On a typhoon season, I wasn’t worried about the rain or about not being able to surf on the waves of La Union.
With the hopes of temporarily escaping all the work and heart-related stress, two broke girls went on an unplanned escape trip to Zambales in April 2016.
I thought two days and one night wouldn’t be enough, but our trip was prime. Baler, Aurora felt so bucolic. The bus station was small and rocky with tricycles on the side waiting for tourist passengers who would go for a ride around the town. The streets were small but not congested. Houses and establishments … Continue reading Baler, Aurora: No photos. Just the sound of the waves.
Read first about DAY 1 here. There had been much anticipation of the beach that morning. What I hadn't anticipated was the surge of butterflies that increasingly brushed my stomach as I road the boat, held back and waited, and finally jumped and glanced at the gentle giant swimmer of under the sea. We registered … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 2 – Whale Shark Interaction
It was a fun jeepney ride with the townsfolk—women with large bayongs, parents with children on their lap, men hanging on outside the back. There were vendors, too, from whom we bought local sweet treats as snack during the long ride to Donsol beach. We’d made a reservation in advance to make sure we … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 1 – Donsol, Sorsogon