Goto? Anyone?

I live in Cavite so going to Tagaytay is not new to me, I can go there whenever my family or friends plan to just stay there for the day, pack food for lunch or merienda and just commute back home for just an hour to an hour and a half depending on the traffic. But there is just a single place I just love to go back and forth whenever I just feel like eating lugaw or goto, not that I eat meat or anything, coz I’m a veggie person but I love lugaw, of course.. with egg, especially on a rainy season like this.

They serve a really delicious goto here in this goto house in Tagaytay namely “All About Goto” well, my BF says so.. 🙂 But what I so love about this place is they serve the best fried tofu. Believe me, it will just match the lugaw/goto w/ or without egg whichever you prefer. A must try, I should say! and really cheap! 😛ImageImage

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Lugaw with plain Tofu
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Goto? Anyone?

Boracay Escapade – Prelude

Perfect!!!

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Travelgraphy travels from Haarlem to Amsterdam, to Singapore, and then to Boracay. All in a single day. No joke.

I was supposed to be having a 2-week date with the majestic land of Europe until I was seduced by the world-acclaimed Best Island, Boracay, for a 5D4N rendezvous. What a flirtatious me. 😉

Great thanks to the Philippine Department of Tourism and Tiger Airways, I’m going to experience some real solid beach life very soon! Some of the trip highlights include cliff diving, Zorb, helmet diving… So, stay tuned!

我與長灘島有個5天4夜的幽會。這個被評為"世界上最美麗島嶼"的東海明珠將會給我帶來怎樣的驚喜?我們拭目以待吧!

萬分感謝菲律賓旅遊局與虎航,他們是這次旅程背後勞苦功高的贊助商與導遊。單單看著行程表就已經讓人亢奮不已了 — 悬崖跳水、頭盔潛水、太空球(Zorbing),騎馬,等等等等。。。

一小時前我才剛下飛機,歐洲的時差還沒轉過來就又要做空中飛人了!嘻嘻。倒數計時,長灘島,我們六小時後見!

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Diving In Malapascua Island, Philippines

I will surely add this to my “Places I Must Go Before I die” list! Wouldn’t you agree?

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They say if you want to go to a world class diving and beach location, go to Philippines.

It was with these hearsay that we decided to head to Malapascua Island, off the northern tip of Cebu Island, for our advanced open water course.

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To get to Malapascua Island, my diving buddy and I flew to Cebu and took a 3 hours taxi ride to Maya. At Maya jetty, we took a private boat to Malapascua Island. The boat landed us exactly in front of our diving center, Evolution. Dive centers and resorts lined up the beaches of Malapascua Island. The water was clear blue, the beach was clean and parallel to the beach were rows of coconut trees with hammocks strung across one another. It was exactly how I imagined Malapascua Island to be.

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Diving In Malapascua Island, Philippines

My Boracay Experience

So this is my second time in Boracay, I was there with my family last July 2011 and now I went back there with my BF this time, same month as before… my birthday month. :p

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We bought plane tickets last March for ZestAir to Kalibo and ain’t it funny how we booked so early because we just decided to spend my birthday there for regular priced tickets! (we didn’t even avail the promos for some odd reason. :P) Then something happened a few days, just a few days before our flight, I have just found out that ZestAir and Air Asia had some negotiations regarding buying the airline or whatever I don’t care! I’ve checked the ZestAir website and what happened was, it automatically directed me to Air Asia and there I checked the date of our flight and holy molly! There it was, the hours of the flights changed and I have no idea what the friggin’ heck was happening, so I decided to call their hotline numbers and found out that the hours of our flights changed, they moved it to their last flights of the day and I was pissed that they didn’t even emailed, called or just text their customers about the changes. What might have happened if we checked in on what-is-supposed-to-be-our-scheduled-flight when we didn’t even know it was moved? I will be really very much upset. So good thing I checked it on their website and we managed to make the times of our flights the most convenient to us compared to the “new schedules” they gave us. Sigh. Very bad customer service I should say.

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For two days and two nights we stayed at Tan’s Guesthouse yet again this was also the same place where me and my family stayed last time with a discount because of the rainy season (yes, it is so much cheaper in off peak seasons like this).

We went to Puka Shell Beach, and all I can say is, that is the most beautiful beach that I’ve seen in my life hehehe, no… seriously… It was indeed the most beautiful for me. The sand is not that pulverized compared to the main beach of Boracay but the spectacular view and it’s almost deserted… also compared to the main beach… if you want to go somewhere peaceful away from the loud music and partying and the crowded people,and you prefer to just enjoy the sunset, I would definitely have you try to visit this beach, it’s a bit far from the main beach, we traveled there via the tricycle for 150php for special trip.

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The next day, BF and i really planned to try parasailing… for 2800php, we chose the Diamond parasailing, for some reason it’s called diamond maybe because the logo in the balloon is Superman’s logo is diamond, I don’t know heheh, it was a wild guess. 😛

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That same day we tried the Buggy car to Mt. Luho for 800php. BF wants to try this so yeahh he drove us up to the mountain as I was just in the passenger seat 🙂 And when we reached the top most part of the Mt. Luho you will see the full view of the whole island in 360degrees. The entrance fee in Mt. Luho is 100php per head, it was breathtaking!

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Again, that same day we looked for the Real Coffee & Tea Cafe for their famous calamansi muffin! It is located in Station 1 and is quite hidden along a narrow pathway so you better scan your eyes on the stores and restaurants.

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The overpriced McDonalds.

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The Fruits in Ice Cream Summer Cafe

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For an early evening stroll in the beach we decided to try the also famous Jonah’s Fruitshake and Restaurant. One word for my Banana Milk shake. “Heavenly.” A must try!

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On our way home, we had a delayed flight back to MNL and i was surprised that BF bought me a cake for my birthday, so instead of being all pissed about having to wait for hours it was replaced by kilig and sweetness ehehhe.

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So there goes my unforgettable vacation in Boracay. 😀

My Boracay Experience

Our Bolinao Adventure

I love going to the beach!

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The funny thing is I can’t swim but I love going to the beach. Feeling the sand on your feet as you hear the waves of the sea, how relaxing is that?

My BF and I went to Bolinao just this month after the holy week, yes it is not advisable to go to the beach on those peak days where people are everywhere! If you love crowded places then I think that will be a great idea! 😉

The sunset!!

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The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

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Outside the Enchanted Cave I have seen a clowder of cats! Yes, I love cats!! and I have to take a picture of them, of course! 🙂

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The Enchanted Cave, a nice place to swim, the water is quite cold and perfect for the summer if you prefer to hide from the heat of the sun.

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The St. James Church, and because it is my first time to visit this church, I’ll have my seven wishes!! :p

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So that’s our trip to Bolinao, Pangasinan. 😛

Our Bolinao Adventure