Best holiday of the year next to Christmas is the Holy week. Some say it’s boring coz there’s no good shows on television, you can’t make some noise, you can’t have a party or whatever. When I was a kid, I find Holy week as boring, but now that I am no longer a student, I find it soooo… I just have to say I love holy week now. I get to go somewhere far and relax with someone. This summer, I went to Pundaquit Zambales with my friend for 3 days and 2 nights. It’s a good thing we went on Friday not Thursday coz the traffic on Thursday was so heavy coz it’s the first day of vacation, lot of people were travelling to their provinces.
This was a very unplanned getaway, our original plan was just to go hiking somewhere in Rizal, but plans have changed so we decided to go to Zambales. 2 nights before our getaway, we were trying to book for a room but all hotels, all rooms are no longer available due to it’s peak season. So we just went there hoping to find an available room, at last we found an available cottage and checked in at Pundaquit Luxury Resort, after a night we moved to a different and more comfortable room. So there.
Day 1 (Good Friday)
Here’s a picture of me trying out my monopod. Hehe
Went to the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival 2014 with my Ate and her boyfriend.
We purchased this promo from Metro Deal and package includes the following:
– Roundtrip Bus Transfer (Manila-Clark-Manila)
– Driver, Fuel Charge and Toll Fees
– Services of a Tour Coordinator
– Travel Insurance
– Entrance Ticket to Phil. International Friendship Balloon Festival
– Cultural Tour in Clark Nayong Pilipino
– Tour in Paradise Ranch Nature
Paradise Ranch Tour
Lake Heron (Rafting Area)
Visit to Butterfly Kingdom
Visit to Bird Sanctuary
Visit to Monkey Area
Visit to Little Baguio
– Set Lunch in Paradise Ranch
– Side trip at Duty Free Shops
– Summer Games & Prices
– Free Souvenir Item
for just 1,7k+ we get to travel and tour these different places. Not bad.
Meeting place was at the front of Asian Management Institute at around 1am. So we waited at McDonald’s Paseo De Roxas branch.
First stop at Lubao, Pampanga for the Hot air balloon festival
Second stop at Nayong Filipino
Third Stop at Ranch Paradise, Lake Heron, visit to Butterfly Kingdom, Bird Sanctuary, Monkey Area, Little Baguio, Farm Ville
and Toon Town. We also visited the place where Marian had a scene for Marimar (didn’t take a pic of it though). We also had our lunch here at Paradise Ranch and side trips to Duty Free.
Tripped around Tagaytay.. Haha, watch this vid!
Went all the way from Cavite just to visit Elmo and ask for his confirmation for JulieNation’s Block Screening with Julie and Elmo which is happening NOW (August 18, at Trinoma). Yes you’ve read that right, “NOW”. Didn’t make it today at the Block Screening for some reasons 😦 But it’s ok at least I’ve made it at the Premiere Night 🙂
Are you familiar with this house? It’s where Nyel stayed the whole Summer 🙂
“blue shirts and tents”
With dear Sarah – my best fan-girling buddy ever :))
I’ll start my blog with this post since it’s already June and Summer’s over. So timely!
I only had 2 outings this summer coz I took my subjects advance this summer class. I thought, I wouldn’t have time for this. First outing was last week, May 28 at Volet’s Resort with high school friends. I thought I wouldn’t make it to be there coz I only have enough money for the entrance fee of the resort but I really miss them so much so I went there with my exact money. This was planned so long but still, only few made it to be there. It was still fun though we’re not complete. Call time was 7am at DY’s apartment (our guidance counselor) but it’s almost past 11am, some are not yet there, Filipino time it is! That day had a perfect weather, not too sunny and not raining. Good thing coz I won’t enjoy too much coz I’m not gonna swim if it’s too sunny haha. I love Volets resort for having waves on their pools, cool! Although I didn’t enjoy the slides coz of the short I’m wearing, it’s kinda rough and not smooth. I really never experienced their slide no matter what position I try, haha I can even climb the slide haha. Fail!
P.S. I went home with my P1.75 money, haha
Those multiple shots are by Jojo ( we hired a photographer) ..made it a gif hehe 😛
Second was at Antel Grand Village, Kawit Cavite (just yesterday, June3) . I really loved the place here, it’s like I’m in the beach coz of the sand!
This is not actually a sand, it’s like a little pieces of marbles.
“Paa kapalit ng boses” shot inspired by Little Mermaid
So yeah! That’s how I spent the last 2 weeks of my summer.