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The year this is...

My beachcapades..

View Sweet Escape & ..to Badian and back.. & the best of cebu's south side on wandergurl's travel map.

I came across a picture of all modes of transportation with a big word TRAVEL on it then i realized i have taken all these types of transportation.

This led me to think of where i have been for just this year only. Where do I start...Hmmm..

The first trip we had was last February. Out of the blue, we decided to go on a road trip -- tracing the edges of South Cebu . We went West and then worked our way down South. It would've been nice to see what's in store in a certain town but when you got an ala-F1 racer as driver, nah..then you can just forget about it and pray that the seatbelt won't let go. Funny coz our friend, Karl, who was seated at the backseat, was already praying for his life. :Þ

Summer of this year, my 2 good friends -- Karl and D (who are also travel locos, and who, by the way, named their tandem Locos Viajeros) and me and Pete made a crazy splurge on our common passion - the BEACH!. Every after payday starting on March 30, we made sure that we hit the beach on different places. We started at Stuckli Resort in Badian and then 15 days later, we found ourselves in Kookoo's Nest in Antulang,Negros Oriental and again after 15 days, we were in Siquijor. Whew! I said to myself that this is the greatest summer of my life but not for my pocket.. ;(

Among those beaches, Pete and I had fallen in love with Kookoo's Nest in Antulang. It was our first time and sure enough we didn't expect that going there is like climbing a mountain! It's when you're on the verge of quitting but when you get to the top, the feeling is so overwhelming. What a sight! You can't get enough of the place. One can feast to their heart's desire on the resort's food, which, I gotta say is fantastic, and and the beach...you can snorkel or dive all you want! Be amazed at the corals and fishes...Heaven..

Siquijor is not that bad though. I guess it's the experience when we arrived there that created a bad feeling for me. Siquijor, in it's entirety is a sanctuary. It’s a small place and you can tour the entire island in about three hours. They have lots of sights and interesting places to offer. I noticed that bell towers are ubiquitous on the place. Tourists also often the island since they have great diving spots as well.

Months went by and nothing significant happened except for an outing or two to the beach.

Then just recently, Pete took me to San Remegio. The first time was supposed to be a surprise but it slipped his tongue..hehehe.. So off we went on a two-hour drive to San Remegio. We stayed in Elegant Beach Resort. First impressions really have a lasting impression coz 3 days and 2 nights stay is just not enough. I had to go back and this time, with friends in tow.

A busy person can really take a breather on this resort. It's far from the hustle and bustle of the city. We spent most of our time on the beach...listening to the waves and enjoying the fresh air...and of course, photo ops! With camwhores and photogs in the group, why not?!

The resort also has a swimming pool for adults and kids and a jacuzzi. Check it out during the evening, and you'll see how romantic the place suddenly becomes. I personally love the pool area during the evening...I just love the lights!...and much lovelier with the fountain on...perfect for night swimming! The resort has plenty of rooms for 2-4 people and a dorm room for groups. They also have vast lawn area with benches suitable for group activities or simply for those who want to just sit and enjoy the sight of the beach below.

I wonder what's next for me? Oh well, life's full of surprises and I'm definitely up for it! ;Þ

Posted by wandergurl 17:57 Archived in Philippines Tagged backpacking

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