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” »
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
Adele’s ‘Someone like you’ kept playing in my mind like a broken CD as I sat by the battered window seat inside the rickety old bus. Outside the window fluffy white clouds adorned the vast blue sky and hovered over a landscape dominated with greens: trees, shrubs and fields after rolling fields of rice paddies. Lakes and fish ponds could be seen occasionally breaking the monotony of vegetation.
I would’ve fully enjoyed the scenery if not for our manic driver who was crazily moving in and out of traffic in a way that will make Harry Potter’s Knight Bus proud and made me wish I had taken a different bus instead.
After 3-hours of roller coaster ride courtesy of the Ceres bus we finally managed to safely reached the northern town of Sara. I quickly transferred to an equally worn-out jeepney bound for Concepcion, hoping that the vehicle would leave soon so I could still catch the lone public boat going to my destination. Thankfully it did and by 10:00 AM I was already scrambling on my way towards the pier. I didn’t bother going to the tourism office for fear of getting left behind by the boat. Continue reading “ILOILO | Seeking Paradise in Bulubudiangan” »
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