Life’s a Beach! – Caramoan Islands

Because we didn’t have a fixed itinerary, I asked Flaj what would be a good place to spend a couple of days at.  She was still in law school then and had to be in class and prepare for her exams so Tin and I had to be on our own for a while.  She suggested Caramoan Islands, which, according to her, is more beautiful than Boracay.  Hmmm… we have to go there.
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Road Trip to Bicol: Joroan Church

As with most of my travels, we didn’t have any fixed itinerary.  So, when my friend, Flaj, suggested that we pass by Joroan and visit the Joroan Church, on our way back to Naga, we agreed to do it.

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Road Trip to Bicol: Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins

One of Bicol’s famous tourist spots is the Cagsawa Ruins, where you can also get to view the majestic Mayon Volcano.

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Road Trip to Bicol: Swimming with the Butandings

Among the many road trips that Tin and I had done over a span of four years, our Bicol trip would be one of my favorites:  swimming with the whale sharks, getting the chance to view the majestic Mt. Mayon, exploring the islands of Caramoan, taking a dip on the hot springs of Mt. Isarog, visiting Penafrancia Basilica in Naga, and enjoying the company of Tin and Flaj and her family.

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Life’s a Beach! – Weekend Getaway at Crystal Beach Resort

Saturday morning, I woke up early and packed my stuff for my weekend out-of-town trip.  Zambales, baby!

I had breakfast with my family.  Then, I left for Victory Liner in Cubao, where I was supposed to meet my friend, Angge, at 8:00 AM for the 9:00 AM bus to Iba, Zambales.  I got there at 8:30 AM.  Err..

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I love Baguio: Cafe by the Ruins

In 2010, when things were hazy for me, I knew that I needed Baguio once again.  So, I invited my good friend, Cel, and we spent a couple of nights at Peredo’s Lodging House, having conversations and supporting each other in clearing things out, drinking booze, reading our books, and just enjoying each other’s company.

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I love Baguio: BenCab Museum

Since I learned of BenCab Museum, I’ve always visited it every time I go to Baguio.  The first time was in 2009, when our Baguio-based friend, Atty. Rio, brought us to this place.  I remember that I felt like I was in some magical place, when I first looked outside from the balcony.  Clouds covered part of the creek in between the mountains, as if there was a different world beyond that.

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