Cebu City

One of the few targets when we went to Cebu are to visit the beautiful churches of course, and the actual plan is to visit at least seven and then make a wish, but unfortunately since the weather was really bad when we went there we only visited two…

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Basilica del Santo Niño

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Magellan’s Cross
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Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod

 

And of course why would we miss the Chinese temple right? though there are some parts there that we were not allowed to take pics which is odd for me, like it’s a tourist place right? well of course it should be a place thats’s somewhat sacred  but taking pictures? It’s not as if we were shouting and making noise and stuff like that.

 

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Taoist Temple

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Some of the pics are lost, dont know where they went though. These are just some that survived, it was a quick visit, also my first time there, planning to go to Bantayan island next time, it just makes me sad why this trip was so rainy, well maybe since there were really no plans to go to the beach the heavens maybe decided that it might as well rain then, more reasons not to fret since the weather was so bad hehehe.

Oh and yes there were no pics of me that I recovered except of this, taken outside the Calungsod Church. One of the most beautiful church that I have seen in my life.20160127_101947

 

So that’s all for this travel blogpost, k bye! :p

Cebu City

The Hidden Paradise of Talisay Beach in Quezon

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It’s my second time to see the beauty of this paradise but still leaves me captivated every time. This unspoiled beach is found in Talisay, Quezon six to seven hours away from Manila. This beach is just known here by the locals and rarely being visited by tourists. I’m in awe of it’s beauty and you know how I love virgin beaches.

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Very clear waters…

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Will surely come back here next year. 🙂

 

 

 

 

The Hidden Paradise of Talisay Beach in Quezon

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