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Monday, May 19, 2014

Bantayan Island, Cebu ~ Rustically Beautiful

Blame it on this picture on the net!

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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..
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.