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Hello WordPress! It’s been a long time. I actually managed to have my own website but I couldn’t keep up due to my schedule so I guess I would just take blogging easily and just enjoy writing¬†without any pressure ūüôā Well I want to share about my recent addiction. Yes, I’m into Freediving now. Who would have thought that a girl who loves mountains is now a “mermaid”. I’m just a beginner but I really want to be a good freediver soon.

This photo was taken in Anilao, Batangas where I had my freediving lesson with my scuba diving instructor. You don’t need to go far if you’re from Manila, it’s just 2-3 hrs travel.

Hope to post my backlogs soon! They’re just way too many. See you ūüôā

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Burot Beach, Calatagan

Some of my friends went to this beautiful beach recently, so I was reminded of how much fun we had last year. Burot beach is a well-maintained resort for beach camping. The rates are pretty affordable and it’s located near Manila. A very serene place for nature lovers, just be very careful with sea urchins.

Burot beach, Calatagan

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How to Get There:

Via private transportation:

We went there via private car; here’s how we made it.

From Pasay
Go to SLEX and exit Sta Rosa Laguna and take the Nasugbu Road.
Go straight once you reached Lian, Batangas. Once we reached Calatagan, we asked directions on how to go to their public market to buy some stuff. Then we asked one of the tricycle drivers to guide us to Calatagan beach, we paid him 100 pesos.

Via public transporation:

Go to Coastal Mall grand terminal, there are buses bound to Calatagan. Updated fare is P160.00, approx 3-4hrs travel time. According to some blogs, the earliest time of departure is 4 am. Alight at Calatagan market then ride a tricycle going to the beach, updated price is P200 for special trip, P50.00  per person.

Expenses and Itinerary:

Entrance fee:

daytrip = P65.00

overnight = P130.00

small table rental = P150.00

Day 1:

travel to Calatagan from Pasay

swimming, relaxing, bonfire at night

Day 2: island hopping for P100.00 each

picture-taking

bound to Manila

We’ve been here on February of 2014 so the prices might have increased as the place already gained popularity. Our total expenses including food is below 1kphp.

The Gentle Giants of Oslob, Cebu

Well, who would have thought that these enormous sea creatures are ¬†harmless to humans. Well they don’t eat human flesh, they eat planktons. And they are really achieving popularity nowadays. I was here on July of 2014.

You can also find these “butandings” in Legaspi, Albay but I think it’s only seasonal. In Oslob, you can see these whalesharks all year round.

How to Get There:

Just ride a plane bound to Cebu International Airport. You can find good deals or wait for seat sales of Airasia and Cebupacific.

From Mactan airport, ride a cab to South bus terminal (P250.-300.00). From there, ride a Ceres bus going to Oslob ( P150.00) 3 hrs. Ask the driver to drop you off at Tan-awan. Depending on your itinerary, you can opt to find a place to stay or go directly to the whaleshark watching site. Just ask directions from the locals on how to go to Brgy. hall where a seminar is conducted before the whaleshark watching.

Expenses:

airport to bus Terminal : P200 -250
Bus ride to Oslob: P150
Whaleshark watching: P500 for 30 minutes /1500 for foreigners

If you will stay in Tan-awan, I recommend Chateau de Tan-awan. We paid P850 for overnight stay, they also serve breakfast P150.00. It’s really worth it and you must try their banana cake.

Cebu whaleshark

Cebu whaleshark

Cebu whaleshark

Cebu whaleshark

Oslob Cebu whaleshark

Oslob Cebu whaleshark

Oslob Cebu whaleshark

Oslob Cebu whaleshark

You can watch my video in Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZAPaCSgDKk

Tips:

break your own snorkeling gears, be at the whaleshark watching area early in the morning. Oslob is really popular nowadays, expect a flock of tourists.

Scuba Diving at Anilao

So I finally tried diving. ¬†I’m now a licensed open water scuba diver. I just got my license on July of 2014. I couldn’t be more proud. It was an awesome experience. ¬†To be able to witness those underwater wonders is really an awesome experience. I want to encourage everyone to try scuba diving diving.

Anilao Scuba Diving

Anilao Scuba Diving

Anilao Scuba Diving

Anilao Scuba Diving

Anilao Scuba Diving

Anilao Scuba Diving

Anilao Scuba Diving

Anilao Scuba Diving

10862490_1029023983781091_9127815667708567525_oDiving is fun but it doesn’t mean it’s expensive. if you want to try diving at a discounted rate, please visit my new facebook page ūüôā¬†https://www.facebook.com/pinaywanderlust?ref=hl. See you underwater!

Kapurpurawan Ilocos Norte

Alas! I got the chance to blog again. I’ve been so busy lately. There are many places I’ve been to since my last blog. I’ll try to post them soon.

I just want to share some photos of my Ilocos trip, I never got the chance to update my blog after my last post.

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Kapurapurawan Rock Formation

Kapurapurawan Rock Formation

Kapurapurawan Rock Formation

Kapurapurawan Rock Formation

This is my first solo travel. Never miss this place when you go to Ilocos Norte.

Here’s how to go to¬†¬†Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Burgos,¬†Ilocos Norte¬†via Bus (Public Transport)

Partas Bus, Philippine Rabbit, Fari√Īas, and Dominion Bus are the most common buses that travel to Laoag. ¬†Check their travel schedule at least one day before your trip:

Partas Bus Pasay Terminal:  (+63 2) 852 Р8194
Partas Bus Cubao Terminal:  (+63 2) 727 Р8278
Dominion Bus:   (+63 2) 741 Р4146 ; (+63 2) 727 Р2350 ;  (+63 2) 731 Р4780

Hacienda’s de Naga Adventure

Hacienda's de Naga

Hacienda’s de Naga

If you are looking for an adventure of all sort, this is the best place to go.

 

 

Haciena's de Naga

Haciena’s de Naga

 

wall climbing

wall climbing

 

rappelling

rappelling

 

zipline

zipline

 

fishing

fishing

 

horseback riding

horseback riding

 

horseback riding

horseback riding

 

biking

biking

 

biking

biking

 

atv riding

atv riding