INDO CHINA : Cambodia and Thailand

Date of Travel : November 1-6, 2015

Flight Details : November 1 – 7:45pm MNL – REP (Siem Reap)

November 6 -12:40 am BKK- MNL

November 1 (Day 1) : ARRIVAL 

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Late arrival at Siem Reap. Estimated flying time from MNL to REP 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Our free tuktuk picked us up at the airport and went straight to our accommodation, HAPPY GUEST HOUSE (Php 400+/night for 2 pax or US$ 9 /night for 2pax)

After unloading our stuff, we went straight to PUB STREET, the popular night life street in Siem Reap (Tuk Tuk ride from Happy guest house is US$ 2/way ) . We ate our late dinner and tasted for the first time one of the Khmer cuisine. ( US$5 .50 each)

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After roaming a bit, some photo op and drinking a US$1 fruitshake, we head back to our guest house to take a good rest.

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November 2 (Day 2): TEMPLE TOUR

It’s going to be a long day for us. I scheduled our temple tour this day and boy I’m excited!

Our tuktuk driver picked us up around 7 in the morning and we head straight where we should get our one day temple pass (US$20 each)

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TEMPLE 1 – ANGKOR WAT

The most popular, largest and iconic temple in Cambodia.

It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century. It was built by the Khmer King Suyavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura (Khmer: យសោធរបុរៈ, present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.

Let me tell you, it was really stunning yet tiring. You need to be in a comfortable clothes and shoes, you may opt to bring an umbrella or a hat because the place is so huge you’ll sweat your a** off. Make sure to bring a big bottle of water and a face towel.

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TEMPLE 2 : BAYON TEMPLE

The most distinct feature of this temple is the multitude of smiling stone faces.

The Bayon (Khmer: ប្រាសាទបាយ័ន, Prasat Bayon) is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist KingJayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman’s death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

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This temple is interesting because of all the smiling faces. The architecture is very unique and intricate. I was so stunned to see all the temples and wonder how they did that, very artistic and patient in every detail. I salute the Khmer people.

TEMPLE 3 : TA PHROM (Tomb Raider)

Ta Prohm (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្ម, pronunciation: prasat taprohm) is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara (in Khmer: រាជវិហារ). Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and thejungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor’s most popular temples with visitors. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992. Today, it is one of the most visited complexes in Cambodia’s Angkor region.

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Most popularly known from the TOMB RAIDER movie of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, this place boasts spectacular huge trees. While walking inside, you can hear several birds chirping and the place is very refreshing because of the vast trees surrounding the temple.

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TEMPLE 4 :

Let me tell you, after the Ta Phrom temple, we were totally exhausted from all the walking, it felt like we lost several pounds just by walking the immense structure of the temple. And because of that I totally forgot the name of the temple. Mind you, we didn’t even bother to walk through the last temple anymore. It’s true that after several temples, you’ll get templed out.

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After our 4th temple, around 4pm we opted to go back to our place and rest because of the early van ride going to BKK.

November 3 ( Day 3) : TRAVEL TO BKK

Call time 5:30am, the van personnel picked us up in our guest house. We paid $24/ each for the Siem Reap- BKK transfer. Travel time from Siem Reap to Poipet Border is roughly 2 and a half hours. From there, you need to stop at the immigration and have your passport stamped. The van will wait for you on the other side of the border. Travel time from Poipet to BKK is roughly 4 and a half hours. There are only one or two stops so make sure to bring enough water and food so you won’t get hungry and do you toilet break before boarding the van.

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You’ll walk through this to reach the border.

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And welcome to the Kingdom of Thailand 🙂

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We stayed at Rikka Inn (Php 1500+/ night for 2 pax) , in the heart of Khao San Road. The place is packed with stalls that sells RTW, street foods and whole lot of stuff. At night, the place is full of tourists because the bars are all over the street.

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We checked in and rested for about an hour and then we decided to start our temple tour in the area.

We asked our receptionist regarding tuktuk tours and she said that if we just walk and ask around we can hire tuktuk for roughly about 40-50 Baht for the tour, it will take us to several spots. We talked to a tuktuk driver who agreed for 40 Baht and he’ll take us to 4-5 tourist spots.

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Tour starts now…

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Ok, street food first… 5 Baht each

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Temple run starts now…

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Marble Temple

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FYI, most of the temples we visited have free entrance except for the Marble temple which has a 20 Baht entrance fee. We were not able to visit the Grand Palace because of time constraint and to think they will charge us 500 Baht each for the entrance fee! We only have several hours and most of the temples are closed by 5pm.

P.S.

The Tuktuk driver will take you to several shops and will ask you to stay for 10 minutes or more so they can get free gas from the shop.

NIGHT SCENE at KHAO SAN RD.

Must try exotic food and Chang beer

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Pad Thai Street food

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Roof top pool of Rikka Inn

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After a tiring day, we headed back to our room for an early ride going to Pattaya, Thailand.

NOVEMBER 4 (DAY 4): TRAVEL TO PATTAYA, THAILAND

Before leaving Bangkok, we had our breakfast from the local eatery. Meal is about 40-50 Baht.

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After breakfast, we find our way going to Ekamai Station to ride the bus going to Pattaya. We rode a taxi going to Ratchathewi train station (travel time roughly 15-25 minutes depending on traffic situation , we paid 70 Baht ). And from there, we road the BTS  going to Ekamai bus station ( Train- 42 Baht each). Bus fare going to Pattaya is 115 Baht/ head. Travel time is roughly 2 hours from Ekamai to Pattaya.

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Ratchathewi Station

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BTS card 

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Ratchathewi Station

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Ekamai Station

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Ticket to Pattaya

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Line 1 bound for Pattaya

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40 Baht Lunch

We rented a multi cab ( 150 Baht) because there are no public transport going to Garden Cliff Resort and Spa.

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Arrival at Garden Cliff Resort and Spa 

The place is beautiful as you can see. Superb view and very tranquil. The only downside is the beach. Living in the Philippines with so many spectacular islands, means you have high standards when it comes to beaches. And unfortunately, it’s not that good. Fortunately, the pool is quite awesome. We scored the room via Agoda for Php 3500+ with buffet breakfast for two.

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We spent the whole day lounging and swimming at the pool, of course, we need to make the most out of it.

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After dinner, we decided to walk around and eat street food. Squid for 30 Baht per stick

NOVEMBER 5 (DAY 5) : BACK TO BKK

Early morning, my husband woke up to take advantage of the gym in the resort. Then I followed after an hour to call him to have a breakfast.

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After our scrumptious breakfast, we explored the place once more and took some photos and took the final dip in the pool.

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The Sanctuary of Truth

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Check out time. We rode the complimentary van going to the center to ride the multicab going to the bus station headed to the Airport ( 10 baht each).  Bus fare going straight to the airport 250 Baht each. No hassle, very convenient.

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NOVEMBER 6 (DAY 6) : EARLY MORNING FLIGHT BACK TO MNL

12:40 am flight and finally, we are home bound. Estimated flying time 3 hours and 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Holy Week : Baler, Aurora

Date of Travel : April 20, 2014

T’was a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to the beach on a Holy Week. My husband’s senior citizen relatives were on  vacation so we MUST do something about it. I thought of a place that’s not crowded during Holy week, and yes, you’re thinking right, nowhere! And I told them that for sure all the resorts were fully booked by this time.

My sister-in-law asked me to look for a place we could go to. I asked myself, ” Where the hell?” Ok, so I thought of Baler, and they agreed, because they want to surf. I tried calling several resorts and unfortunately as expected, they are all fully booked. I remember this guy from Baler online that bought a drybag from me. I texted him and asked if he knows someone that has a place we could stay on a Holy week. He said he would ask around. After several hours, he texted me back and he said there’s this new place that’s being rented, but not fully finished yet that can accommodate us. We immediately said yes because there’s no way we could find a place on a Holy week.

Away we go. We left Alabang at around 4am and after 7 grueling hours we arrived at Sabang beach.

Tip: Avoid the Bongabong road, take the Pantabangan Road instead. The former is said to have rough road and it’s risky to take that way.

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Upon arrival, we looked at the place and yes, it was not yet finished but hey, who’s in need badly of a place to stay? Duh!  So yeah, we said, it’s ok. The owner told us that the rate is Php 300/head/night.

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After we put our bags down, we decided to eat our lunch because we were so famished. We arrived around 11am and we looked for a place to eat. There was a carinderia few blocks away from the place where we stay.

Day 1: Sabang Beach, Baler

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carinderia lunch

After finishing we finally check out the famous Sabang beach. And as you all know, it is Holy week, and voila! It looks like Divisoria! LoL The crowd was crazy.

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My husband went surfing. And while watching him, I saw several rescues. Yes, there were people almost drowning because of the ripcurrent on several parts of the beach. T’was quite horrifying specially when somebody told us that 3 people were dead few days ago due to drowning. They said that every year, people drown during holy week but this time, t’was early, few days before Holy week.

Day 2: Dicasalarin Cove

We wanted to go to the Mother falls but too bad we weren’t able to go because of the rain, the guide said it would be too risky for the senior citizens and even for the kid. The place is muddy at the water on the river is quite strong.

So we ended up going to Dicasalarin Cove instead, after few stop overs, photo op with the beautiful scenery.

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Finally we arrived safely after a long and winding one way steep road going to Dicasalarin.

Former Senator Angara, the owner of the place welcomed us and even took picture with us.

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with Senator Angara

 

We took our lunch in the resort with our packed food that we bought in Sabang area.

After eating, we explored the place, hiked going to the light house and the view was amazing.

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We bade farewell  after spending the whole day beach bumming at Dicasalarin cove. T’was indeed a great place to relax, with its beautiful and picturesque view.

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Oslob, Cebu : Whale Shark Watching, Tumalog Falls and Sumilon Island

Date of Travel : March 24, 2014

Location: Oslob, Cebu – approximately 3hrs bus ride from Cebu City

Home stay : Chateau de Tan-awan

Host: Ate Veny

This was our much awaited trip. The original plan was to go to Malapascua en route Kalanggaman Island, but sad to say, this was few months after the typhoon Yolanda, wherein Malapascua was hit by the said typhoon.

So we decided to go down South. One of my bucketlist, to swim with the whalesharks!

We stayed at Ate Veny’s place, Chateau de Tan-awan, she offered a Php 300 a night per head. Not bad for a clean and well maintained house. She also serves breakfast for Php 150, and I must say it is yummy!

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Upon arrival, we just rest and waited for the next day.

Early morning, 6am call time. We started to eat our breakfast and we headed directly to the seminar area to register.

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Seminar

Registration is a MUST!

You need to pay Php 500/ Filipino good for 30 mins

Php 1000/ foreigner good for 30 mins

Seminar is conducted to brief the tourist’s about the do’s and don’ts when swimming with the whale sharks i.e avoid touching, do not wear sunblock, etc.

At last, swimming with the gentle giants!

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dream come true! 

Next stop, Tumalog falls.

This falls, I must say is magnificent!

We rented a multicab going to the falls, and from the drop off area, some may opt to hire a habal habal because the way going to the falls is quite far and steep. They usually ask for Php 50/ one way.

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going to the falls

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After a long tiring day, we went straight back to our place and took shower and prepared ourselves for dinner.

Third day, SUMILON ISLAND!

It was quite disappointing because it rained! The sand bar is beautiful but not like what we expected because the locals said the sandbar was washed away by the typhoon Pablo.

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Sumilon Island

I was not able to get a decent photo of the scenic place due to the heavy rain. We got so cold because there’s no place to cover from the rain.

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No doubt that the water is so clear

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Cliff

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careful, the water is deep!

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View from top

After half day of braving the heavy rain, we headed back to our base. It would be much better if the sun showed up. The water is so clear and the place might have looked better in our picture, but still, the beauty of Sumilon is already visible in our eyes.

Pop na Pop Laguna

Date of Travel : March 8, 2014

Pop Talk Episode: Laguna Summer Pasyalan

Aired: March 22, 2014

I was asked by my husband’s niece if I would like to join Pop Talk on one of their episode in Laguna, they were actually looking for a mom who loves to travel. Being a wandermom that I am, I said yes.

Call time was 5am at SLEX, I was there, but they were late. They arrived like almost 7am in the morning already.

I met with the researcher, and told me on what’s going to happen that day. A little briefing of what to do on the show.

We arrived on the first location, La Vista Pansol Resort where we shoot the Mud Kart and Paint ball.

 

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with GMA Channel 7 celebrity Barbie Forteza

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MudKart with Coach Rio Dela Cruz

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The extreme sports were fun! But one thing’s for sure, don’t open your mouth (it’s really hard to avoid with all that adrenaline rush) while riding the Mud Kart, mud will definitely land on your mouth, BIG TIME!

Second stop was Caliraya Resort Club.

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briefing of our camera man with Tonipet, Barbie and Coach Rio

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Celebrity for a day, chos!

Caliraya Resort offers a scenic ambiance ideal for family. They have a huge property that has many activities to choose from.

We tried sky biking which was a nice experience. It was terrifying at first (80ft above the ground) because the wind was blowing quite hard,  but it was great when you get the hang of it.

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Zipline: First,let me take a Selfie!

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Third stop, a secluded resort named Porte Verde.

Porte Verde Resort Villa is a classy and relaxing place. It offers great view of the lake with superb rooms. Quite pricey but rest assured you’ll be away from the hussle and bustle of the  metro.

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Last stop– > Caliraya Springs Gold and Country Club.

We did not explore the place but we tried the food. And it was awesome!

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For full video of the episode check:

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/198739/poptalk/mga-pasyalan-sa-laguna-ni-review-ng-pop-talk

NAGSASA COVE, ANAWANGIN and CAPONES ISLAND

The original plan was after going to Magalawa Island we will go straight back to Manila, but because the toll was so expensive and we are already in Zambales, we decided to go to San Antonio — Nagsasa Cove, Anawangin cove and Capones Island. A spur-of-the moment decision haha!

We looked around and we met this woman walking and she decided to help us, she knows somebody that owns a boat. We went to the boat owners place and haggle. We got the boat for Php 4,000 inclusive of 2 tents, utensils and parking. I’m not sure if it’s cheap.

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View from top

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Clear water — Nagsasa Cove

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Group shot.

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Camping time.

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Rise and shine. 

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Ready for photo op na!

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Not so impressive for me. very crowded na. I prefer Nagsasa over Anawangin.

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Hello CAPONES! The tide is a bit high, water is clear and the sand is white, but not so fine (Crushed shells and corals.) But it’s all good 🙂

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Chillin’.

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Rock formations.

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View from top from Capones Island

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Capones Light house.

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Panoramic view CAPONES ISLAND

 

MAGALAWA ISLAND – PALAUIG, ZAMBALES

Date of Trip : February 2, 2014

Location : Ruiz Resort, Magalawa Island, Palauig, Zambales

Hours of Travel : 5 hours drive

Boat Ride : 5 minutes boat ride

We left Manila around 4am 

Drive to NLEX –> SCTEX –> head to Palauig, Zambales

We had our breakfast in McDonalds inside Subic Bay that took around 20-30 minutes.

Then we went back on the road to continue our journey.

It’s almost 9.30 am so we have to buy our food for dinner and breakfast the next day so we decided to go to the nearest market in Brgy. Masinloc and we also ate our lunch there for that day because it will take time to cook and we are already tired and famished.

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Brgy. Masinloc market

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We dropped by to a local church in Masinloc nearby the market. Photo Op muna!

Note: There are only 2 existing resorts there.  Ruiz Resort and Armada resort (which is a bit expensive and has a nicer location and has a view of sunset)

Ruiz resort offers tent rental, grills ( you can bring your own food or let them cook for extra charge) and rooms for rent.

Armada resort offers package, I’m not sure if you can bring your own food. If I remember correctly , they don’t allow it.

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Remember that there is a small road that you will see and you will turn LEFT (if coming from Manila or turn RIGHT if you are coming from BRGY. MASINLOC) to reach the port going to Magalawa Island.

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You have to traverse 8 kilometers of rough road before you reach the port going to Magalawa Island.

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Finally, there’s Magalawa Island!

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We decided to cook our own food for dinner and breakfast the next day, so we bought liempo, hotdog, mangoes, etc from Masinloc market and fish from the fisherman early morning the next day and have them cooked. The cooking charge is Php 50.

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Hello beach! My daughter is so excited to take a dip.

 

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The mandatory jump shot.

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The sand. Creamy off white. Amihan season = sea weeds

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Family pic.

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Group pic.

 

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View from Armada Resort

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We decided to have Bonfire, because it was a bit cold coz of Amihan Season.

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First time to camp ni Erin

Bye for now Magalawa Island.

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Collection of Toll tickets. Grabe ang mahal.

 

CARAMOAN IS BEACH BUMS HAVEN – DAY 3

Our third and last day.

We woke up at around 7 am. The breakfast is already served, our bags are packed and we are ready to go.

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After 2 long hours of  boat ride, we got hungry and decided to eat at RED PLATTER in Naga city.

The food was awesome. Sarap 🙂

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Long table. Planning our 2015 anniversary trip 🙂

‘Til we meet again guys, you’re simply awesome. 

PAMILYA FIRST CLASS! a.k.a Kaladkarin friends 

CARAMOAN IS BEACH BUMS HAVEN DAY 2

Early wake up call at 6am.

Ate breakfast and we headed to our second day of island hopping.

First stop. COTIVAS ISLAND

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Huts are for rent — Php 50

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We headed to the sand bar, few meters away from the Cotivas mainland. Many starfish as you can see, we brought them back to the water after posing for our photo op 🙂

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Beautiful isn’t it ? 

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My daughter giving thumbs up to this beautiful sand bar.

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With the people we met in Calaguas back in 2013 and now we are here, our first year anniversary trip.

Second stop : Manlawe Sand Bar

Huge sand bar. Clear waters. We had our lunch at the floating hut. We rented it for Php 150

 We had our buko juice – 3 for Php 100 and we bought Alimasag for Php 150 ( if I remember correctly)

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With my muro ami husband with the ultimate photo bomber – Vin 🙂

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My daughter really enjoyed this place, another THUMBS UP 🙂

Third stop: Bag-ing Beach and Sabitan-laya (back to back beach)

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Bag-Ing Beach

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Sabitan-Laya

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Last stop :The Grotto

My husband and I didn’t climb because it rained. My daughter might slide and we can’t afford to have an accident in this place.

I’ve been up there once and yeah, the scenery up there is very nice.

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After a long tiring day of sunshine and rain, we went back to have our dinner.

 

CARAMOAN is BEACH BUMS HAVEN – DAY 1

THIRD TRIP FOR THE YEAR 2014

This is my second to time to go to this beautiful place. The first was in 2011 with my family and this time with my husband, daughter and friends.

For the second time also, I booked our tour with CARAMOAN HAVEN, a very reliable agency that offers quality service.

Contact : Gerald Valencia 0905.456.4070

Day of our tour : February 28 to March 3, 2014

Package tour : 3days/ nights for 10 pax (Php 2,500 each)

Inclusive of : 3d/ 2n accommodation

Full board meal and lodging at Rex Tourist Inn

Entrance fees and tour guide

Name of our tour guide: Kuya Victor

February 28, 2014 9pm, from Manila to Naga we drove for 8 hours then 1 and a half hour from Naga to Sabang Port

From Sabang port to Guijalo Port is 2 hours boat ride (Php 120 each/way)

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Note : better take the OLD ZIGZAG ROAD than the NEW DIVERSION ROAD

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March 1, 2014 we arrived at Sabang Port around 7am and traveled for 2 hours via motorized banka and finally Kuya Gerald and Kuya Victor welcomed us at Guijalo port and took us to Rex Tourist Inn.

We rest a bit, ate our lunch then we headed to our first day of island hopping.

First stop: LAHOS ISLAND

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Second stop at MATUKAD ISLAND

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This is the famous island where they shoot the Survivor with magnificent limestone rock formation and a story of a lonesome bangus

inside the lagoon if you climb the steep lime stones.

It has super fine white sand which you can literally rub on your face and won’t hurt and has clear waters that’s very inviting to take a dip.

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Third stop: A short stop at Cagbalinad Beach

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Fourth stop : MINI TINAGO CAVE

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After a very fun day at the beach, we are so hungry, we need to eat.

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Bye for now. Early wake up call tomorrow 🙂

First Trip for the year 2014. Bolinao, Pangasinan

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Location : Patar Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Travel time from Manila : approx.7 hours ( 300+ kms)
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Accomodation: Costa Del Fuego

Rate: 700/ night (fan room)

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The beach was nice, clear water, fine creamy white sand, blends beautifully with the color of the sun that makes it look like a sparkly golden sand.

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The tide was pretty high when we went there because of the Amihan season. 

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Visited CAPE BOLINAO

 

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Verdict: Awesome beach, a must see,  but bear with the 7 hours long drive.