Sunday, January 21, 2018

Catanduanes 2016: Baras (Puraran Beach and Binurong Point)

This is the continuation of my Sorsogon-Catanduanes trip last 2016 :)

We continue our journey to Catanduanes :) We woke up early to catch up the 9:00 AM schedule of RoRo going to Virac port from Tabaco port.

Catanduanes is also known "Land of the Howling Winds" because most of the typhoon passed by in this province.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Laguna 2016: Hulugan Falls

Another spontaneous trip! We explored another wonders of Laguna :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sorsogon 2016: Matnog (Juag Marine Sanctuary, Subic Beach and Calintaan Cave)

I miss blogging! haha. It's been a while :)

This is my Sorsogon-Catanduanes 2016 trip series :) (39th and 40th province)

We went to Sorsogon last May 2016. We rode a bus from Alabang Thursday everning (May 26) to Bulan, Sorsogon. We booked a ticket 5 days before our trip.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

BIG Solo Trip 2016: Guimaras

This is the last destination of my B-I-G Solo trip, Guimaras! You can check my previous post:

Whenever I hear the province of Guimaras, sweet mangoes comes in my mind. And I proved it when I went there. After my Iloilo day tour, I went to Ortiz Port, jump off point to Guimaras.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

BIG Solo Trip 2016: Iloilo

A day after my Bacolod Solo Trip (March 30, 2016), I went to my second solo trip destination, Iloilo City! By the way, I had a courage to went solo trip to these places because somehow I can understand the dialect, Ilonggo (I am half Ilongga). So it's not that hard for me to communicate with the locals. But whether you can't speak or understand their dialect, Ilonggos are so warm and hospitable and they are willing to help like if you're asking directions. And their very sweet accent that added to the charm of the place :) 

It was my first time to go in Iloilo. It's 1.5 hour away from Bacolod City via fast ferry. I had a itinerary list of places where I can stroll around the province.

BIG Solo Trip 2016: Bacolod City

It's been a year since my first ever B-I-G (Bacolod-Iloilo-Guimaras) solo trip. Pardon me if this is a late post already. Hahaha. (Lazy bones here, hahaha)

I've been in Bacolod like nth time. It's just an hour away from La Carlota City, my mother's hometown. Last 2016, I went there for Holy week vacation. It's also an anticipated trip because it was my first solo trip, (and of course, my mother didn't know, haha).

I miss my long hair :(

Monday, November 21, 2016

Batangas 2016: Mt. Pinagbanderahan (Gulugod-Baboy)

Early this year, I started my travel journey in hiking at Mt. Gulugod-baboy (Mt. Pinagbanderahan) in Mabini, Batangas. I am sorry but I am not a big fan of hiking really. But I don't know what kind of spell that my colleague did to convince me to go with them. Hahaha. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

La Union 2015: La Union

La Union is a province located in Region I (Ilocos Region) and known as the Surfing Capital of the North.

Last October 2015, we visited and explored this province. It was also our anniversary trip with my Bosslove :) (Yiheeeeee). We went to Partas Bus Terminal in Pasay and hopped in bus going to Abra. We bought ticket for 12:00 midnight trip. :)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Journey in Japan 2015

It's been almost a year since I went to Japan. Even today, my memories are still clear. Every places I've been, every food I've tasted, every people I've met. Everything! Until now, I just can't imagine I set my foot in everyone's dream destination. And I am so blessed that Japan is my first ever country I visited. :)

In this post, I want to summarize (and reminisce) my journey in this beautiful country. :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Osaka

Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the KeihanshinMetropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is the second largest city in Japan by daytime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and the third largest city by nighttime population after Tokyo's 23 wards and Yokohama, serving as a major economic hub for the country. (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Nagashima Spaland (Kuwana, Japan)

Nagashima Spa Land is a major amusement park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture,Japan. It features several roller coasters, thrill rides, and kid rides, a giant Ferris wheel, and a water park. As of 2012, Nagashima Spa Land is the 18th most visited amusement park in the world. (Wikipedia)

We went to Nagashima Spaland in Kuwana for Maiki's pre birthday celebration. It took 2.5 to 3 hours drive to Kuwana from Omihachiman.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Fukui

Summer is one of my favorite season of the year. I am lucky to experienced this twice last 2015. In Japan, summer season begins from last week of June to August (if I'm not mistaken). I am so glad the the MG group invited me to their Fukui trip! 

We slept over in Kuya Roger and Ate Annabel's house. We woke up early and we are ready for beach! It took 2 hours drive from Omihachiman to Fukui. 

Mostly, the beaches in the Philippines have nipa huts or cottages whether private resorts or public beaches. Unlike in Japan, they do pitch tent and set up big umbrellas with folding chairs!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Kyoto

Kyoto is one of my favorite tourist spot in Japan. I saw some Filipino celebrities posted on their IG account the famous Fushimi-Inari Taisha. I just told myself before that when I go to Japan, I will surely visit the Shrine. And when I had the chance to go to Japan last 2015, I finally set my foot in this amazing place.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Japan 2015 Series: Nara Park

At last, my series Japan blog post is activated. Hahaha! This past few months, I’ve been through a lot of stuffs. Back logs pa more. Hahaha! Well, here’s my Nara Park photo blog.

Nara Park (奈良公園 Nara Kōen?) is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa, established in 1880. Administratively, the park is under the control of Nara Prefecture. The park is one of the "Places of Scenic Beauty" designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Over 1,200 wildsika deer (シカ or 鹿 shika) freely roaming around in the park are also under designation of MEXT, classified as natural treasure. While the official size of the park is about 502 hectare, the area including the grounds of Tōdai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, andKasuga Shrine, which are either on the edge or surrounded by Nara Park, is as large as 660 ha. (Wikipedia)

We rode train going to Kyoto then another train to Nara. It was the first time I rode train in Japan. Hahaha! It was amazing! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Japan 2015 Series: My Epic Arrival

It took a while to post my Japan trip. Honestly, I have no idea how to start, how to categorize etcc… (excuses, hihi) Here it goes :)

 I couldn’t imagine that a simple, corporate employee/slave (charot) who earns only more or less 15k, and  few debts (credit card, housing loan etc.) like me had a chance to travel in Japan, hihihi. I am lucky that surrounded by loving and generous people whom treated me like their own family. I will take this opportunity to thank the family who helped me with the documents and opened their beautiful house for me to stay in Japan for 15 days, Mizutani Family, and to those people I met and became my friends.