EAT Danao Experience! – THE PLUNGE

No no to chicken dance!! I conquer my fear in height. I did the Plunge and Suislide at Danao. SUPER MEGA to the maximum highest level of experience! But I 💛 it!! I can do it again and again and again!! 🙂 I hope my pocket will agree to that LOL. Sound scary pero kinaya ko!!

You can experience the plunge for only Php 700 pesos, with certificate of it once you’ll try it. Suislide on the other hand cost Php 350 pesos naman. It takes 2 hours joy ride from Tagbilaran to Danao Adventure park. Yeah time consuming right? so better be there early if you want to enjoy the place hehe anyway sulit naman 😜

I’m here now!! emotionally ready!! (kunyari lang 😜)

A canyon swing adventure THE PLUNGE attraction mounted over a 200 meter high and 300 meter wide gorge. A person would have to do a 45 meters free fall before being launched on a pendulum swing measuring to a hundred meter diameter. Actually there are lots of activities you can do there like rappelling, root climbing, kayaking and lots of lots of lots of adventure….hehe try to visit  E.A.T DANAO for more info  🙂

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Camarines Sur Experience / Wakeboarding at CWC

I’m a type of girl who really loves fun and adventure, trying out wakeboarding is really new for me but hey! I did it and it was so fun 😊. It was not as scary as I thought but a little complicated for a beginner like me, but other than that it was a fun experience. Another check on my bucket list! Wake boarding makes my trip to Bicol Region so memorable and fun! 😊

You can visit their site here: Camsur Watersports Complex CWC

Nag-paangkas ang trip ko 😉

We were so lucky that time because the place is not crowded and we have so much time to enjoy the activity (as in want-to-sawa kami as in wakeboarding till you drop). When we visit the place is it currently under renovation due to the typhoon. I’ve noticed some broken cottages,the restaurant roof are unfortunately not well maintained and dilapidated,the glass door on the front desk won’t close properly and the wood is rotten. Sink is broken and wooden locker room is not available. I must say they need a major upgrade and repair of that place. Restaurant was very slow and most of the food in the menu wasn’t available (btw the Chinese Adobo is really yummy and affordable). Some of the rooms are close and some of the lake is not operational (under maintenance I guess) in addition for that, the Mayon Volcano is in alert level that time so the place in not jam-packed. (see picture below)

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Banol Beach, Coron Youth Club Beach and Calumbuyan Island

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home

🙂 It’s true that nature is not just a place to visit like any famous places in the world.. It just as simple as what we called HOME 🙂 where you find  your comfort zone , friends, love and serenity .

Another exciting day for me!! wondering what is waiting for me on the other side

Next destination Banol Beach 🙂 It was soo beautiful, I saw limestone rock formation and different kinds of cottages (KUBO kung baga hehehe!) this is bulit for excursionist for them to have a place to stay. I noticed also a small store in the island where you can buy chips and drinks...It has small stretch white beach that is enough for us to stroll and hang around for the next few minutes of stay.. 🙂 Some of my friend decided to have a quick nap of one of the cottages, while me and Leny of course Lol 😛 we roamed around the beach looking for a great view that will fits on our picture perfect souvenir hahaha so  it’s time to click and flick!! 🙂  haha ito na ang tinatawag na paitiman 😛

Approaching Banol Beach  and all I can say is WoW! 🙂

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My Boracay Vaction, Philippines :)

My superfriends and I went to Boracay last weekend May 07,2011 for some stress break and leisure (actually sabit nga lang ako lol). I thought it wouldn’t be that fun kasi nga nagkataon pa na may bagyo, but it turned out so great and fun 🙂 Everybody had soo much fun (minus the windy and rainy days lol :D)

Our destination! Boracay 🌴

From plane up to Boracay and vice versa are worth remembering and I’m sure that fun would remain in our hearts and memories even as time passes by. Kaya nga masusundan ulit ng CDO (we will invade Mindanao naman hahaha). This vacation is really best for me,  my first time in Boracay!

bye bye Manila for the meantime✈

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Coron, Palawan :) The best Vacation ever!

We had our trip last February 16-20 this year. My friends and I went to Coron,Palawan via Cebu Pacific. We availed one of DIY Coron’s service. Reuel my officemate is the one who made all the effort to make this trip worth a cent. DIY arranged everything for us (don’t know how much  we cost for that haha basta enjoy ok na Lol :P) services include airport transfer, lodging, boat trips, fees, breakfast an lunch during the tours, merienda ( which is maruya and softdrinks) 🙂  haha everything except for the airfare and DINNER!!!!!

We’re here!! Welcome to Busuanga Airport ✈

From the minute we landed into Busuanga Airport, they took care of everything. With banner pa nga hehe as a warm welcome haha. We were picked up by Kuya mabait (forgot his name) hahaha with his white van and drove us to Amphibi-ko lodge where we will stay.

 

Amphibi-ko lodge is just  a couple of steps away from the port area..:P  hmm really accessible hehehe.

The more the merrieR!! ⛵ Cost sharing Lol  🙂

we had our lunch at the boat mini dinning area haha medyo siksikan nga lang 🙂 but that was the best lunch ever!. It was a feast for us.. Mga hungry monster! Lol 🙂 we had ensaladang talong, seafood, banana and fried chicken para sa mga allergic sa seafood haha.

🍴Lunch was prepared by the crew

Then off we go to  our day tour :).. First stop : KAYANGAN LAKE   To get to the lake we need to climbed up in a rocky mountain that boasted our stamina hahaha kidding! well, this first stop was really awesome..After making us tired hiking up on rocky (limestone) mountain we didn’t expect it to be this beautiful. A nice view and a cave on top of the hill are really beautiful. You could actually go inside the cave 🙂 i really like it!! i never tried this before. 🙂

It took them a long time to climb those stairs hahaha yet picture picture parin 😀

At last!.. all I can say is WOW!!! BEAUTIFUL

This is the view (our reward) haha !! REaLLy WOW!

Inside the cave  🙂 or should i say the crowded cave hahaha 😛

The water is soooooo clean!! i can shout it in the world that this lake is super clean you can almost see ground and the fish!! perfect! the guide led us  to this small cave  but we never try it  hmm because were busy taking picture.. lol 😛 (oops visiting coron required underwater camera for you to explore more under the sea..lol dont miss the shipwreck and colorful fish..)

what a tiring day….beautiful!!!..I don’t think I can say any word to describe it!

We hung out for a while there, sinulit ang pagkakataon 🙂 because were the only people in the place.. hmmm mybe a few people came by after namin masulit yung lugar hehehe. 

The water is definitely clean, you can see some rock formations under that blue clear water and fishss!! Lots of them 🙂 its nice when they are following you while you are swimming 🏊

edzra whola!! His amazing underwater shot!! 🙂

Along the way we passed by Kalachuchi Beach for 30 minutes, maybe they called it kalachuchi beach because of course of Kalachuchi  tree hahaha 🙂

Stolen shot from a friend 🙂 

Kalachuchi Beach

Meet the gang: the kalachuchi girls hahahaha

Nice beach fine sand and clear water tooo!

After Kalachuchi Beach, The Mainit este MAQUINIT HOTSPRING shouldn’t be missed, a must see-experience place in Coron. By the time we went there the weather gone bad.. sobrang lakas ng ulan na feeling namin kaylangang mag life vest!! hahaha … so, the boat need to stay in Maquinit  for a meantime and yes! that is the time we explore place and dipped into a hotspring pool!! 

 It’s raining 🙂 and the water is sooo damn HOt!
(opps am I talking about the people on the other side) LoL! Hotta!

I searched about the place and i found out that: It is the only known saltwater hot spring in the Philippines and probably the only one in the Asia. The hot spring is just about 25 minutes from the town center and is perfectly located between a hill and the blue sea whose shores are lined with mangrove trees and floating bamboo cottages.

📷water proof camera … huwag ka sanang masira hehe 

Dipping into the hot water of Maquinit really relaxed our whole body, what a life!! much better than a hot oven sauna. It really felt good!! Come to think of if.. the temperature is about 40 degrees Celsius..and the weather is freaking COLD!! what else we can do is to stay up on that big nature hot tub and wait for the rain to stop..:) I guess its better to go there at night or in the morning  hehe 🙂 We left the springs feeling relaxed and ready to go for another day of discovery.

 Plumeria… pretty isn’t 🙂







SAGADA, Philippines – Experience North :)

Watching Sagada’s awesome sunrise!

My friends and I planned for another vacation this year and we decided to conquer SAGADA 😊. Since we will going to have a long holiday vacation on November we figure it out that this is the best time to visit it. (I agree because I never been in SAGADA. It always been a dream for me to visit that place, I only saw it in a documentary program in GMA 7 before, i think that is iwitness.) So here it goes they booked a package tour @ PARANA tours for 3,200 petot per head for 3Days/2nights of stay) .

All of us were really excited for the long road trip via a small opps big van. A very long butt-aching ride before we reached our final destination lol :P. Good thing we had some several stop- over to discharge, refill our stomach and empty our bladders *wink. Tip: You have to prepare (5) five peso coin to be able to use a comfort room or else “sa bukid walang papel” hahaha

I love Sagada so much, the moment I laid my eyes on its magnificent scenery I can say it is indeed beautiful… I know in my heart it is a paradise 🙂

 

We arrived arrived in Sagada late in the morning due to some circumstances we had in NLEX. We consumed too much time travelling that somewhat affect our itinerary. Everything is changed and re-arranged *lol. After our AG-TANG (agahan con tanghalian in a small restaurant) hahaha we just freshened ourselves and head as fast as we can to our guest house. Settling our things in our respective rooms, changed clothes and then off to go. We are so in rush in everything just to make sure that we are on the right track.. 😛 hahaha first stop: Hanging Coffins.

As we head off to our first stop which is Echo valley, We passed through this church St. Mary the Virgin Church and St. Mary’s cemetery. Passing through the cemetery gives me some eerie feeling hahaha kaba much eh (takut kasi ako sa sementeryo lalo na sa probinsya :().

way that leads to the hanging coffins / CEMETERY
Our group @ St. Mary the Virgin church

St. Mary’s church was built in year 1904 by American Missionaries and it was founded to spread the Christian faith in Sagada. If you walk at the ground you can see the green hill behind the church and the old bell on display. To see the hanging coffins really closer you’ll need to trek 20-30 minutes mabilis na siguro ang 20 minutes kung mabilis kang maglakad hehehe by the time we went there is almost sunset sobrang kuha lng kami ng photos and after that balik ulit sa main point. (katakot abutan ng dilim)

 

making fun of my friend while hiking

Hanging coffins are coffins which have been placed on lime stones cliff pretty amazing right?. Some people say there are hundreds of them in Sagada and some of those coffins is more than a century year old. The tourist guide said that the latest coffins was just added last 2010 and people believed that when a loved one dies the corpse should be hanged in a place higher than the ground so that their spirit would be free. You will notice also some coffins that are shorter than the usual sized coffins nowadays. I heard the guide said that upon death the corpses were positioned like an infant in a mother’s womb that’s why it looks like small. When I saw it closely I’am truly blessed. I was amazed how they brought it up there and hang on the cliff as high as hundred feet or more.

 

A century old coffins hang on the cliff are still intact despite the years and harsh weather, really amazing!.

 

 

creepy* but still, it’s part of our history. 

Life in Sagada is easy, simple and healthy. With fresh air, fresh food and clean greenly community. It’s not hard to fall in love by the warmth and charming hospitality of Sagada  people. I noticed nga they mostly spoke English pa ah even kids on the street  spoke english better than talagalog or Ilocano diba 😉 maybe because of foreign tourist contribute more to enhance their communication skills 😊 ang galing!!

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