Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mt. Amuyao. Barlig, Mt. Province

How to Get and Actual Itinerary:

DAY 00
2100 Assembly at Ohayami Transit (Fajardo cor Lacson Ave. Sampaloc Manila
2200 ETD for Banaue, Ifugao

0700 ETA Banaue/ Breakfast/ Buy goods needed for the trail
0900 ETD for Barlig, Mt. Province via rented jeep
1200 ETA Macalma, Barlig. Lunch before the trek
1300 Start trek
1800 ETA Barlig Viewpoint (2400 MASL)
1900 ETA Summit. Either camp outside or stay at bunkhouses
2000 Dinner/ Socials

0500 Wake-up/ Sunrise Viewing/ Picture taking
0600 Breakfast
0700 Start descent
0900 Back at Barlig Viewpoint
1230 Back at jump-off point, lunch
1300 ETD Banaue via rented jeep
1600 ETA Banaue/ snack and coffee
1800 Early dinner before traveling back to Manila
1900 ETD Banaue- Manila

0430 ETA Manila

Expenses Estimate:
Bus- P900.00 Manila to Banaue/ Banaue to Manila (Two Way)
Registration Fee- 100.00
Bunk usage- 100.00
Jeep (Banaue to Barlig and Barlig to Banaue)- P7000.00/ no. of climbers

Contact Numbers:
Ohayami Transit (Manila)- 09276493055
                                         (02) 5160501
                          (Banaue)- 09175617344
Banaue Information Council (c/o Ms. Jane Buyao) - 09196142266
Banaue Information Officer - (74) 3864010
Jack (Jeepney Driver) - 09184409932

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Burot Beach, Calatagan Batangas

How to get:
Private vehicle:
From Manila, take Coastal road going to Cavite. You can straight ahead to Cavitex or go to Aguinaldo Hiway going to Tagaytay. Then Exit to Nasugbu and drive directly to Lian prior to Calatagan.  From Calatagan you will be passing their public market (where the bus station is also located) drive straight to Brgy Burot where the beach is situated.

From Pasay, you may take a bus leaving to Lian Batangas then from Lian ride another bus going to Calatagan.  From there you may hire a tricycle that will take you to the beach.

Things to consider:
There is no electricity in Burot Beach
There is no drinking water so you have to bring plenty of waters/liquids
Comfort rooms (not so comfy) are available for males and females
When staying overnight, you may rent a tent which cost 300 pesos
Entrance fee: P60.00 for day tour and P130.00 for evernight
Bus fare: P150.00, while van is P180.00
Tricycle fare is 50.00 pesos per head

Sand bar hopping (20.00 per head)
Star gazing
Sunset viewing


Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunrise in Bantayan Island

Witnessing the golden hour in the morning is truly remarkable and brings incalculable happiness.  It brings peace and stillness that is worth in reflecting the past and plan ahead the activity of the day.  Bantayan Island in Cebu is a perfect spot in beholding the first light of the day.  The sea, the sky and the sand turns to gold as the sun peeks from the horizon. Its beams flawlessly dispersed and like carefully stroked in a canvas.  A perfect time to sit on the porch, sips coffee, and give thanks to the Lord who paints the sky for us. Above are the few captured images of sunrise in the island.