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Boracay... id love to go back

borderline between the sea and the sky.... at boracay
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taken with my canon d10 camera.

Coron Palawan... A must see

CORON TRIP
May 5-8, 2009
Contact Person: Ted Brillantes (fellow VTer, gurangna@yahoo.com)
Main Character: Nyen Yu & Chessylicious

day 1
915am - MLA to BUSUANGA
10am - BUSUANGA AIRPORT TO Calauit Island for Safari, Meetup with Kuya Edmond (Van driver) 6000php van rent
12nn - Chessy and I @Stop Over for lunch at Karaenan Restaurant, 150php per head
1pm - Foodstop to Calauit "Bangka" Port
145pm - Boarded a bangka to Calauit Island (400php per boat)
2pm - WELCOME to CALAUIT WILDLIFE safari
4pm - Calauit to Coron Town
645pm - Coron Town: Meetup with fellow VTer Tiwiwit (willard), Marose, Patty and Warren.
7pm - Coron Town to Makinit Hotspring: 100php per head
8pm - Dinner at Makinit Hotspring (No shower rooms)
9pm - Makinit Hotspring to Granvista Resort
930pm - END OF DAY1

day 2
7am - Breakfast at Granvista Resort (Pusit, Danggit & Egg)
8am - Granvista to Coron Town, Meetup with Ate Jing, Kuya Bobby & Nino.
830 - Coron Port
9am - ISLAND HOPPING: (yiheee!)
* Shipwreck
* Banol Island: Lunch @Banol, (fish, crab, rice & mango) 100php per head
* Twin Lagoon, 2nd favorite
* Barracuda Lake: 3rd favorite
Spelunk with Pointed rocks, we were able to watch scuba divers here.
* Kayangan Lake: 1st favorite 200php per head
Prepare for breathtaking steps and view!
* Siete Pecados : Coral Reef of Coron, Snorkel Gears on! 100php per head
7pm - Coron Castaway Resort in an Island (www.coron-castway.com)
END OF DAY 2

day 3
Nyen: "This day was supposed to be an open-sea adventure for 3 scenic views, Malkapuya, Malaruyroy and Banana Island. Unfortunately, Storm Emong passed by palawan and
brough heavy rain and strong winds, we have to cancel this activity for safety reasons.

9am - Breakfast with Willard, Marose, Chessy, I and Kuya Enok & Ate beth (wife)
- ISLAND HOPPING BACK UP PLAN
5pm - Back to Coron Town, bought souvenirs and ate at Lolo Nonoys food house with Sisig & Calamares.
*Souvenirs: T-shirts, keychains, Kasuy and too many to mention...

7pm - Pack up. Slept at Granvista Resort.
END OF DAY 3

day 4

7am - Breakfast with Willard, Marose and Chessy. (danggit, longganisa, egg, coffee)

8am - Granvista to Mt Tapyas
11am - Lunch with Patty, Warren & Chessy at Kawayanan Grill
12pm - Kuya Edmonds van to BUSUANGA AIRPORT with Warren, Patty,
1230pm - BUSUANGA Airport via CEBU PACIFIC
230pm - BUSUANGA to MANILA

Total Cost per head for a group of 6 = 10-15,000php with airfare

Percentage of Cost:
Food = 10%
Transportation = 70%
Accomodation = 15%
Others = 5%

NEXT STOP:
Mountain : Mt. Pinatubo
Beach : Batanes

Cebu & Bohol: A Paradise in Visayas

**note :
PLS VISIT THIS SITE TO MAKE YOU LAUGH! (feat shan shan, my niece)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnJTzFQDxSE&feature=channel_page


I haven't been to visayas. This is my first time visiting cebu and bohol! I was amazed how people treat us, they were so hospitable. Now I know why a lot of people wants to go back to cebu and bohol.

Aside from that, you can see that bohol is a paradise for me. I haven't been to Boracay & Palawan yet, but this made my jaw dropped with amazement! The place is so wonderful and I want to go back!
My best experience is fish feeding/snorkeling. I really regret not buying an underwater cam. I fely my sony dsc cam is worthless that time. I regret not taking a shot at those colorful creatures at the bottom of the sea. Good thing, some of them are shown in the newly opened, OCEAN PARK (luneta manila) I was able to take pictures then. :)

The place is packed with cozy accomodations, I really want to get out of the life in the city and I booked myself and my friend in "OOPS! BAR", It doenst have an airconditionedroom but its made of NIPA hut with its own comform room and fan. It just cost 900/day. It has a bar that a lot of foreigners join you during weekends. My neighbor cottages are foreigners and we are only the Fil girls out there. The bar caters plenty yummy dishes and you can just ask them to cook anything you want with their raw meat.

**I promise to post pictures in my travel page. I forgot my camera at home :(

(tarsier pic taken by me)

! NEXT STOP:
Mt Pulag

Discovering North Mindanao: Camiguin & CDO

This is amazing! Went to Camiguin and Cagayan de Oro last Feb 1 and we had lots of fun!

Pls visit my travel page of Camiguin & CDO for complete details!

Well, for our itinerary.. 3 days and 2nights and we had it all! Yipee!

Feb 1 8am - MLA to CDO
9AM - CDO to Balingoan (Rural Bus, Agora Terminal, PHp120)
1130AM - Balingoan to Talisayan (to have lunch) just 10mins away from Balingoan Port
1230PM- Balingoan to Benoni Port (Camiguin, fetched by Frank Pojas)
230PM- Benoni to Mambajao (Katibawasan Falls, Ardent Hot Spring)
830PM - Stayed in Paguias Resort (infront of Paras, Php1,000 good for 4)
930PM - Dinner in Paras Resort
***Frank Pojas, Camiguin Driver, is great! he is so nice, he take pictures,
brings luggage, makes you feel comfy and on time. Despite his negative feedback
here, anyway, he knows about it and claims it just a misunderstanding.
He charged us Php1,200 but bec of the wonderful experience with him, we paid
Php1,500 and treat him meals too! FRANK POJAS - 09205405582

Feb 2 - 5:30AM - White Island (got the boatman from Frank, his cousin, Julian
and paid PHp400) Stayed in a cottage with Julians wife, dont worry about food,
fresh seafoods are here wherein they can cook for you and eat it there in White
Island! so good food!
9AM - Tour Camiguin with Frank
12NN - In Guinsiliban (lunch)
1PM - GUinsiliban Port to Balingoan (guinsiliban is just 1 hour away)
2PM - Balingoan Port to Cagayan de Oro (took van, 80php)
4PM - CDO: stayed in Vines Pension House (Wilshire is fully booked already, this
is our first choice, paid 600php for 2pax)
6PM - Night Cafe in CDO, lots of food along Plaza Divisoria

Feb 3 - 8AM - JOlibee, meetup with Kagay Rafting Team (500php per head only)
9AM - 12 - Rafting, dont worry about pictures, they take pictures, PHP150 per
cd.
12NN - Lunch at Kagay Team Lunch area, Php150. Great Food!!! tuna Belly yummy!!

1PM - Zipline, Canopy Walk (300php) Souvenirs on sale!
**Kagay team is so accomodating, especially to us, who cant understand their
local dialect, they made us feel at home. we felt so special.
** Contact Kagay Team: Clint 09054442170, Jonathan 09285641169
5PM - Flight back to Manila!

Sagada, Mt Province

Going out of Sumaging Cave... you should try this.

Bangui Windmills, Ilocos Norte

1st in Southeast Asia, cool huh?

Battad, Ifugao

Here is my first hiking with my Mozcom officemates and some of our friends. We went to lagawe, banaue then had our death defying experience in Battad. We opted for Battad rather than Banaue since they say that Banaue is too crowded while Battad is a virgin. Well, its true. Our lodging only cost P75 and we hiked for 4 hours from the paved road. No electrivity yet on Battad.. We saw wild horses, wild pigs so we got wild in the forest too! hahaha. jk.

FYI. this place is prone to landslides.

Here is my pic in the Battad Tappia Waterfalls. Can you see the rainbow?

Saud Beach, Pagudpud Ilocos Norte

The best place to stay is in Apo Indon! - Lonely Planet

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  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    belated happy birthday!!!

  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    A warm happy birthday greeting from Malaysia. Wish your days full of joy and happiness, keep your travelling interest and more VT sharings. Cheers from SweeLong

    • DaHongHua's Profile Photo
      Sep 15, 2012 at 2:15 AM

      Thanks for the pages of your beautiful country. Nice reading.

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    happy birthday nyen

  • monina_c's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    happy birthday nyen!

  • meiyergani's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2009 at 4:01 AM

    Happy Birthday Nyen..., Pangasinan is my neighbor village in Bogor.....its great

  • kidfree's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Have a great birthday Nyen.

  • yellowbell's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    Happy Birthday Nyen! Enjoy the rest of your day.

  • winzkie_d_pooh's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    yupyup maybe becoz of weather...i made my coron page...nainggit aq seu...hehe kaya un ngpost na rn aq...hehe sayang tlga d kau nkapunta sa banana at malcapuya island...the best tlga dun...my next time pa naman...geh, regardz...

  • lahoree's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    informative page on coron. thx for sharing po. will visit again as I have to go to my office now.

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