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May 23-24, 2014
Cris, Marki, Judith, Miko, Nico, Mon, Hai, Bryner, Charles, Gerald, Eunice, Jazsy, Victor
Bolinao falls, alaminos pangasinan
Arrived a bit late but still managed to have fun at this first stop where we had our lunch prepared by Nico or Judith. First free fall jump along the falls. Thrilling, exciting and so damn anti badvibes from the agit tour guides.
Cold sub terrain pool inside the cave which i will trade for any beach experience under the scorching heat of the sun. Its summer, yes, and we love the water, yes. But we were amazed by its beauty, it exceeded all our expectations that we are ready to drop every other itenery we have planned. Thus the start of the agit tour guide saga.
Nah. Just an ordinary white/dirty white beach. Or maybe enchanted river just raised the bar of expectations for us
Seafood restaurant for dinner
Usual dinner by the bay. Nothing special. Even the food is overrated. I cant remember the name of the place. Thats how bad it is.
Vistas islas resort and hotel – Room 202 – Bahay pasugalan
Learned a new card game. Easy mechanics but fast money circulation. As usual, i dont join card games where there is money involved. Not my kind of game i guess. I got so bad luck even beginners luck has dammaged reputation in me.
Hundred islands – beach hopping
153 steps to reach its summit where there a good view of almost all other islands. PBB house is also here – is that really famous? Just a so-so house in the middle of a hundred islands. Its cool for a location, other than that, nothing special. But this island is really a good starting point where you get to see other nearby islands.
Monkey island – because there are monkeys. No beach area
Romulo island – romulo named it. I dont know why or what for
Marcos Island – highlight of the trip
Conquered cliff diving. First jump was as the lowest platform available in the cave. The drop feels so relieving. Emotinal thrust. Letting go of everything. Ready to die moment but it feels fulfilling as water touches your feet. Panic rushed in, jumping is just half of the fun. Paddling your way out of the cave with around 8 feet deep water is a challenge if your drop didnt go well and your butt and thighs are all aching.
This island’s beauty captured us that we are ready to throw the itenerary we have again. But we have to move on. There are a hundred different experiences in each island
Quezon Island – where most expensive lunch is served. We didnt eat here.
Turtle island not because there are turtle but because its shape looked like one. There are crocs though.
Bat island – weird that those bats are of different kind than those in the caves weve been.
Children island – didnt asked why the name
Cuenco island – last stop for lunch
We are all too tired and hungry to swim. And i think there is no beach area in the island. The food is reasonably priced. Food is usual but fresh.
January 31, 2014
Erin, Vanie, Mabel, Dada
9:40 flight to Coron
11+ Arrived at Apartelle Gabrielle
Lunch at Centro Coron – Adobo kambing, grilled liempo and tuna steak – all must try
3:30 town tour
Park – Reclaimed area near market
Mt. Tapias – 750 steps. 30 mins climb. Scenic and perfect view for sunset
Maquinit Resort – hot spring that flows to open sea.
Kasuy Factory for best kasuy pasalubong
Santino’s Grill for dinner, nothing special
9:30pm back at gabrielle
Mt. Tapias sunset view followed by a dip in hot spring resort – Maquinit. I was surprised that it was a salt water hot spring but nonetheless it didnt stop us to enjoy and take a relaxing stretches after the climb.
Kasy factory offers a slightly higher price for their products. They are known around travelers, thats why. If budget restricted, kasuy are also available in the market for lower price.
Day 3: Wet most of the time.
7:30 left Coron and started our boat ride to Malcapuya. 1.5 hrs away.
First stop at Bulog Island, Banana island – because of their a lot of coconut tree according to a bully tricycle driver, Malcapuya Island.
Banana Island has the best snorkeling spot while Malcapuya has the best accomodation. Bulog island on the other hand is a good place to stay away and be alone.
12:00 lunch by the boat. We opted to have our lunch while traveling back to camalian group of islands instead of staying in Malcapuya. Time is precious for us since all destinations for 2 day tour is compressed to just 1 day.
Atwayan beach and skeleton wreck is next on the list. Skeleton wreck is a good spot for snorkeling as well.
Twin Peak and Kayangan Lake is a must see beauty as well. Kayangan Lake is within the protected areas of Tagbanua, tribesmen here in Palawan. A quick painful, stressful climb must be conquered before reaching this hidden paradise. So peaceful and calm. Fresh water to wash all salt water from the whole day tour is a refreshing experience.
5:00 back at the hotel
8:00 dinner at kawayanan grill. Exotic crocodile must try. Garlic pasta as well.
Day 4: Sun Kissed
9:00 marinated danggit for the last time
11:00 ATM hunting since we are already running out of cash and most ATMs are offline
12:00 Back at Centro Coron to try more kambing dishes but I chose pansit instead.
1:00 Landbank saves the day. Withdrawal at last!
2:00 Enroute to Francisco Airport in Busunga.
Played with kids to pass time.
Feb. 6, 2013
With Netsuite’s best QA’s, we went trekking at Taal.
Assembly time is around 4:30 – 5:00 am so we can be at the crater at around 8, when the sun is not too hot yet for walking our way up. But with all good fortune, I woke up 15 minutes before 5. I have to prepare my things, take a bath and walk/ride to RCBC. I arrived 2 minutes before 5. Late comers will have to buy coffee for everyone, 22 cups!
We took a boat from Talisay to Taal. It was a smooth sail. Then we arrived at the shores of the volcano. To our surprise, we are at an island not too far from what we believed as Taal Volcano. Thanks to misleading books and post cards.
Going up to the crater is really a deadly challenge. With burning heat of the sun and not enough water. I remembered trekking to Anawangin. It was actually a nice experience. sweating it all. But what I hated is my passing out when I reached the top. I should really work on my cardio and boost my stamina. All in all, I really enjoyed the view up there. I never thought there can be such spectacular place near home. It feels like I am a total stranger at the lake where I actually grew up. I love the view, fresh air, calm breeze, steady clash of waves at the shore. I am at home :)
Going down, I rode a horse for 2 reasons. One, experience because I never rode one before and its a perfect timing because of the second reason, I passed out going up. Thus, rode it to be sure I would be able to enjoy the rest of our day-out.
On the boat going back, best waves for adventure seekers but not for the faint-hearted. The waves ridiculously crashed into the boat because we are directly heading opposite the wind.
Then we traveled back up to Tagaytay and headed to Taal Vista for lunch. So much for working out and tiring ourselves trekking, we ate until we are all full. It was a buffet so I actually can’t tell how much I ate. After eating, we go out for a walk and the club actually has a good spot for over-looking at Taal.
After taking a lot of pictures at Taal Vista, we go out of way just to be able to buy some pasalubong at Sonya’s Garden. I thought it was overrated. They actually served good cookies and pastries but I think I wouldn’t go out of way again just to be at Sonya’s. Unless maybe if I’m coming from Nasugbu and it is actually on the way.
After Sonya’s, plan was to go to Nuvali but it changed when we stopped over Rowena’s for more pasalubong. They thought about going to MOA for dinner and having KTV after. But all changed again when we were stuck in traffic and we all felt tired and exhausted.
We just headed back to RCBC, part ways and call it a day.
*thanks to Pao and Gelo for the pics!
Isa na naman karumal-dumal na outing ang nangyari with Aubrey, Cireen, Michelle, Charmaine, Arra, Mark and Johnver.
Trekking from Pundaquit
Nagdilim lang naman ang paningin ko sa almost 3 hours na trekking namin. normally, 4 hours dapat ang pag-akyat pero sa salamat sa bibo namin mga tour guides na may pagkasadista yata at allergic sa pahinga. Halos lumawit na ang baga namin sa hingal at tunay ka naman nakakapanghina ang umakayat sa mabatong bundok. Salamat na rin at hindi masyadong tirik ang araw noong paakyat kame. Pero nung pababa na, grabe lang ang init ng mga bato, buhangin, graba at lupa. Bumigay pa ang tsinelas ko mismong pagbaba namin ng bundok. Pag dating namin sa beach, sulit ang pinagpaguran na akyat. Bukod sa maganda ang beach masarap ang food (kahit wala akong ganang kumain dahil sa pagod)!
Trekking to Southside Cliff
Syempre ang una kong tanong, “Pedeng mag-cliff dive?” Hindi agad sila nakasagot, pero sabi ng mga tour guides, pede naman. Lalo akong naexcite. Nakakawalang gana lang at nakakasira ng mood yung dinaanan namin na hanggang mababa-ng-konte-sa-singit na tubigan. Dati daw yung lubluban ng kalabaw. Halata naman sa kulay ng stagnant water. Pero wala na kaming maggawa, “bawal ang primadona” sabi nga sa tour guidelines. Sa kabutihang palad, malayo pa kami sa paanan ng bundok, nakita na agad ni Rian na sarado ang dadaanan namin kaya umalis na kami sa tubigan at sa pangpang na lang dumaan. Buwis buhay na naman ang trekking na yun! Mas maikli nga ng di hamak ang akyat na ito kase mga 15-20 mins lang ata ay nasa tuktok na agad kami (or na practice lang ng sagadan sa unang trek) pero mas nakakatakot ang akyat na ito, dahil literal na gumagapang kami paakyat. may halong rock climbing pata ang daan sa Southside cliff (eksaherada ang rock clibming pero gumapang talaga kami). Sa tuktok, makikita ang dinaanan namin nun unang trek pata ang shore line ng beach na pagsstayan namin. Maganda! Plus almost sunset pa nung pumunta kami kaya lalong Maganda! Kaso hindi naman kaya magcliff dive.
*waiting for pics for grab kina arra
Barcardi c/o Obi ang aming manawid uhaw noong gabi pagkatapos ng wagas na dinner. At hindi pinatawad ang aming mga tourguides sa Bobo game/lasing bobo/category game. Bumenta ang categories na:
Pagkatapos Empreraning na ang tinira namin, tulugan na ang karamihan sa amin pero natira kami nina Obi at Cy sa inuman, nakikipag kwentuhan at nakipagpalitan ng jokes. Dahil may varsity kame sa jokes na itago natin sa pangalang Justin Bibo na bawal mabasa ang bangs habang naglalangoy, naspoil ang karamihan ng jokes na baon ng tour guide namin. At kung ang jokes nila e bago sa pandinig, mageeffort talaga muna na sumagot sina Cy at Obi mapanindigan lang ang pangsspoil. Hindi rin mawawala ang banatan before lunch nung Sunday habang nagpupusoy. Seryoso ang pusoy na ito dahil ulam for lunch ang nakapusta dahil may kalaro silang taga kabilang group. Mga bitchy lines pa muna ang sinimulan ni Aubrey hanggang sa naging malaswaan.
*will add more pag naalala pa
Ay nagmallows pala muna kami sa bampayr bago nagpakawasak. Mallows and crackers never fails.
At nagblack out ako sa buhanginan, tinulugan ko ang kakwentuhan kong sina Luigi at Natalie.
Batuhan ang dalampasigan ng Capones at nagpadulas dulas sina Aubrey at Cy after kami ibaba ng bangka sa hanggang bewang na tubig. Kitang kita ang kalawakan ng dagat sa Capones. Mainit akyatin pero ayun, maganda naman kaya ok na din! May abandonadong bahay at light house. At may hindi kagandahang presensya sa light house na yun. Pero ok lang, matao naman nung nagpunta kame.
Friday morning till around 4: panaka naka ang message ko kina cy, obi at mich para sa paggogrocery that night. pati kina arra at mark dahil sa bahay sila matutulog.
5pm: nagmeeting sa office at naassign ako sa bagong project. ang malala nito, kelangan ko magOT ng friday at saturday. so nagback out na ako sa weekend trip na ito.
6-7pm: Nakikipagpaliwanagan sa kung anong mangyayari sa trip ng wala ako. huling habilin kina Cy at obi. Nakikipag bargain pa kay Hansen si Cy na sya na lang ang sumama kapalit ko.
10pm: Dumating na sina Arra at Mark sa bahay. Dahil backout na nga ako, sa bahay na lang sila muna,uuwe ako pag aalis na sila papuntang SM North. Habang kumakain kame, nag-iisip kame ng way para magpaalam na sunday after na lang ako papasok instead na sabado.
11pm: Naggrocery na kame nina Cy, Mark, Arra, Mich. At nakaisip na kame ng solusyon sa problema. Lagari mode on.
1130pm: Nagpaalam ako sa producer ko. PUMAYAG!! Ang saya ko lang!!
3am: Umuwe ako from office, para kaunin sina Mark at Arra! Anawangin mode na!!
Ayun lang naman, magtrekking ng walang tulog ay hindi advisable. Nakakapanghina.
Dahil nagenjoy ako personally sa services ng tour guide natin, kung babalik ulit ako dun, dito na ako maglalagay ng reference.
firstname.lastname@example.org – Guideline 12: Flirt with our tour guides at your own risk.
Tour Guides: Ri-an, Mat, Efren and Luigi.
*insert fb fan page link
Subukan mo lang magmahal ng tulad ko…
Para di mo naman pagsisihang nabuhay ka sa mundong ito.
Ako nga pala ang UNCLE mo.
UNCLE-langan mo sa buhay mo.
Kung tayo ang inilaan para sa isa’t isa, tayo talaga.
Pero kung hindi… Wag kang KJ! Pilitin natin.
Kailangan pa bang lagyan ng speaker ang puso ko?
Para lang marinig mo na IKAW ang sinisigaw nito?!
Pwede bang pa-HUG?
Bini-HUG mo kasi ang puso ko.
Kahit PANGIT ako…
Kaya naman kitang PANGITiin.
Ang 3D/2N escapade sa Boracay ay talagang bitin. I was with Brian, Jet and his girlfriend Anna. We stayed at Casa D’Estrella which is a quite nice place and the attendants are really accommodating. It was thanks to Cash Cash Pinoy deal that we got this cheap deal.
We spent our first afternoon walking along the shore. Trying to burn what we ate and our skin as well. That night we tried to look for an appetizing buffet meal. We walked from Station 2 to the farthest end of Station 3 to check all the restaurants. We ended up walking back to Station 2 and we chose the restaurant that served a lot of talaba.
Then we drunk at Guilly’s in Station 1. The DJ is ridiculously great. He has played silly OPM songs but I thought it was actually cool because it did not sound off. And then came Captain awesome after we had 3 pitchers of weng weng.
Captain awesome is awesome. He can climb trees, walk on water, fly and jump over big gaps.
The following day, Saturday, we woke up at 11. Worst hang over. I dont know what to eat or drink. Swam for an hour then had an epic phone call. I was also able to try chori-burger. We went to Grotto at Station 1 then had a massage at Haplos. After the massage, all I can say is. “Thus the name indeed is Haplos”. We had mozzarella-filled burger for dinner. Then tried to party at Cocomangas but the music wasnt that great so we came back to Guilly’s which to our surprise was just across the street.
The following morning, I set my alarm at 6am so I can check the stores for pasalubong but we all woke up at around 8. So we had no time to shop anymore. We had our lunch at Kalibo, in a restaurant across the airport.