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Monday, November 9, 2015

Maribago Bluewater: A taste of Class and Convenience




A stay in Maribago Bluewater is one of the luxury travels I recommend you try as it offers full package of almost everything wrapped into one beautiful paradise- that is, Maribago Bluwater.

Twice i succumbed not to count the pennies I need to pull out from my wallet, just to visit this place; and, twice I got enchanted. I wished to stay for not just a couple of days but more; yet, the bustle of city life that I escaped from clamor for some attentions; cutting the solitude I got from this place.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bantayan Island, Cebu ~ Rustically Beautiful

Blame it on this picture on the net!

taken at philnews.ph

Who could ever resist such beauty? From that point in time, Bantayan had become my most wanted place to explore. Accomplishing such dream took me over a month to conceptualize: should I go alone? Should I ask others to join? Whatever it will be, may i be alone in this place or not, I will be there. That's what I had in mind.

Okay, my idea of solo-traveling in Bantayan didn't last for so long when some of my friends showed interest in joining. I told myself, why not share whatever experience I could have in this place.

And so, the journey begun.

Early morning of November, D and I plus two of my friends headed to the airport to catch a flight going to Cebu. After an hour in the sky, we landed in Mactan Airport. We took a van going to Hagnaya Port where we had to ride a Roro. It took roughly 4 hours to reach the port. My butt ached, but my excitement ached more than my butt. My anticipation rose high upon reaching the port; seeing a body of water was enough for me to forget my aching butt.

Traveling via a Roro became tedious with the humidity at that time. I was sweating all over and D too felt uncomfortable with so many people inside the Roro.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Virgin Beach Resort ~ A harmony of Sun, Sea & Sand

Crowded thoughts..
Mixed emotions..
Challenges faced..
and..
Hope delivered..

The many reasons why you never heard from me ; 'though I traveled a lot in 2013. I wasn't given the chance to even catch up with my backlogs. But, I promised to be back.

And here I am again, writing!

This is the best way to start my 2014, I believe :) And with so many inspirations, my backlogs will be gone long enough before this year ends.

I'm treating this day as an ultimate reunion day with my passion..

Speaking of reunions, the trip that i was about to write was conceptualized as one of the monthly reunions of our Grade School batch. And yes, I was the organizer at that time. We usually held our get-together in our houses; but not when I said, we should travel. :)

I booked everything and scouted for a nearby beach in Manila. Where else to go but in Batangas. I remembered one of the popular resorts in Laiya that was used as a location in few of the movies I have watched; like, "Here comes the bride". Yes, we went to Virgin Beach resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. It was just a two- hour ride from Manila. Add an hour more if you are traveling via public bus.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Residencia de Riego; Where the Lights Glow at Night

I read about frustrating news about people getting scammed on travel deals. These led me to have a second thought of grabbing one of the leisure trip deals offered in Groupons. But the price looked tempting.. hmmm.. I said, okay, what the heck! If I'll get cheated at least it's cheap :)

We grabbed the deal of 2 days-1 night accommodation in Residencia de Riego in Alitatag, Batangas. It took us almost 2 hours to reach the place. Finding the resort was a little bit tricky as the place was not strategically located near the main road. In short, we got lost. :) Thanks to few people who helped us finding the right way and showing us the directions.

ALAS! There it is! Residencia de Riego is a huge resort. We initially roamed the place to check the amenities.It has big parking space for customers; thank God :)

Move inward the parking space and you will see their camping site. Yes, you can camp here! I was dismayed that we didn't have this option in the deal we got.

Just at the entrance you will see a mini-store where you can buy goods that you forgot to bring for the outing.

As you enter the place, cottages serve as waiting area; opposite them was the bar and restaurant. They serve good food. And they offer variety of food choices too. I got attracted with their restaurant because of its' design. It somehow gave us an ambiance of a high-end resto and it separates the resto from the pool as if they are of different place.

Native designs are the main theme of Residencia de Riego. Just across the bar are the pools.

The rooms and cottages somehow did not meet my standard as they were not so big and well-maintained. They do have a videoke that they offer an hour use for free and a billiard tables too.