Friday, August 16, 2013

Albay 2013: Cagsawa Ruins and Guinobatan

Series:
*Bicolandia Getaway 2013: Calaguas*

Albay is my father's home town (specifically, he's from Manito, Albay, approximately 45 minutes jeepney ride from Legaspi City) and I've been there countless times. But surprisingly, even we visited in Manito, I've never been in Cagsawa Ruins, one of the most visited place in Albay which located only in Daraga, Albay (just an hour drive from Manito). And the funny thing is, even my father, never had a chance to go to Cagsawa Ruins (though he goes to Manito yearly, kulit di ba?). hahaha! 



Couple of days before our Calaguas trip, my friend Gelene told me that her mother wants us to visit their house in Guinobatan after our trip. My initial plan was after Calaguas, we are going to try surfing in Bagasbas Beach which is located in Daet (that I want to try it sooooo badly). But later on, we end up going to Guinobatan. :)




Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Camarines Norte 2013: Calaguas

Series:
*Bicolandia Getaway 2013: Cagsawa Ruins and Guinobatan*

One of my travel bucket list this 2013 is to explore the unspoiled beaches in the Philippines. I read a lot of travel blogs and type on Google search engine the places where tourists rare to visit. Calaguas is the most and recommended beach and it compares to Boracay's powdery sand.  I searched  how to go to Camarines Norte and blogger's recommended contacts and boatman. I was thinking of availing tour packages for hassle free trip. But I prepared DIY (Do-it-yourself) itinerary and estimated budget for this trip (I always love to do because I can save a lot) and compared it with the rate of tour packages, we saved almost P1,500 to DIY. Since we are tight in budget, we stick to our own itinerary. :) Yey! 

 Despite of long long long hours of travel, it's really worth it when you get in Calaguas. :) Let the photos below described you how we fell in love with Calaguas :)