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Asia » Philippines » Camarines Sur May 7th 2010

We left CWC early in the morning. Free ride to Naga City! From Naga we rode a van going to Sabang port. The trip took an hour and a half. Good thing the driver stopped at a gas station coz i really had to pee. Ate a whole watermelon as midnight snack. When we got to the port the boat was already full. We were late for about five minutes. We should never have stopped to buy water or we would have made it. It was 7am and the next boat leaves at 9am and it wasnt there yet. We had breakfast at a diner there. Very dodgy but there was no other place with seats. We bought a huge papaya. Sheli and I had rice and eggs. Sheli talked to a girl who was waiting ... read more
Head stand
jump shot
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Asia » Philippines » Sorsogon » Donsol April 30th 2010

Lau and Shelli were still undecided last wednesday when I asked them if we were good to go. So I looked for a travel buddy in travbuddy dot com and found Victor. Seemed like a nice enough guy whos about my age. Checked his facebook page to make sure that hes not a creep. He turned out okay. So I decided to meet up with him in Donsol. But Lau and Shelli decided to go in the last minute. So the three of us went together. It was my first time to go to the Bicol region. My first time in Araneta bus station. It was absolutely crazy! All the good buses were fully booked. We ended up in a crappy bus with cramped seats. The trip was supposed to take only 10 hours but the ... read more
at the boat
The Butanding spotter
Me and Lau

Asia » Philippines » Cavite January 17th 2010

We left at 4am on what looked like a dump truck! It was horrible. But that was the best thing those kids could come up with and Im very proud of them for organizing the trip without much help from the adults. But yes, it was uncomfortable. Pico De Loro is two hour drive from Manila. And it takes two and a half hours to get to the top. I didnt have breakfast, I dont think anyone did. We also didnt get much sleep. Which is bad. I should have been the responsible adult to tell them to sleep early. But since I didnt get to sleep much and didnt have breakfast my energy was running out after just 20 minutes of hiking. We came across a station where there was running water coming from the ... read more
Emie and I

Asia » Thailand January 16th 2010

It was midnight when we got to Thailand. The weather as I expected is exactly the same weather that we have in the Philippines. A lot less polluted though. Its pretty clean for filipino standards. We booked a room in Centrepointe serviced apartments near Pantip. Its in one of the shopping districts a couple of blocks away from Siam Center. We booked it online weeks before we arrived but when we got there there was no room available, but we already paid for it so they gave us the Presidential Suite! And sweet it was. It had a kitchen, big bathroom with bathtub, dining room, living room with big LCD tv. The bedroom was nice and it had a walk in closet. It was fabulous, I felt rich. They've got wifi too. The following morning a ... read more
manila airport
thailand airport
Summer palace

Asia » Philippines » Rizal » tanay June 22nd 2009

Emie and I decided to visit the Tinipak River in Rizal province. We didnt really know how to go there. We just asked for directions along the way. We just didn't really know how to get there but we knew we'd find our destination somehow. We heard about this place from some friends who went there. Emie and I love to swim and hike so off we went even if it was just the two of us. After about two hours of jeepney rides. We finally got to the Tanay station where there was a jeepney that could take us to Daraitan. Unfortunately, we got there a little late, about 9 AM. We didnt know that there were only two trips per day. The next trip leaves at noon. The jeepney was already there though. It ... read more
Our group

Asia » Philippines June 7th 2009

Zambales is a province two hours north of Manila. My family likes to spend time there when we get bored during the weekend. The photos here were taken about six months ago. The ones where I had hair was taken a year ago. This is Baloy long beach just outside Angeles city. This is not the right place for you if you're looking for a wholesome time. Angeles is littered with hookers. In the Orchid Garden Hotel where we stayed, most of the guests were old white men with their Filipina companion. The waitresses were all thin pretty girls in bathing suits with wrap around short skirt. We only go there because its the nearest beach. The hotel was okay. It costs about 3,600 pesos per night. They have a pool, plasma tv with cable. The ... read more
Sea front rooms.
Orchid hotel pool

Asia » Philippines » Bulacan June 6th 2009

My friends and I decided to go to Licao-Licao in Bulacan last weekend. This is our second trip there. We discovered the place last year. It was a short hiking trip that ended in a quaint waterfalls. Its not too far from the city. Maybe just an hour away from Tungko but it looks pretty remote. Very very few people, saw four houses in the entire village and they dont have electricity. I wonder what its like to live without electricity. What would be the use of TV? The water was clean and the falls was breathtaking. We had to go down the mountain and trek the river for about 20 minutes to get to the falls. We had fun swimming and taking silly pictures. It did rain however so we decided to go home earlier ... read more
Water demi-god
Maranat falls

Asia » Philippines » Palawan June 1st 2009

I spent holy week in Palawan with my family for our bienial family reunion. My family flew ahead of me because i wasnt allowed to go on leave because there were a lot of clients in the bank before the long weekend. So I flew alone a day after they did. I was a bit worried when I landed in Palawan because Sun cellular didnt have a signal in their airport, and in most of Palawan as I later found out. My uncle’s driver fetched me at the airport. He hasnt seen me before so its a miracle how he recognized me given only my uncles description that i look like him. So the van took me to San Vicente where my grandma lives. Its more than 4 hours drive from the city. The smell of ... read more
San Vicente 6:00 AM
The twins and their kids
Underground River

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