I've been to Zambales several times in the past, be it bumming on its stretches of gray-sand beaches with its enticing blue waters, visiting a zoo or just enjoying the view of its imposing mountain ranges. Knowing that there are still a lot to see in this province, we decided to experience its historical side by visiting former President Ramon Magsaysay's ancestral house as a side trip on our way back to Manila after a weekend of surfing in Liw-liwa.
We went to Liw-liwa with only one accommodation in mind, The Circle Hostel. Basing on what we have read from the internet, it's the best option for budget travelers like us. So, upon reaching the hostel, we were accommodated by Ate Vangie and she discussed the various accommodation options they have.
As we saw how big the waves are, we were a bit hesistant if we really want to surf. It's January, the swell is great during this time of the year in Zambales. But the waves made us excited! Woohoo! Okay, we got to try it here! Hahaha! But before we really get to do it, we took some time to just sit at the shore to relax and watch the local surfers in Liw-liwa ride the strongs waves.
We travelled to Liw-liwa to try surfing on this part of Zambales. So, on our 2nd day, we rented a surf board and requested a surfing instructor from the staffs of The Circle Hostel. We then proceeded to the surfing area. We were amazed by the huge waves! It was quite early morning and there were already a few surfers trying out the morning swell.
We were too lazy one Saturday morning. We were craving to go to the beach as it is so hot in Metro Manila. We really don't have any plans, we just want to go to the beach. Good thing I remembered reading an article in Lokal Soul about this unknown surfing spot in Zambales. Armed with what we have read, our restless feet led us to Liw-liwa in San Felipe, Zambales.
Last February, I won the contest of Intrepid Adventure Lifestyle. The prize is an all expense paid trip to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia with Mt. Kinabalu Climb set on April 12-15, 2012. Woohoo! It was awarded to me a week after it was announced. From then on, I started to research about the complexity of the climb to prepare for it.
Travel Guide : Dumaguete City and Valencia, Negros Oriental-Things To Do, Itinerary, How To Get There, Accommodation, Getting Around, Expenses & More!
This is a travel guide that will help you plan an overnight trip to the "City of Gentle People" Dumaguete City and it's nearby town of Valencia, Negros Oriental. It provides basic information on what to do, where to stay, transportation, how to get there, itinerary, estimated budget, and contact details that will guide you through your visit. Experience Dumaguete City's truly loving, peaceful and very hospitable people. An experience you'll cherish for a lifetime!
Silliman University and Rizal Boulevard are two of the must-visit landmarks in Dumaguete City. After we have explored Casaroro falls, we went back to the city to have a feel on how things are going in this "university town" in Negros Oriental.
Your visit to Dumaguete City won’t be complete without trying out these 3 famous food items in the City - fried ice cream, silvanas and sans rival. They may not be native delicacies, but these are definitely a must-try!
One of the most popular destination when visiting Dumaguete City is the Casaroro Falls in the town of Valencia, Negros Oriental. Considered to be the most photographed waterfall in the entire province, it is located just 9.4 kilometers west of Dumaguete City. Tucked in the rock crevices of the craggy Valencia mountains, the water flows and drops at a height of 100 feet to a deep, cold catch basin.
We safely arrived in Dumaguete City, after that stressful and vomit-filled afternoon ferry ride from Siquijor. Hahaha! We don't have any hotel in mind, so we asked recommendations form the tricycle driver that we hired from the port. The tricycle brought us to Harold's Mansion, we inquired about their accommodations and their room rate is just right to our budget. So, we decided to stay here for the next 36 hours before we go back to Manila.
Travel Guide : Siquijor - Things To Do, Itinerary, How To Get There, Accommodation, Getting Around, Expenses and Contact Details
This is a travel guide that will help you plan an overnight trip to the island of Siquijor. It provides basic information on what to do, where to stay, transportation, how to get there, itinerary, estimated budget, and contact details that will guide you through your visit to this majestic island in Central Visayas. Siquijor is mystical, enchanting and magical! Visit Siquijor and experience serenity at its best!