I couldn’t remember the last time my family went on a vacation together. Aside from everyone being super busy with school and work, we haven’t had the chance to really spend for quality time outside home. However, last weekend, we finally had the opportunity to take the weekend off and enjoy the company of one another at Kalaw Place in Puerto Galera.
They say that the best time to start something is during the first month of a year that’s why for 2016, I promised myself to climb at least one mountain a month. Thankfully before January ended, I was able to climb one.
Two hours away from Manila, Mt. Maculot is situated at Cuenca, Batangas. It stands tall at 930 MASL, making it one of the go-to mountains of hikers and adventurers.
There’s always something about year-enders. Year-end gimmicks, adventures, makeovers, and the like – a year-end activity testifies the validation we need in the year that’s about to end, and symbolizes the hope that we can also conquer the new year that’s about to come.
As for my friends who are always hungry for an adventure every now and then, we chose to conquer Mt. Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas. We were planning for this as early as the first week of December, but Typhoon Nona came and we couldn’t go so we had to reschedule.
The South has a lot of unspoiled beaches to offer, and one of them is located at Pagbilao in Quezon, just a little over 2 hours away from Manila.
Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas is a secluded paradise, known for its white sand. There isn’t too many white sand beaches near the metro, so my friend, Jap, and I made sure to visit it.
Hulugan Falls is the new hidden darling of Laguna. Like most wonders of our country, it demands a lot of your time and full effort before you can actually witness its beauty.
It was a long commute to Laguna. After more than two hours of trying-to-sleep-but-ended-up-watching-a-movie-instead, we finally reached Sta. Cruz! Tip: Ask the kundoktor to drop you off at the jeepney terminal bound for Luisiana.