“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
Despite the scarcity of moolah I experienced throughout the year, I somehow managed to scraped off some travel funds and get my butt across 13+ destinations, both locally and abroad.
So before a new calendar goes up the wall – unless the world comes to a stand still today thanks to the prediction of the Mayans – I would like to take this chance to reminisce and look back to those crazy times I had on the road.
Anawangin / Nagsasa / Capones, Zambales
PTB Bagets at Anawangin Cove, Zambales. Photo credit to Ian of Brownmantrips.com
This spontaneous trip to Zambales paved the way for all my wandering adventures in 2012. Out of nowhere, I ended up joining the birthday trip of a co-blogger named Ivan where I also met other adventurous souls like Elal, Chino, Byron, Ian, Cai and JL.
Together, we traversed Mount Pundaquit in the middle of the scorching heat of the afternoon sun (believe me when I say I almost died on that trek!), scared ourselves senseless during a kwentuhan-slash-takutan session in Nagsasa Cove, marveled at the night sky veiled with thousands of twinkling stars and bathe in the rough waters of Capones to reach the rustic Faro Punta de Capones. Needless to say, it was an unforgettable trip made even more remarkable by new-found friends. Continue reading “2012: A year of Perpetual Summer” »
Situated in the northern part of Iloilo, Bulubudiangan also known as Sandbar Island harbors one of the loveliest beaches you would ever find in this iconic province. It has been a favorite getaway spot for locals and tourist alike because of its stunning features: the fine white sand beach, the crystal clear turquoise water, and the picture-perfect surroundings. One could easily spend a day or two in this island just lazily swinging by the hammock, snorkeling in the blue waters, strolling by the beach and enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of nature.
”We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch
- we are going back from whence we came.”
John F. Kennedy
The tide was high and the sun about to set when I reluctantly drag myself away from the playful waves. It has been three hours since I gave in to the seduction of the turquoise blue water; basking in the warmth of the sun and happily swimming in the shallow areas. Time and again, I would chance upon colorful stones & shells, picked them up one by one, only to throw them back again into the vast sea. By the time I got out of the water I was as sun-kissed as ever, sporting a skin tone 3 shades darker than my previous one. Continue reading “ILOILO | Sun-kissed and stranded” »
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- EL NIDO | Pangalusian Island and Secret Lagoon Beach
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