Apo Reef

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It was a total of numbing 8 hours of travel. Bus-Boat-Bus-Boat and the cycle continues. We met at Batangas port at around 5 PM. We waited for the RO-RO Vessel bound to Sablayan Port to board at around 8:00 PM. Good thing I was dead tired so I just slept the 5 hours travel time to Sablayan Port. As soon as we reached Sablayan port, we waited for our boatmen to dock the boat going to Apo Reef. It was a bit delayed as we have to wait for the boatmen to settle some things first. Finally, after few hours of waiting, we’re ready to see Apo Reef. I asked the boatmen on how long will it take to reach the island, then he said “Mga tatlo or apat na oras po Ma’am!”. Okay, 4 hours. Imagine waking up occasionally to see nothing around but just plain view of the ocean. It feels like forever. Continue reading Apo Reef


Tinaga Island, Calaguas

In love.. again .. and again. Calaguas Island never cease to surprise me. It was my second time to visit the place, but still, the beauty still remains.

Calaguas Island is a group of island in the province of Camarines Norte. It has islets and major islands. The most famous one is Tinaga Island, this is where the famous beach “Mahabang Buhangin” is located. Recently, number of tourist and campers has been visiting the island to experience the white powdery sands and clear blue green water despite of absence of accommodations. Continue reading Tinaga Island, Calaguas

Borawan Island


The next morning, we headed straight to Borawan Island and spent the rest of the afternoon there. Borawan Island is a bit of entertaining than that of Dampalitan. It has good looking cottages, beach volley court and kayaks.
They even have a security guard to ensure everyone is safe. I’ve been to different islands, but it’s my first time to see a secty guard on an island. Hehe. Borawan Island has a small cliff to climb and jump too. So, as a self-proclaimed adventurer, I didn’t let chance passed by. By the way, I call my “jump off” pictures as Flash Bomba. Hehe Continue reading Borawan Island

Dampalitan Island

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetSummer is fast approaching and I can really feel the sun is calling for another adventure. With all the stress and pressure at work, it’s time to recharge and rest. So, I made a research first on where to go before calling my friends. I was thinking of a place with the following categories:

  •  a place near Cavite/Manila
  • a budget-friendly place
  • white sand beach
  •  a not so commercialized island

Continue reading Dampalitan Island

Magalawa Island

It started last 2012 when I made a promise to myself that every January 4th of the year, I will make sure that I will be out of town for my birthday. This year, Magalawa Island was the answer to my wish. After a month of planning and researching, I was able to roll out a very well stretched plan for this birthday trip. My group decided to meet at Monumento LRT Station. We took the 8:00 AM trip to Iba, Zambales at Victory Liner’s Caloocan Terminal. Thanks Victory Liner for a smooth and safe trip! 🙂 The trip took 5-6 hours (whew) Continue reading Magalawa Island

Burot Island

It was a call for another adventure. The trip was planned 3 weeks before the actual trip. So, we had lots of preparation and planning. We had enough time to plan the trip (we had lots of arguing too) The weather situation was bad but we still pushed through. Before leaving, we made sure that we have things to protect us from the bad weather.

We rode a bus going to Nasugbu. Drop off point is at Lian to ride a jeep bound to Calatagan Market which is only an hour and a half bus ride. Continue reading Burot Island

Kwebang Lampas

kwebang lampas

I am glad to have spent my summer escapade with my “new” but not so new friends. We call ourselves “Puza”. I don’t know the story behind the name “Puza” (kahit dapat “pusa” yon lol ) because I just recently joined the group. Being with them makes me feel like I am part of their college stories. Walang “OP” moments with them.

I’ve researched a lot about Kwebang Lampas since it’ll be my first time to plan a DIY trip. Travel Budget is only P1000, a cheap way to spend a nice and fun adventure. We left at exactly 1 am and rode a bus going to Calauag, Quezon- the easiest way to go to Pagbilao, Quezon. Fare from Alabang to Calauag is P195 only. The bus dropped us of at the street crossing Pagbilao Market (Pagbilao Town Proper) at exactly 6 am. You also have an option to ride bus bound to Lucena (Grand Terminal) and there are jeeps available at the terminal that can take you to Pagbilao Market. Continue reading Kwebang Lampas