Wow it’s been 5 months since the last time I wrote in this blog. For the past few months I traveled a lot, and last March was quite busy for me in terms of traveling. I went to Bicol Region starting from my hometown, Pasacao, Camarines Sur, then I went to see Mayon Volcano in Daraga, Albay. During the last week of the month I was in Biri Island, Northern Samar. In April, I spent my Holy Week in Marinduque Island.
In the month of May I went back to school to pursue my I.T. course so traveling in this month was not quite possible.
Will give some updates about this blog soon.
Over a week ago, I went to Baler, Aurora but before going there, the decision has been made immediately since the original plan was to go to Bicol. I had a changeable decision and a big factor the reason why I decided to go to Baler was due to I had never visit this place before. It was over a six hour drive from Cubao, Quezon City as the bus left the terminal at 5 in the morning.
Baler is best known for surfing and if you like this adventure, better go to this place. There were lots of tourist spots that I’ve missed to visit like the biggest balete tree was located in this place. Maybe the next time around when I visited Baler.
I still have my hang-over from the recent visit in Batanes. One of the best memories that I had was meeting 85 year old Lola Ida over the town of Ivana. I’ve heard from a lot of bloggers that Lola Ida originally came from Silay, Negros Occidental and migrated Batanes in 1935. The House of Dakay has been a popular stop and one of the most preserved houses in Batan where Lola Ida had lived since her family migrated. “Dakay” is Lola Ida’s father. Lola Ida was sickly at the moment that I visited her. She was the most photographed person in Batanes
I had a fond memory visiting Batanes and a pleasure to meet Lola Ida who’s considered as an icon among photographers and tourists.
The House of Dakay
It was a dream came true for me upon visiting Batanes Island in the north of Philippines. I stayed there for 7 days. Two reasons why I wanted to rusticate the place – travel and photography. Travel because those photos I have seen before were inviting but then again, a dream came true. The landscape was simply breathtaking and mesmerizing. Seven days were not enough. Photography because the island is a great place to get some nice shots and wow, such a very challenging experience to take some shots in that beautiful island. The people captured my heart as they were so nice and respectful. Batanes has a zero crime rate. I hope that someday, I will come and visit Batanes again…
Posted in Landscape, photography, Places
Tagged asia, basco, batanes, island, itbayat, philippines, sabtang, tours, travels, valugan bay
This gallery contains 1 photos.
I had a short visit in Roxas Blvd yesterday and spent a few hours in Manila Bay to see the sunset. As a hobbyist in photography, I tried to wait for the twilight so I could get some best shots … Continue reading
This gallery contains 2 photos.
I was in Tanay, Rizal yesterday with a buddy who live in this town. He was my tour guide and at first we went to Daranak falls for photo shoots. It was 18 years ago since my last visit in … Continue reading
This gallery contains 1 photos.
I had a two-day landscape photography workshop in Lucena and Pagbilao, Quezon. So here is the outcome of one of the pictures I have taken at the beach in Pagbilao. Some gears were required for landscape but since I don’t … Continue reading