Friday, May 19, 2017

Island bumming: Cagbalete


It's summer again and it's time to visit some parts of the Philippines! We went to Cagbalete Mauban, quezon together with my former logica ECM officemates.

The tour was booked to Golden Peak Tour PH.

Inclusions: Van rt Boat rt Environmental fee Entrance fee Foods 3 meals Tent accomodation Itinerary: 3:00 call time Jollibee ayala 4:00am etd Ayala shell 7am eta mauban port Bfast (kkb) 8am etd mauban port 8:30 eta cagbalete port 9am eta jovens resort 12nn lunch (hosted) 1pm rest exploring islands 3pm swimming /kayak (own accnt) 5:30 sunset watching/ nyelpie 7pm dinner (hosted) 8pm socials with live band 11pm star gazing 2nd day 5:30am sunrise watching selfie 7am bfast (hosted) 8am swimming 9am pack up 10am etd jovens 10:30 etd cagbalete island 11:30 mauban port lunch (kkb) 12:30 etd mauban 1:30 eta rodillas pasalubong 2:30 eta kamay ni hesus lucban 4pm etd lucban 5:30 eta pilillia windmill 6pm etd windmill 8pm eta Ayala shell

Day 1: 

Registration Area

Tried this pansit lucban. libre ni bday boi. haha

On the way to cagbalete island

Low tide in the middle of the shore. Lakad na lang papuntang pangpang.   

Hipon for lunch. 

Crabs for lunch. kaso sa sobrang gutom namen mukang di dapat ganito ang ulam. Ang tagal kainin.
The food is so so.. Pwede na ang lasa but we like it if its buttered garlic. Kaso pinakuluan lang sa asin. and wala pang fruits. :(

With my former officemates


Day 2:

Good morning! 

side trip at part pa eto ng palaisdaan. Air summit gourmet

with rinna

With the gang pero asan si ate Ruby? x___x

side trip at kamay ni jesus. Sakto sa mahal na araw.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Summer in the city of Saigon

It's my 2nd time in Saigon and as usual I always visit the famous attractions in the city and trying out their food!

Day 4: By the way, I booked at Nok air from DMK to ho chi minh. Nokair was on sale that time when I booked last October.

Hello! Saigon we meet again! :)
At Luan Vu, took a 4 hr nap after no sleep in our last night in bangkok

Then exchange our peso in jewelry shop at the back of benh thanh market.
Millionaire! lol

Walk around the city till we get here in Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Late brunch at 3PM after walking in the city.

Hmmm what to order?
After late brunch then after 15 minutes of walk, merienda at Jollibee Saigon! :)

Bida and saya! Pero iba ang lasa ng spaghetti :(
The taste is not the usual filipino sweet spaghetti, this is vietnamese style.

 Day 5: We booked  Cau dai temple and cu chi tunnel tour at TheSinhTourist.

Spacious mini bus for this tour :)

First stop at eggshell mosaic handcraft before the super long ride going to cau dai temple.
Ang galing noh?

At Cau Dai temple

I've been curious about this religion when I heard this to my friend.
The Cau dai temple is a mixture of christianity, buddhism, taoism, confucianism and Islam. 

The temple has a daily ceremony, when religions collide in one church.
We-fie muna kami.

Choir at 2nd flr
Symbolism of Cau dai
the 2nd half of the tour is the Cu chi tunnel

Our bus tour guide demonstrated how vietnamese preparing at war. 

Its my 2nd time cu chi tunnel tour but this is my 1st time to try to walk inside the actual tunnel

Me and rock unexpectedly tried the longest tunnel path.
Sumunod kasi kami sa iba.
Tapioca for snack after the tiring tunnel.

After the tour, we are back to the city and the bus drop-off us in the plaza where there's an Asian street food stalls. This is also walking distance in our hotel.

Souvenir! :)
 Day 6: Last day in saigon, Rockie has an early flight going to Dubai while me and gibbo flight is 9PM, we walk around again in the city to kill time and tried again some vietnamese food hehe.
Lunch at this stall. It's in benh thanh market.

Looks yummy!

where's my next adventure?

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Young Artist at the street

At the plaza

Very tasty vietnamese pizza hope there's like this in PH. 
The tastiest banh mih that I ever tasted! seriously for only 15,000 Dong theirs a real crust of meat in this sandwich :) It's just beside the jewelry shop where we exchange our peso.

Our last dinner in saigon, its my first time to try this kind off noodle.
There's pork internal organ lol and the soup has coconut cream, the taste it's not bad at all.
Our favorite dinner of all time in saigon. fried chicken meal. 

adventure in bangkok click here.