Saturday, October 15, 2011

Vacation in South Korea

Last October 7 to 10, 2011, I was given a chance to visit South Korea. I was able to see a glimpse of Seoul, Busan (Pusan), and Daegu. I will share our planned and actual itinerary, budget and actual spending, places I suggest you see based on what I saw, and food to try. For this vacation I was with current and former office mates.

Day 1 - October 7, 2011
Our flight departed Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, Manila, Philippines bound for Gimhae International Airport, Busan (Pusan), South Korea. Our flight with Cebu Pacific was 15 minutes delayed. I would say that as compared to my flights with Philippine Airlines (PAL) during my US and Hong Kong trip, CebuPac was way far better even if it's delayed. We left at around 4:30pm and arrived in Busan 9:30pm because of the time difference. It seems that the flight is 5 hours long, even if it was only 4 hours! Oh, before I forget I highly recommend the Ham and Cheese Croissant for P100.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Beaches in Laiya

Last May 2011, we had our company outing in Laiya Batangas. We stayed in Kabayan Beach Resort. It's pretty decent for team buildings but I think there are better resorts around the area. Anyway, here are the picture I took of the sea and the beach.

Laiya Beach
Summer Heat
Peaceful Relaxing Place

This is trip made me realize how much I love staying in sea water! My colleagues and I were enjoying the soft sand (almost muddy) and warm summer breeze. It was one fun trip!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hundred Islands in Alaminos

As mentioned in my other post, last April 30 to May 1 my high school friends and I went to a Bolinao-Hundred Island Travel Tour through Explore Island Philippines. Now I will share with you guys the pictures of our second day in Pangasinan.

After our first day in Bolinao, we checked in Villa Antolin. It was a simple yet amazingly clean hotel with warm water shower and soft beds. I had such a good night sleep that I was wide awake and enthusiastic for the Hundred Island tour. Look at all the pictures we took below and the amazing view we were rewarded when we decided to walk up the Governor's Island. It is one of just three islands that you could actually walked on.


Places to Visit in Bolinao

Last April 30 to May 1, my high school friends and I joined a Package Tour for a trip to Bolinao and Alaminos in the province of Pangasinan. This is the day 1 of our vacation in Bolinao. If you want to avail of tour packages at reasonable prices and avoid the stress of planning your itinerary and looking for places to visit and hotel to stay in, I suggest Explore Island Philippines.

Enchanted Cave

According to the man who served as our guide in the Enchanted Cave, the outside before the entrance of the actual cave are parts of the sea before. Just imagine how high the sea level before! Meanwhile, the inside of the cave is just fascinating as it is part of a bigger cave systems (or something like that) in the area. If you're going to have a swim (which I haven't experienced) I suggest you bring goggles so you could see those sharp rocks. Be careful and enjoy! The Enchanted Cave is along Patar road and it's open 8:30am to 6:00pm.
 
Outside the Enchanted Cave

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Puerto Galera Trip

I was in Puerto Galera for a three-day two-night vacation last March 2011. Here are some of the pictures I took using the cameras of Pol Faustino and Jeje Lao. During our vacation, we experienced playing in the beach and riding the banana boat (which is pretty cool). We also visited the Tamarraw Falls which was located beside the highway.