I haven’t updated my blog for who knows how long. I’ve been on hiatus and for no reason. I was just to lazy to update my blog. But now..one of my new year resolution is to be not a lazy bum. I will be more productive, be more artistic and be more confident.
And with that…i will try my best to update as much as I can. I will try to squeeze more informative stuff here. Be it food, travel and what not.
Let’s hope I won’t get the writers block as the days pass. 🙂
I have been trying to squeeze my creative juices this past few, like really hard… but to no avail, it seems that all the juices has been sucked up by my “so-called-busy-schedule”. I really wanted to update this blog, well, I should be updating it, but …i don’t have the mind of a virtuoso as of the moment, because all i can see now is , tuktuks…thai massages , pad thai…and more pad thai. Seriously, my mind is all over Thailand. I don’t know..i guess i’m just excited by the thought that I will be soon travelling SOLO…well..anyways…i just need to pour out some of my excess illusion of grandeur here..and snap out of this dillusion…: ) …
Any who…Yes, I will update my travel blog. Yes, I will make sure It will be informative… (eyes rolling…lol)
Thank God for Yearly Vacation, coz if there is none…i can die…kidding. Im happy that the long awaited vacation i plotted has come. I can go home to my country (Philippines) and enjoy my stay there with Family and Friends.
Every year I always make sure that I go to a place I’ve never been to. I want to have the feeling of awe and euphoria when you see a place. Good thing I have my wanderlust-er friends who at the last minute decides to join me on my adventure in CamSur.
Well to be honest, our first option was Sagada, in Mountain province. However, due to the news about the accidents and all , we opt not to go there. Which is good because our second on the list is Camsur. So, after 4 months of reading and checking blogs on the net regarding Camarines sur, sent emails to the agencies, and confirming the bookings. We successfully made our Itinerary. Yey!
To CAMSUR we Go!!!
First of, I just want to let you see how this trip looks like ( the arrows said it all 🙂 – click to enlarge ) :
From Legazpi City. We have to ride a bus going to Naga. The reason why we did not take the plane to Naga is because flight from Cebu to Naga is really expensive. And we are on a very tight budget. ( Thanks to the Peso fare @CebuPacificAir offer, travelling to any places in the Phillipines is a breeze) . Other than that, travelling this way is much more convenient, since we will be staying in Legazpi before going back to Cebu.
( The original plan was, Drop off in Legazpi. go to Naga to do the Wakeboarding and Caramoan the next day. However, since Picture taking is an utmost important to this travel,and if we decide to have the wakeboarding by night, it would be no fun at all. So, we decided to change our course. It will be Caramoan, then back to Naga to do the wake boarding then go back to Legazpi. 🙂 )
So, once we got out from the Legazpi airport, we hailed a cab going to the Legazpi Bus station. The fare is around 150php ( that’s for the whole cab). Then boarded a Bus going to Naga City. (The fare is 120php/pax). Although It was raining like cats and dogs, it stopped when we arrived at the second town.
We arrived in Naga City around 6pm. The Bus ride going from Legazpi to Naga is 2-3 hours depending on the bus stops. Exhaustion was creeping in, so we headed to the hotel/lodging place we have booked prior arriving in Naga. We stayed in Sampaguita tourist Inn. It’s not a fancy hotel, but for backpackers like us, this is enough. As long as there is bed and bath, we are good to go. The one we booked by the way is beside the river bank, which is also walking distance to SM Naga.
After we were settled. We decided to take our dinner. We went to SM Naga. Since it was almost 9pm, and the store is closing, we decided to eat at Biggs Cafe, they are the only open restaurant that time . Yes, no Bicol delicacies since we are really famish. ;).
We slept early since we will be travelling to Sabang the next day.
So…i am back…and yes..i have pending blogs to update. However, my writing prowess is still somewhere…i so badly need to refresh and reset everything..I will be updating my blog soon. And that will be with a BANG! lol
Who would have thought that this trip was realize. The fact that my world was kind of Topsy-turvy that time, I badly need a vacation and to be far from the congested jungle of Cebu.
5am was the agreed time for our rendezvous in Cebu South Bus Terminal. We plan to be early so that we can be in Siquijor early. Reason is, we have not booked any place yet. Yes, the beauty of unplan trip, everything is done right then and there.
Since the earliest trip to Liloan santander is around 6am, we make sure we ride the first one, since our time was really, really precious. Aside from the fact that we will be looking for an accomodation once we get to siquijor.
The travel from Cebu City to Liloan Santander is 4 hours. Bus fare is 130php (as of Jan. 2013 fare). Once you are on Lilo-an Santander,you need to ride a boat to cross to Dumaguete. Fare is 70php (as of Jan 2013 fare).
The weather was really not good that time. It was windy.. We were hesitant to go since the weather was really not cooperating. However, since we are already there and 25 minutes away from Dumaguete…what the hey… we push through amidst the unfriendly weather.
And with all the waves and the almost “im-going-to-puke face” . Yes, we arrive safely in the comfort of Dumaguete port. . 🙂 Thank God.
We rode a tricycle to Robinsons Dumaguete to shop for our food since we will be staying in Siquijor overnight. Also, we were advised not to buy any food in Siquijor. ( i really don’t know why, but for the safety of our tummy, we bought foods instead, and of course, and water most importantly).
Since we really don’t have the luxury of time. After we bought foods, We went to the port to Dumaguete. The weather was really not cooperating. Light rain shower and very windy.
When we arrive on the port, we were advise that schedule of the boat the next boat is @2pm. So we just waited patiently…
Light rain shower is still in our vision and it was windy.
The weather did not stop us, we still pursue the plan. Amidst the unfriendly weather.
So we got on the boat. And just Imagine yourself riding on boat, with coffin inside, and your seat number was below the first deck, and you can see the waves crashing, and the waves are not the normal waves you can see in the shore. This waves are humongous! Mind you, the waves when crashing, well get inside the boat. Good thing,there is something blocking it, because if there’s none, we could have been wet.
Thankfully, the heavens did hear our prayer, we arrive safe in Siquijor.
after the turmoil..this is how we look like.. credits to eric for taking this pic. Lol
We arrive safely in Siquijor. Weather is gloomy but we are safe.
So, our next hurdle was to find a decent place to stay for the night. We arrive in Siquijor around 3pm. So we have like 2 hours to rummage the town to find one. We rode a tricycle and was asking the driver if he knew a place where we can stay. And he happily say he knows a place. So without hesitation we agreed to pay 300php for the fare and for us to find somewhere where we can rest.
after a checking 3 resorts and 1 backpackers hostel. We are sooooooo dead tired. Thank God we found one.
We were so lucky to get one beach hut on this secluded quite place for 1500php for an overnight stay. It’s a bit much but the place was so captivating, you will feel that you are somewhere in bahamas, with your own private beach hut facing the sea. Believe me when I say, if you want a quite time to contemplete, this is the best place.
Since we bought food, the hut has a mini kitchen with a stove and ref. so you can actually cook there. We were so happy, because we are like kids playing house.