Kwentuhan again. And decided to surf na lang ulet than to go out pa.

IMG_1851IMG_1886IMG_1897DCIM100GOPROWhile waiting for others matapos mag-surf, some of us stayed at Sebay Surf to have a bottle and some snacks. Quick shower pagbalik ng bahay and left for lunch. At uwian na.

Group pic at Urbiz Garden Plage

Group pic at Urbiz Garden Plage

Urbiz Garden Plage

Urbiz Garden Plage

Back at Cafe Esperanza for lunch.

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Pinakbet

Pinakbet with Bagnet

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Vegetable Kare-Kare

Pork Adobo

Pork Adobo

Desserts

Desserts

Serious group pic

Serious group pic

And the wacky group pic

And the wacky group pic

Fun trip!!! Thank you Herb for making this trip possible. Thank you Kieth sa daredevil driver natin. Hahahaha Thank you Tinay sa sobrang laugh trip ng mga hirit mo. Salamat sa mga pictures. Awesomeness vacay!