Batanes gave me nothing but pure bliss. I was uninterrupted. Life felt very easy. I never looked forward to anything at the end of the day, except for sumptuous dinner. And I lived each moment like life was perfect. I guess this is the effect of being exposed into something very beautiful, that it becomes so overwhelming and you can’t even put it into writing because no words can give justice to what it is.
It was another sweltering day in Batanes and I know I may sound weird, but that was just the way we were hoping it to be! Weather is a big factor that you need to consider when planning a trip to the islands of Batanes, especially when some are only reachable by boat. We originally planned our Day 2 for South Batan tour, but we were advised to take the Sabtang instead so we can take advantage of the good weather.
I am one of the lucky few who witnessed Boracay’s inexplicably beautiful sunset for the last time before the beach went under rehabilitation for 6 months. It was my third time and I was as excited as a normal person who is about to embark on a new journey. Boracay holds a special place in my heart simply because it’s one of the many places I first visited and probably one of the reasons why I love being under the heat of the sun and hearing the sound of waves. I can say that I’m also one of the lucky people who firsthand experienced the beautiful island back when it wasn’t spoilt and crowded.
I didn’t know what to feel when I got a prompt from Lakawon Island’s website that the TawHai Floating Bar will be unavailable during our stay due to maintenance and improvements. The reason I acted out is that everything was already set. We booked our room and paid for the floating bar experience prior learning that we wouldn’t be able to try it ourselves. I also read a blog that the Lakawon Island is just a mere beach like every other beach and the only thing that makes it special is the TawHai Floating Bar. But I was there and I tell you, it’s not your typical beach like what other people are saying! 😛
Dumaguete City is the capital of the province of Negros Oriental and is popular to foreign tourists because of easy access from Cebu City through a ferry ride. I don’t know if it’s just me but I think there’s really nothing much to see in the town proper of Dumaguete aside from the famous Silliman University. I checked some itineraries before and I saw that Apo Island and Manjuyod Sandbar are the primary reasons why travelers and tourists visit this province.