For me sunset is a natural beauty of nature. Hindi na kailangan pang i-Photoshop or i-ADOBe 😉 because it just turned out that way and it will always be that way. It always feels great watching it, parang lagi mong sasabihin na yes! tapos nanaman ang isang araw and may bukas ulit. Watching sunset gives romantic feelings pa diba? 😊 especially when two of you are watching it together pa at sa beach pa ayyie! (kilig mode) well, hopeless romatic kasi ako! pagbigyan! Lol 😂
We always see it everyday, but how often do we really take time to see it….
Me: always 😊
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) .
Watching Sagada’s awesome sunrise!
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)
If you love renaissance architecture you will definitely like this castle. It nice to know the history behind this majestic place 🙂 This castle has been very well preserved and you can see it on the wall, ceiling and painting inside. Interesting to know. Just make sure to get a guided tour to understand it well. You might find it boring if you are alone but the surroundings are really nice especially the lake Vättern on the Summer time. Don’t forget to visit this place and include on your castle bucket list 🙂
Base Camp is located at 88 Mandrazo Fruit Complex, C. Bangoy St. Davao City. (this is based on their business card)
For inquiries, call 09323500921, 09088941468, (082)3057624 .
If you are looking for a fun and memorable experience in Davao you must try whitewater rafting! 😉 and Base Camp Davao provides this unique service. The package cost 1,500 pesos per person which is inclusive of transportation, food,Basecamp T-Shirt, safety gears, guides and CD of all the pictures 🙂 supah sulit diba.
To schedule a trip with them, you must book ahead of your schedule plus they require at least 5 persons per trip but you can join the schedule of others if your group is below the required minimum number of persons. Well, if you really want to go out on your own group with less participants and with no other groups going on same schedule, you still can although you have to pay for the cost of other 5 persons.
The rafting takes 2 to 3 hours to finish the 13-km long course.
They can schedule 2 rafting trips in the day and my friends and I decided to choose morning batch that starts at 7 am in the morning. We were picked up by basecamp jeepney from our hotel to their office where we got first our gear and signed waiver forms. It takes about an hour jeepney ride towards the starting point (put-in area) at Tamugan bridge.
contract signing LOl 🙂 White water rafting is not new to me 🙂 because this is my second time to try this kind of activity, first is in CDO.
Calaguas – Beautiful Island from its clear water, powdery white sand like Boracay and a peaceful surrounding is almost like a paradise 🙂 definitely one of the best island to visit nowadays! specially if you’re tired visiting crowded beaches. A very laid-back island, simple and stress-free, far from the hectic city life!
Superfriends class picture
Calaguas is an island located in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. As part of our DIY Bicol Region tour this year, my friends and I decided to include this lovely place in our trip. Guys! for almost 2 hours of rough boat ride was totally worth it.
Gonna share some photos why I love Calaguas 🙂
Pitched our tents by the beach and party party at night! 🙂 Tents are the main accommodation in the Island so make sure you know how to assemble it :). You can also rent a cottage nearby but if you are off the budget.. well, better sleep under the stars 😊 hehehe. The island’s source of water comes from a deep well you need to pay 10 pesos per bucket of water. Don’t expect too much from the toilet either as it very basic but really clean.
grrr! nakapikit ako hehe 😊 another great activity in Calaguas (katig ride)
Water here is excellent for snorkeling just remember to bring your own equipment or you’ll have to rent for it 😊 Even if you are just at the boat you can almost see it, truly amazing!!!
jump shot!!!😊 to complete the fun with barkada!
Spent the whole day swimming and sunbathing/ beach bumming like you own the shore 😊LoL! don’t forget to bring you monopod
Mahabang buhangin is one of the best beaches I’ve seen so far. The white sand, pristine water and the clear blue sky will surely melt all your stress and sadness. So peaceful and calm this is the best time for a great vacation.
What a nice view when you wake up in the morning! Fist thing you can do is to walk along this stretch pristine white sands with crystal clear blue water so relaxing and energizing 😊
Sobrang linaw😊 Water is so clean/ my picture says it all! 🔍
The view from the hills is spectacular and breathtaking. Sunset is love love love! 😊 Ask the local to find the pathways to climb the hills. No cellphone signal so don’t even bother, no calls and text for the meantime 😊
Overall, our stay was worth it and memorable. The place is just so amazing!! I can assure of that! The beach boasts of clear blue water, white fine sand, peaceful, serene and beautiful. Calaguas is definitely a piece of heaven 😊 the beauty of God’s creation at its best. I’ll be back again for sure!!
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.