Cuyo Palawan

 

Philippines comprise of 7,641 islands with different tradition, culture, living and delicious foods and exquisite beauty of nature. With that huge number of islands tourist has an unlimited place to visit. Lets travel to the one of the favorite place to visit of the “Last Frontier of the Philippines”. A travel that you can remember for the rest of your life.

Cuyo is a fourth class municipality in the province of Palawan in the Philippines with 17 barangays. A house of Palawan’s great politician, haciendero’s, haciendera’s before the 20th century and is used to be the capital of Palawan before it is transferred to Puerto Princesa. It is the best place to visit if you want to escape from the vociferous city and rest from a stressful and tiresome job. There is a place for individuals who prefer exclusive stay which is far from the noise you are escaping. it have its famous sandbar and beaches for bourgeois visitors. Any adventure can be experienced here like other tourist destination in the Philippines. This can be reach via plane or boat.

 

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Samar Offerings

Lulugayan Falls

A few kilometers away and more than 2 hours ride from San Juanico bridge is a town of Calbiga, Samar lies a falls that is now a new attraction of the town which lead to another way to augment income of the residents.

To reach the Lulugayan falls, tourist need to take a habal-habal and trek down for 15 minutes. Lulugayan falls have a clean and cool water. Its wideness cause to called a little Niagara falls of Eastern Visayas of the Philippines. It is one of a kind falls in Samar surrounded with lots of trees that will make it more natural and beautiful.

Torpedo Boat Extreme Adventure

 

Logging is illegal that’s why farmers have to find another way to feed their starving stomach and sustain another essential needs. From an intellect mind borne this torpedo boat extreme adventure. Visitors will get amazed with its thrilling ride bought by strong current of waters that will make you shout and make you wet specially in going back which is against the current.

Foods

Jiabong Samar is a mussel capital of the Philippines which offers a diverse recipe of mussel(tahong) such as tahong chips, tahong sisig, rellenong  tahong. But its signature cook is maruyang tahong – a snack which has a distinct taste.

It is just a few adventure and tourist attractions that Samar is now offering. It is undisputed that recovery and progress is noticeable in the province. Thanks to brilliant minds, individuals and organizations that mitigate the province transform it to lucrative one.

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Lake Apo

 

Lake Apo is a crater lake and a pride of Barangay Guinoyoran in the city of Valencia, Bukidnon province in the Philippines, located in a hilly area about 640 meters in elevation, about 11 kilometers West Southwest of the town center. And is awarded as one of the cleanest lake in Region 10. Anybody can rent a raft going to the deepest point(80-100 ft.) of the lake for 300-450 pesos. A perfect place for individuals who find serenity with nature.

Certain businessman is accountable for its maintenance. Its lodge can accommodate 40 persons. Riding the floating cottage, horseback riding, kayaking,swimming,jet skiing can be enjoyed in the place.

Serenity and etc. can be attained through travelling for it is where everybody can reflect and enjoy the beauty of nature given to us which will transform sadness to happiness.

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Samar Watersport

Samar has been devastated by the Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 caused the entire province to break down. The province is struggling to lift up Samar after the devastation, a circumstances that left nothing for the place. Now Samar is ready to accommodate visitors to experience their thrilling rides.

San Juanico bridge is created in 1973 one of the magnificent structure in the Philippines. Considered as the longest bridge in the country which connects the province of Samar and Leyte. The beauty of San Juanico is undeniable to become a tourist spot.

From a floating restaurant in San Juan, Samar, visitors will take a speed boat, the visitors will transfer to banana boat if they reach the proximity of the bridge. At the moment that the banana boat will pass beyond the bridge, visitors will be poured unto the water to complete the frightful though amazing water experience. This is one of the best way to promote San Juanico bridge and Samar and forget the sad past of the province.

 

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Vertical Bivouac in the Philippines

Yosemite National Park  is a famous outdoor activity located in the California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Famous for its gigantic Sequoia trees, Tunnel view, Bridalveil Fall, El Captain’s granite cliff and Half Dome. In the Philippines an existing site for vertical bivouac is in White Cliff, Quezon, Bukidnon, the first and only in the country. This White Rock wall serves as protector from the storms. It is situated at 150- meter ledge facing the national highway. The bivouac is approximately around 2 meters wide and 15 meters long and the ledge is 480 feet off the ground. Ascending using Single Rope Technique is a way to reached the site. Climbing will take 2-3 hours including rest. It has two ledges- the first ledge and the transition ledge that climbers need to pass before reaching the final ledge. This adventure is good for vigorous individuals and those who are not afraid of heights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uptown Exploration

Uptown Cebu is a famous place for its nightlife and many establishment like shopping plaza and many more. A modern traveling wherein visitors go to malls, and clubs every night, etc.. A  place where the  first urban zipline in Cebu is located and other adventures in the place like edge coaster, skywalk for anyone who loves sky experience and who are not afraid of heights. Any guest can reach the location via taxi, and public utility vehicle. No worries for the visitors since it is surrounded with hotels from quite expensive to economy class hotels and restaurants which offers good food and famous international cuisine. Cebu Business District and IT Park is just kilometers away. Mango Avenue is nearby for those who like social life and others. For religious, it is also near to Sto. Rosario Parish, Sacred Heart and many more including other denominations. Traveling doesn’t mean everything is thrilling, it depends on the visitors satisfaction.

Magnificent Simala!

 

 

Travelling is best thing to do to create memories, a worth to reminisce memories. It is said that the end is near, if that’s true then enjoy travelling to the fullest because travelling create friends and experience that any traveler would cherish for the rest of their life.  “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson. So, while there is enough  time to enjoy the beauty of nature and the structure of Simala shrine to meet the gladdest moment in human life.

Simala church is 57 kilometers away from Cebu City- a tourist attraction and religious place to meditate for Catholic devotees. Considered as a miraculous place said where the Virgin Mary appeared and performed some miracle, visited by professionals and board exam takers. It is believed that many lame individuals happened to walk after they asked the intercession of Mother Mary. The structure looks like a castle with its architecture since they keep on expanding it. Its expansion comes from donations of people who passed the board and bar exam, and those who are healed in their diseases. It’s location is on mountain top which gives visitors a view of the city. Visitors have religious encounter and enjoy the beauty of its structures and nature in one go.

Anybody can probably arrange a travel with rent for hire car or by public utility vehicle.

Mactan Adventure

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It is really nice to enjoy the summer in the beach with family and friends, plunging in the crystal clear and cold water. Beaches in the city is contaminated with dirt that would cause skin rashes. But finding a beach which suit the beach lovers wants may be costly, time consuming and tiresome. From travel arrangement, pack-up to actual travel is head aching. Summer is fun but it is a time which all saved money will be spent. Travelers would be penniless, boat rentals cost us 4,500 for the entire day with free seafood. The expenses has probably reach to 10,000 pesos(more or less). Transportation is no problem since it is just in the city. Mactan Island is just few kilometers from the mainland Cebu. Everybody can overdose their selves swimming in the Mactan Island hopping. Also fish feeding in Olango Island is a plus points for the island hopping. Guide bring the tourist to beautiful swimming places if traveler has no knowledge where to go. Water rides can be enjoyed in Mactan. For some, swimming is normal, and it is considered as their home because it makes them relaxed, comfortable, and know their surroundings.

South Cebu Canyoneering

Canyoneering emerged as a new adventure in the south of Cebu visited by local and foreign tourist, featured in the television several times. This adventure start in Alegria Cebu and will end in Badian with seven level. Adventurers will jump at the end of the canyoneering in Badian where cool water awaits for visitors to plunge. But those individuals can probably quit if they can no longer overcome their fear. It is really an awesome adventure wherein visitors glide the wet cliff. No worries since they provide a knowledgeable tourist guide and gears for the visitors safety.

Wasted Chef

Past semester was very tiresome and stressful for us because we are loaded with tough subjects such as Income Taxation, Management Accounting, and Mathematics – our favorite subjects. Just kidding.

Before we leave the four corners of our classroom we decided to chill for a couple of hour and to relax through eating. Wasted Chef that time was newly open so, we decided to try their offerings such as burger, shawarma, shrimp and pasta. It was a worthwhile chilling moment for us, it would be totally awesome if we’re complete. But since, Gia is choosy we didn’t force her to go with us. To sum it up, our eating experience is great with 250 pesos even if their burger is funky. I still ate my piece to avoid additional payment since most buffet restaurant discouraged leftovers, and will pay for it.