Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pico de Loro DIY

I don't know where to start. I promise my self to blog all my travel. And trying to remember the things in my mind in my pico climb experience is a challenge but the actual climb is super, duper, mega challenging!!!

It was February 15, 2015, after the super uber cheezy days because of valentines day. Here we are in pico celebrating singlehood HarHarHar :D.


Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas
Major jump-off: DENR Station, Magnetic Hill, Ternate, Cavite

Minor jump-off: Ternate-Nasugbu Highway, Nasugbu, Batangas

LLA: 14° 12.855 N; 120° 38.785 E; 664 MASL

Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 2-5 hours

Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3

Features: Distinctive spire at the summit, forests, scenic views of Cavite

Last updated: February 23, 2015

source: pinoymountaineer.com

Call time 6 am, rode the bus from Coastal Mall to Ternate, Cavite (82 pesos) then road a 225 peso tricycle ride to DENR for registration (25) and to the Mt. Pico De Loro jump off point (few hundred meters away from DENR).


Pile of rocks

A moment and trademark pose in every travel

buddies

walk walk walk

The gang!

Finally we are here at the camp. At the back is the famous parrot's peak

Lunch at the camp site.

At the peak

Hello Monolith! See you again. Time will come I'm ready to climb you.

My 1st out of the country tour: Cambodia (part 2)


It's time for the cambodia trip to blog. I'll try to remember the activities, its been 6 months.

Vietnam-Cambodia Itinerary here.

Mekong Express - From saigon- phnon penh 7am - 3pm then phom phen - siem reap 3pm-11pm total of 16 hrs of travel. Inclusion of snacks and bottled water.
Sakit sa wetpaks!! hahahaha

We stayed at Ta Som Guest House the room has 2 double size bed, big for 3 pax. We communicate easily to our tuktuk driver his accent is Australian and he speak well in english.

The charming Ta Som Guest House is ideally placed in the heart of Siem Reap,
the gateway to UNESCO World Heritage Angkor.

We are just 200 metres from the Royal Residence and Park area!
5 minutes walking to Central Market .
10 minutes walking to the Old Market, the French colonial town center.
5 minutes walking to National Angkor Museum.
8 minutes drive to airport
12 minutes drive to Angkor Wat!

ALL ROOM RATE ARE INCLUDED DAILY BREAKFAST.

  • Free pick up & Transfer service from airport / boat- or bus station 
  • We provide welcome drink & cold towel during check in. 
  • Free internet and E-mail access & WIFI 
  • Free mineral water (one bottle per person per day) 
  • Free Angkor and Siem Reap map 

Picture moment! Temple, temple and more temple











wall art

                  Lady temple

Monk quarters at Angkor Wat

Angkor wat

I love Puerto Princesa

Finally, after 2 years of planning this vacation, it was executed last April. After graduation, (hmm 7 years ago) we hang out often and focus/busy to our own career. Coffee in table and the classic timezone videoke is our bonding till we planned this out of town last 2 yrs ago and it was just executed last April. :)

Travel buddies :)

We decided to stay at Romy's place.

-The room is big for 3 pax.

-1 single bed

-1 double bed

-has their own toilet.

-They provide towels and toiletries.

-Has pool.

-with breakfast

-Romy's place is far from town but they have free shuttle service if you want to eat at the famous resto in town like Ka lui and kinabuch. Just let them know your schedule.

-We also booked our travel and tour to them.



Romy's Place Pool

Bed

Recommended resto in town:

Ka Lui - if you are seafood lovers this resto is for you! And its pricey. 


Kinabuch - this resto is good for barkada/family they serve big and the price is good :)
 

Day 0: Roaming around the city :)

Lakas maka OOTD! Dress from QuenSizeManila

The tres marias.
Hazel. Me. Rinna

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Crocodile Farm

At Baker's Hill

NP. On your city tour, as much as possible buy pasalubong hopia in baker's hill. Its cheaper and freshly baked. Oh don't forget to check the expiration date :)


Firefly watching around 7pm
I thought its gonna be boring we just need to watch the firefly but I learned a lot in this activity. Star gazing/constellations (yes! ang daming stars na makikita unlike in manila), firefly life cyle, the importance of mango grove and etc. Good job kuya bankero!

Inclusion dinner after firefly watching. Kainan na! :)

Day 1: Underground River
At Sabang, Puerto Princesa


NP. There is inclusion lunch buffet after your underground river activity.

Day 2: Honda bay tour - yey beach!!


Starfish Island

Luli Island

Cowrie Island


Picture picture


Expenses:
               PHP
Airfare Cebupac 2722
Accomodation
and tour
5200
Environmental Fee 40
Terminal Fee 150
Budget 2000
 Total 10112