Bucket list

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Places and destinations I want to visit this holidays are :

  • Kapurpurawan rock formation- I had been to Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte but I did not manage to go in kapurpurawan and cape bojeador because I only have 3 days  to explore the whole Ilocos , Imagine that! I only have my 3 days weekend break from my class and that is not enough for me to explore ilocos Sur and Norte. But we will meet soon!
  • Boracay – a small island in central Philippines that is known for its white sand beaches, hotels and resorts. Unfortunately It’s to much for me because I cannot handle the expenses alone but who knows, there is someone who will treat me and buy me some tickets haha.
  • Hundred islands – feel the nature breeze.
  • Puerto princesa – personally I am a fan of boat riding ( I know you are too ) and if you want to feel being stuck inside a massive limestone then why not go with me. soon okay.
  • Siargao –  Ilove lagoons, beaches, surfing, seaside resorts in short I am craving to see Siargao. 

We all have bucket lists, your top travel destinations, exploration, adventures, moments, scenery and achievement bucket lists. You know, it’s fun to share the things that you wanted to do. It’s fun to have list that you actively visits and crossing out the one that you have visited. Do you “agree” or “agree” ?

I’m not showing you this to say ” I am a proud traveler ” instead I’m sharing this for you to know that there is always a limit, but it’s up to you if you will accept it as a limitation or you will break that bounderies and leave that limitation behind.

Upcoming post : “What does travel mean to you?”

Comment your bucket list here! (Atleast one of the things included in your list ) Thank you for reding everyone.

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BACKPACKING ALBAY

“Mayon is the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen,

the world-renowned Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) of Japan sinking

into perfect insignificance by comparison.”

—British traveler-writer A. Henry Savage Landor

Albay is located at Bicol region, in the eastern Philippines.

Along with English and Tagalog, people here speak their own

language called Bicol.  “Magayon” is the Bicol word for

“beautiful” and that’s where “Mayon” derived.



Since I was a kid, I had heard a lot of things about Albay

particularly “The Mayon Volcano”. It is the most active volcano

in the Philippines having erupted almost fifty times in the past

400 years. Mayon is well known around the world because of

its “symmetrical-coned shape” and that what makes filipinos

proud.

How to get Legazpi city from Manila

By Bus

There are several bus lines connect Metro Manila to Legazpi City

including Philtranco, Superlines, DLTB, Cagsawa Tours, Amihan,

and Isarog Line. Fare starts at P800 and travel time is approximately

9 to 10 hours.

By Train

Philippine National Railways’ used to service Albay Province with

their Bicol Express. The end terminal was in Legazpi City until the

service stopped in 2006 after the line incurred damages due to

typhoons. In 2011, the PNR Bicol express resumed its Bicol Express

service albeit only up to Naga City, Camarines Sur. Currently, PNR

service to Bicol is not operational.

By Air

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular flights from Manila

and Cebu to Legazpi City. Contact philippine airlines at

Tel No : (632) 777-5932

Fax Number : (632) 777-5928

and Cebu Pacific at

Manila Office:
Contact/Telephone Number: (02) 7020-888

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QUICK TRIP TO ZAMBALES

Nagsasa Cove in San Antonio, Zambales Philippines

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Nagsasa Cove in San Antonio, Zambales, used to be rocky until the eruption
of Mt. Pinatubo, which dumped tons of volcanic ash in many parts of the
region.
Nagsasa Cove is endowed with the same features as Anawangin: a
beach of ash that absorbs heat faster than the usual sand; a blanket of agoho
trees, a type of casuarina tree, often mistaken for pine trees; the azure sea
teeming with life and color; and gently sloping hills framing the view.
Tourists often come to Nagsasa Cove when there are too many of their kind in Anawangin. Well, if the word “overcrowded” bothers you, as is often the case
with the latter, then Nagsasa Cove is the right place for you.

Location

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Nagsasa Cove in Zambales is one of the many unexploited treasures in the
island of Luzon. Zambales is a province located in the Central Luzon region. It
is bounded by Pangasinan to the north, Bataan to the south, Tarlac and
Pampanga to the east and the South China Sea to the west. Nagsasa Cove, a
mountain slope is the farthest cove bypassing Anawangin (another mountain
slope) taking about 45 minutes travel time from Mt. Pundaquit via boat.
Mt. Pundaquit is located in San Antonio, a second-class municipality in the
province and is the meeting point of all travelers going to Nagsasa Cove,
Anawangin Cove or Capones Island, all in Zambales. All three destinations are
accessible via a boat ride from Pundaquit.

History: Beauty From Destruction

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In the 1980s, the mountain slopes around Nagsasa Cove were covered with
tropical rainforest and inhabited by Aeta people, as they were for hundreds of
years. The shoreline was mostly rocky, with short patches of beach here and
there. Some distance beyond the shore (as indicated in old maps of the cove)
was a rich coral reef, prolific with all kinds of fish and marine life. There was
logging, but not on a large scale.

On June 12, 1991, Mount Pinatubo started to erupt explosively, leading to
massive ashfalls that covered a big number of towns in the Zambales-Tarlac-
Pampanga-Bataan boundaries, including Nagsasa and the neighboring coves
of Anawangin, Talisayin, and Silanguin.

In the past twenty years since the Pinatubo eruption, the new beach at the
cusp of the Nagsasa cove gradually became alive again. You can see this in
pieces of sea grass, a scattering of small shells, strands of coral growing slowly
on the seabed, tiny crustaceans that burrow holes and zip across the sand,
occasional catches of fish and shellfish, and other signs of recovering marine
life.


Local Aetas


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Tourist guides, mostly Aetas who travel around, are willingly to accompany
visitors to to trek the hills and forests behind the cove or nearby mountains.

Nature At Its Finest


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There is really nothing much to do here except to take in Nagsasa’s beauty by
walking along the shore, leisurely trekking around or up its hills, taking a dip
in its clear, calm waters, or simply just savoring the view; there is no mobile
signal here too. And these are what makes Nagsasa all the more appealing.

The picturesque image of Nagsasa Cove is breathtakingly beautiful – from the
crystal clear clear waters teeming with whirling fishes to the quiet and
relaxing sunset view, giving you a close-to-nature feeling. The fact that
Nagsasa cove has maintained its pristine condition is proof that the place
although discovered by some, has not come to the point of being exploited. 

Surreal Camping


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There are no fancy accommodations, which mean that an overnight stay will
see you camping out in a tent, under the bright stars and the moonlight. Devoid
of the amenities usually found in other tourist destinations, Nagsasa Cove
maintains its natural condition – bare, without electricity, without the urban
frills. Must bring items to Nagsasa Cove are camping supplies, food, water,
flashlights and lots of batteries. Mobile phones are practically useless as there
is no network signal in the area.

Calm and Undisturbed Beach


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The unfamous Nagsasa Cove will make your jaw drop in awe, with its clean
beach and fascinating surroundings. It lets you get closer to nature like no
other place can offer.

The calmness of the beach makes you feel more like an in an isolated place.
In addition to the lack of electricity and amenities offered in Nagsasa. Nature
lovers would appreciate the virginity of the Island, in terms of tourists and
natural condition.

The simplicity of of Nagsasa will make anyone think that the cove a private
resort but with lesser amenities. Its pristine silence of nature away from
town beautifies it more.

Golden Brown Mountains


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Located in the southern part of the province, Nagsasa Cove is surrounded by
beautiful mountains that one can trek from. The uphills are strangely golden
brown, but gracefully compliments the Casuarina trees on the ground of the
cove. Most tourists climb the mountain early morning to witness the sunrise.
The breathtaking view warms your heart that makes it really fascinating.

At night, lie down and look up at the night sky, far clearer and starrier, as
Nagsasa’s darkness and lack of electricity make the stars shine brighter. If it
is not cold outside, you can even sleep under the stars.

Wild Horse Creek
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“A river runs through it,” most visitors and travelogues would say. It’s more of
a creek ending in shallow tidewater pools than a river, although further
upstream are rapids and falls. In old maps, it’s called Wild Horse Creek.
Follow its headwaters, and soon you’ll discover that there’s an alternative
route by land between Nagsasa and the outside world: through a six-hour trek
across the mountains via Cinco Picos, with the famed Subic Bay at the other
end.

Accomodations
There are no accommodations nearby Nagsasa but one can bring a tent or
other camping materials. Bring also some food if you are going to have an
overnight stay. You can also have a day trip in Nagsasa and have an overnight
stay in Pundaquit or San Miguel where there are numerous hotels and
restaurants. Take note that there is a camping fee for campers that costs
around 150 pesos.

Visitors will enjoy Nagsasa Cove the best when the waves are calm and
undisturbed, from January to March. Summer months of April and May will
see the cove swarmed with local and foreign guests looking for a refreshing
way to escape the heat of summer.

Manila to San Anronio, Zambales
From Manila take a bus ride (Victory Liner, Pasay or Cubao Terminal) that will
bound you to Iba Zambales. Get down
to the Municipal Hall Of San Antonio. It will take 3.5-4 hours due to some bus
stops.
Whereas, land travel via private vehicle will only take 3 hours.

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KEEP SOARING

Hey, it’s 2018!  Another year filled of love, care, understanding, forgiveness, opportunities and new beginnings.

Remember, we don’t have to wait for a new year to say

“It’s time for a change”

Because every day is available, time gives us an opportunity to improve our life, all we have to do is grab that chance and work for it.

If you want to change your life for the better then DO IT RIGHT NOW!!

Keep soaring with your family and friends.
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WAYS OF TRAVELING

We all have different lifestyle, others have day jobs and some have none.
We need travel to learn, to explore, to meet people and to
have fun but
does it fits our lifestyle? We have to admit that the style of full time
travelers would not work for every one. However, we are also aware that
there are many different types and ways to travel that works for you.

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1.  Solo Travel

Try to travel all by yourself without any companion. That is were you learn

the most.

2. Travel with family

Travel with our families can help us form or construct an idea of what we

want – and don’t want – out of travel.

3. The Weekend Break

Due to your weekday jobs, you don’t have enough time to sleep and relax.

But don’t  worry,  you can still travel by getting short weekend getaways.

4. Travel with friends

You should travel with your friends to know if your relationship is a good
one. Grow up together!

5. Backpacking

You and Your bag are partners but choose to upgrade! choose backpack lol .

6. The Group Tour

you will be automatically thrown into the mix with a lot of people who share

your interests and you will probably make some new friends. So Travelling

with a group is another must-do.

7. Visiting friends and relatives

Some of us usually go for a vacation to see our love ones, maybe in provinces

or abroad.

8. Business Travel

While you are busy engaging in partnership signing or bill paying. Why don’t you

visit some tourist attraction when you have a time.

9. Once-in-a-lifetime Adventure

Check you bucket list and work for it. I promise, it will be memorable.




” Enjoy life. Make every minutes special and and every second unforgettable. ”
-Mil Jude San Juan

 

 

 

 

 

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