Thursday, November 27, 2014

Antipolo, Rizal 2014: Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa

I found an unique getaway nearby Metro Manila :) Since it's a stressful week for me and Yeng, we decided to push through this very quick getaway to unwind :) 

Aurora 2014: Baler

My college friends planned to go out of town this year, and since they always get envy wherever I went. Harhar :) So we decided to go to Baler. I made an itinerary and expenses and all of them are agreed with it (no choice naman sila. hahaha).

The Genesis Bus departed in Cubao at 12mn of Saturday. It's 6.5 hours long drive with two stop overs. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Negros Occidental 2014: Mambukal Hot Spring Resort

(Super soooryy for the late post, it's been a while, tamad lang ang peg, hihihi :) )

After full packed lunch in Manokan Country (best Inasal in the world), we headed to Mambukal Hotspring Resort located at Mucia, Negros Occidental. Just less than 30 minutes from Bacolod City proper.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Talisay City, Negros Occidental 2014 : The RUINS

The Ruins is the most visited tourist spot and must-see in Negros now. They called it as "Taj Mahal of Negros" because the story behind is almost like the story of Taj Mahal of India. It was renovated and restored and turned into one of the tourist spot in Negros.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sagay City, Negros Occidental 2014 : Carbin Reef

The last time I've been in La Carlota Negros Occidental, my mother's home town and I grew up for almost 6 years (from 1990-1996) was 2006. For almost 8 years, finally! I'm back! 

I had a lot of childhood memories in that place. I bonded with my Lola (which I am certified Lola's girl) :) Last holy week of 2014, we decided to visit my Lola, she's already 84 years old and very very strong :) We arrived last Maundy Thursday, rest until Good Friday to observed the essence of Holy week :) We decided to go to Sagay City, particularly in Carbin Reef. I did research beforehand and booked our tour in Sagay City Tourism office for the tour. :)

We left La Carlota at 6am last April 19. We took a Ceres Bus to Bacolod. Since the road was under repair, we took 1.5 hours to Bacolod, instead 45 mins normally :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pangasinan 2014: Hundred Islands

When I was in grade school, (probably grade 3), my teacher posted different pictures of tourist spots in the Philippines in our room's wall. Among those pictures she's posted, I was amazed with the pictures of Hundred Islands. And in my innocent mind that time, I was thinking to go there when I grow up. 

Years passed and right now, I already in the field of being a "travel enthusiast", one of my bucket travel list is to go to a place I dreamed when I was young :) H U N D R E D  I S L A N D S :)

Last April, we planned a very quick getaway to unwind :) And yes,  we chose Hundred Islands :)
We called Island Tropic Hotel and Restaurant for a room reservation and deposit 50% down payment a week before our travel date :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Divine Mercy Shrine, El Salvador 2014

Two years ago, I planned to go to Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental. Even it takes only a few minutes bus ride from the CDO town proper, I didn't have any chance to go there. But on my second time, I'd make sure that I never miss the opportunity to go there :)

The Divine Mercy Shrine of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, Philippines is located in Divine Mercy Hills, overlooking Macajalar Bay on the Mindanao island, southern part of the Philippines
The nine-hectare land for the Shrine was purchased for a nominal amount and the shrine was constructed by donations. The shrine was completed in 2008 and is noted for having a 15.24 metre (50-feet) statue of the Divine Mercy Jesus. It serves as a pilgrimage site for Divine Mercy devotees. (Wikipedia)

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cagayan de Oro 2014: White Water Rafting

An awesome experience in Camiguin again (for me as second timer) :) hahaha. Our next adventure was White water Rafting! This is my 3rd time :) My first one was  in Davao last 2011 and the second one was also in Cagayan De Oro last 2012. :) Our host for this activity is Kagay White Water Rafting. Kat, Ate Mae, Kuya Gary and Faith are all first timer. Woohoooo! Just like me in Davao, I felt bit of nervous knowing that I am a good swimmer (partida). Since all of them are not a good swimmer, they're panicking! Lol! 

Panorama of Cagayan De Oro river :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Camiguin 2014

Camiguin is one of my favorite place. I don't know why but somehow I really feel that in my past life, I was living in there. :) Camiguin blessed with natural hot/cold spring, picturesque landscape, beautiful beaches and very warm and hospitable locals :) As early as September 2013, as usual, I texted Kuya Teddy Pabualan, owner/operator of TRUSTED Camiguin Transport, to avail again their service and he never failed to answer my "kakulitan" questions. :) Two thumbs up and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Camiguin tour operator!!! 


Monday, March 17, 2014

Bukidnon 2014: Dahilayan Adventure Park

Last year (2013), when our Singles for Christ (SFC) 20th International Conference (ICON) announced the place where our 21st ICON will be held (which in CDO), I was so excited! :)

I've been in Misamis Oriental 2 years ago, here's my CDO-Camiguin-Bukidnon blog :) That year also, Lumbia Airport serves as the main airport in the province and almost 30 minutes before you reach the CDO town proper. And last June 2013, Laguindingan International Airport opens and serves the direct flight from Misamis Oriental to some international airport in the world. Travel time from the new airport to CDO town proper is 1.5 hours. 

Don't worry, there's a lot of shuttle vans and taxis within airport premises. If you choose to ride a taxi, expect that they refuse to use meter so you will have to negotiate the rates. This is practical if you are in group. You can just divide the cost  into your number. However, there's a shuttle van operator that you can hire going to CDO and neighboring towns.


Shuttle Van parked outside the arrival area.

Their regular Rate is P 200 ($4.5).

Contact Number:
You may call their telephone number (88) 852-1999.


Their pick-up and drop-off point is located outside SEDA Hotel, Corrales Avenue near the entrance of Centrio Mall. For CDO bound passengers, they have a booth outside Laguindingan Airport arrival area.

Their regular Rate is P 249 ($5.6). Right now, they are offering a promo rate of P 199 ($4.5).

Contact Number:
You may call their mobile number 09177000925/09177943131/09228732639.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Zambales 2013: Potipot Island

I thought that Puerto Galera was my last getaway for the year 2013. :) But fortunately, no. hahaha! Due to my financial crisis this year (hahaha), some of my bucketlist this year did not push through. Anyhow, it's alright. Bawi na lang next time :)

Approximately 4-5 hours travel time from Manila to Sta. Cruz Zambales where the jump off point to Potipot Island, less crowded, more of nature and relaxing. It was named as "Boracay of Luzon". Well, it's not as  powdered - white sand as Boracay but the unspoiled place of island was worth visited than to a noisy and commercialized place. We left at 12 midnight of December 14, 2013. We rented a van cost P 1,000 each ($22) roundtrip for 12 person. Not bad :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mindoro 2013: Puerto Galera

A short weekend escape from the noise of Metro. Puerto Galera is the best quick getaway. Luckily, I am living down south of the Metro Manila and it's very accessible to go to Puerto Galera. :) Katzy (female friend) message me thru skype (that day was Thursday) that she wants to "soul searching" thing (haha). We were discussing where to go, either in Baguio, or Batangas, and/or Zambales are the first choices, hahaha! And we ended up with Puerto Galera (Wala sa choice). hahaha