Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
So this, my friend, is the continuation of my Cagayan Invasion post. haha! (hantagal)
On our third day, we transferred to Palaui Island from Anguib Cove. Palaui started getting its popularity when it was used as the filming location of Survivor last year. Since then local TV networks and even international ones feature this island in their travel segments. In fact, it is included in the Top 100 Best Beaches in the World according to CNN. It ranked no. 10! Awesome spot, isn't it?
Our tour guide took us to the areas where the Survivor tribes put up their tents/home. I'm not actually a fan of Survivor but I would love to watch the episodes filmed here. The water is so pristine with its blue-green color. It also has a rich marine reserve making it to the list.
Our main goal is to set foot in Cape Engaño Lighthouse. We have to climb a hill to reach the lighthouse. The trek looks so easy from afar but when we finally started hiking the hill, oh Lord, it was so tiring. I could hardly breathe and was close to giving up. haha! But then again, I signed up for this, so go lang ng go!
I was so speechless when I saw this stunning view! Can't help but thank God for this wonderful creation. I took a panoramic shot of the scene. It's like heaven in here! The trek was so challenging for me really (because of the baggage/fats I'm carrying.lols) but the experience was so awesome.
After a 20-minute trek, finally, the lighthouse! It is currently being used as a guide for the ships coming to and fro the Pacific Ocean traversing thru Babuyan and Philippine Sea.
The pharos comes with beautiful ruins and historic structures.
It breaks my heart to leave this magnificent place on Earth. This has to stay raw and untouched for our future generation to see. Thank you Palaui for that one memorable, enjoyable and beautiful experience.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
For the 6th annual summer getaway with the gang, we decided to conquer the northest part of the mainland of Luzon... Cagayan Valley!!! As you know, we find pleasure in traveling long distance just to discover remote and virgin beaches in the Philippines.
It takes 12 hours to travel from Manila to Tuguegarao by bus. We left 9pm last April 30 and arrived in Tuguegarao at around 10am the next day and took a 3-hour van trip from Tuguegarao to Sta. Ana port. Oh boy halos mgmelt pwet ko but it's okay, I signed up for this so pangatawanan mo jan, Jing! lols.
Before we proceed to Anguib Beach, we bought some fruits, vegetables, canned goods, fresh fish, meat and other raw food for our 3 days and 3 nights of camping. Ala-survivor na namin kami neto!Anguib Beach is located within the cove. You can reach the beach by trike or by boat. Since the road to the cove is not passable that time, we took the 45-minute boat ride.My heart leapt as we disembark from our boat. I was so excited to dip my body in the water. It is so pristine and the scenery reminds me of Calaguas. The beach is indeed beautiful!
We stayed in this hidden paradise for 2 days and 2 nights! We survived the life without electricity and proper convenience. We almost ran out of food. Good thing our boatmen were so kind to buy us food in the market in Sta Ana. Locals in Sta Ana are so kind and accommodating. If you are planning to visit this place, you can shoot me an email for the boatman's number.
Our next stop is Palaui Island which was used as the filming location for Survivor: Blood vs. Water last year.
I will blog about this on my next post.