zambales

TRAVEL: ANAWANGIN


This was never the plan. — But of course, it’s the ones we don’t plan that turns out to be pretty amazing. Right? It’s one hell of a work though. We arrived at around 6pm and got settled about 7pm.

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Fanning, Blowing, Lighting pieces of newspaper, Re-arranging the wood for 3 whole hours just to catch a spark – to make fire. It’s EXHAUSTING & Fulfilling at the same time! The food was cooked around 10:30 pm!

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It’s really a nice wake up call, opening your eyes to see majestic mountains right outside our tent & the beach within 30 steps far. The boys had their fun. The bathroom was a bit tricky, that’s the reason why I was lazy to swim. 😀

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Would you look at that? Right? 😀

Sometimes, you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life.

Until next time, Anawangin. ❤

TRAVEL ZAMBALES: Pundaquit


I am too excited for this trip because I won’t be able to do this for about a year. But let’s not focus on the idea that I’ll have a tripless year. Haha.

But before we proceed to Zambales, we ate at CBTL – NLEX, our favorite Spanish Sardines Pasta with the coffee to keep our eyes from permanently closing.

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We are going to stay at Capones Vista Resort in Pundaquit, Zambales. 

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If you’ve ever been to Zambales, you’d know that the sand is gray, the waves are strong and it’s about 3 – 4 hours drive from Manila. We have a pretty country – mild room, don’t you say?:)

The resort has their own cafeteria – you can either stay outside, facing the pool area or stay inside where the small / bar counter is.We stayed outside.

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For lunch, We ate Sinigang na Hipon and Grilled Pusit. Both are superb! 😀

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First and Second Day at Home before heading out to get baked.

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Aside from the 2 families and a barkada of 5 — we were pretty much the only ones at the resort. :))

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For Dinner, We had Lechon Macau, Sizzling T-Bone Steak and Hokkaido Soup. The Service is Blah though. Servers at the cafeteria showed that they pretty much do not want to be disturbed. We scheduled for a Massage and Mani – Pedi  but both were forgotten. We followed up the massage and was told that it will arrive at 10pm but showed up around 11:15pm. 

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Second Day was really a quiet day for rest, we stayed there listening to music, taking a dip, making conversation, lying around and just thinking about life in general (I know!) Haha.

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Well, there it is. 😀 Overall, I am happy about the trip – It would have been better if the better half was with me though. The place is great, service is a no no.

EVERYDAY: Zambales with AGSB-mates


I plan to have my worries and all the numbers in my head be washed away by the huge waves of china sea.

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We all tried Skimboarding! Wil definitely try to learn the sport. 😀

TRAVEL: Zambales


We have been planning this since our first class meeting. And now, here it is!

But then, the surf instructor called and informed us that there won’t be any waves that day. Our back up plan? We just plan to chill at the beach. 

 

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Second spot? The Circle.

Let me tell you the place is plainly for surfing. There is no picturesque corner or resort in this part. The circle had a huge kubo which is very relaxing if you just want to hang out with your friends, drink, play cards, sleep at a hammock, play and sing with your guitars. The place encourages you to doodle.

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This was the picture and the exact reason why we agreed to stay here on a spur of the moment decision.

When we got there though, the place was too cramped. The hammocks were side by side each other. I suggest that if you want to go here, reserve the ones in the big kubos – they are perfect for friendly bonding. 

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Anyway, we ended up at Kina-bot at sir-ping.

The kubo was Php 800 a night which can fit around 6 – 7 people. There was only a mattress on the floor and one fan. 3 plugs and nothing more. It was tambayan type which was also perfect.

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We left Makati around 3:30 in the afternoon and arrived there at about 9 in the evening. There were already people who were drinking outside our kubo. Edward, one of our classmates decided to join them for a drink and so did everyone else. 

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So meet Ping and Anon, our new found friends. As much as it seems that they are just manginginoms sa kanto, ping is actually one of the owners and a known surf instructor too. Anon on the other hand owns a shrimp hatchery and is a good friend of Ping. Aside from what they do for a living, they are actually pretty cool to hang out with. They are very laid back and easy going. Plus, heavy drinkers too. Haha. We finished two Emperador, 1 Ginebra and about bottles of San Mig and 6 Tanduay Ice. We also met the owner – Kuya Bot around 2 in the morning when he told us to tone down our voices because he has a baby. They were all very welcoming and kind.Image

 

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We were all okay the next morning except for Roumel. Haha.

We went for a swim and tried surfing and skim boarding though there weren’t any waves at that time. 

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Overall, it was a blast. Ping and Anon even drove all the way to Bataan to have lunch with us at Alex’s house and came with us to drop us off at the Bus Station.

 

We will be coming back.