Island hopping in Coron, Palawan

 

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Hello World!!!

Our Coron adventure officially started when we safely landed in Busuanga airport.  Why Im even writing that?  Well, I just cannot forget how cute our plane was.  It was my first time riding a plane that small.  Yes, I am a little bit Scared and I think It was the first time that I really listened to the reminders given by the flight attendants.  They are a little bit different too.  But anyways were fine.

Welcome to Us!!!

Welcome to Us!!!

The cute plane. Captain thank you for flying us safely.

The cute plane. Captain thank you for flying us safely.

Just like any other tourists, We are exited to see the islets and beaches of Coron.  We are ready to be kissed by the sun and turn golden brown….haha.  That is why we wore long sleeves rashguard? Whatever…..

So our tour started around 7 AM.  We went to their pier and meet our tour assistant.  He pointed our boat that will be our ride for the day. Then, our Island hopping began.  I must say, when you go island hopping in Coron, its best to bring your own equipments (snorkle and the aqua shoes).  Also, do not forget to bring bread for the fishes.

The pier

The pier

One of our tour assistant.  We have four tour assistants.

One of our tour assistants. We have four tour assistants.

First stop....Snorkling and fish feeding

First stop….Snorkling and fish feeding

Our boat

Our boat

Lunch at Smith Beach

Lunch at Smith Beach

Our tour companions...Travelling is all about meeting new people

Our tour companions…Travelling is all about meeting new people

We are approaching the parking lot...hahaha...We are going to have a short trek to Laka Kayangan

We are approaching the parking lot…hahaha…We are going to have a short trek to Lake Kayangan

The ever famous view deck.  You cannot leave Coron without a picture here...

The ever famous view deck. You cannot leave Coron without a picture here…

Kayangan Lake, Very beautiful.

Kayangan Lake, Very beautiful.

Still in Kayangan Lake.  We are advised to wear our life vest for the water is dominantly fresh than salty....So we are not that bouyant.

Still in Kayangan Lake. We were advised to wear our life vest for the water is dominantly fresh than salty….So we are not that bouyant.

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Wow Philippines. I want to see more…Till next adventure

 

 

 

Climbing Mt. Tapyas as cardio exercise

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Hello World!!!

This is a late post.  Me and my travel buddies went to Coron last year.  We went there before Yolanda came. Thus, we were fortunate to see the landmark in Mt. Tapyas, the gigantic cross.  Im sure the view from the top is still the same.  It is literally breathtaking.

Depending on your lung capacity, the climb is about 15 minutes to 1 hour.  Hehe. We went there around 4 PM.  Perfect time, the sun is not so high and the wind is breezy.  Do not forget to bring water going up.  You might need it halfway.  Actually the climb is not that hard.  There are pathways and cemented stairs.  The problem is with me.  I do not have exercise.  That is because I am usually confined in the office from morning to late afternoon.  The result: my lungs was quite surprised with the activity.  Hahaha.  I almost give up.  I am thankful that my travel buddies were quite persistent,  I was able to reached the top.  I am so happy.  The view is really great.  It was worth the climb.

Who would have thought that I am short of breath here....Post parin....

Who would have thought that I am short of breath here….Post parin….

These views will make you go higher and higher towards the top:

This was taken I think on the first view deck

This was taken I think on the first view deck

As we go higher.....

As we go higher…..

Yes, the stairs

Yes, the stairs

Wait, we should rest first and take some selfies....hahaha

Wait, we should rest first and take some selfies….hahaha

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Finally!!! Me and the gigantic cross

This is the final reward.  Wow Coron.... And we can now sing were on top of the world!!!!

This is the final reward. Wow Coron…. And we can now sing were on top of the world!!!!

Haler Baler!!! LPCI Finance learn to surf

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Hello World!!! Hello Baler!!!

Time really run fast….Its July already….Wheeoww!!!

So, What have I’ve been doing these past months? Heres the run down:

First quarter is always the same….Deadline frenzy for all reports. Books to be closed, Adjustments should be finalized and of course the schedules for year end audit should be submitted….Thank goodness its  all finished and done…. Now  we can move on….. What I am saying is that, its my least favorite quarter of the year……I Do not want to look back… hehe….

Second Quarter brings promise for summer fun.  And we did just that!!!  Me and my Finance collegues went to Baler and we learned and experienced the fun of surfing.  I know for a fact that my body is not for surfing, but I cannot deny the fact that it gives me a different kind of joy and energy.  I really enjoyed the activity.  It is quite addicting too.  Just like pringles once you pop you cant stop.

Every year we have our departmental summer outing. This year, LPCI Finance decided to visit the beautiful Baler.  Yes Baler in Aurora.  And yes it is quite far for we travelled 6 hours from Makati, but again it is worth the distance and the time.  The place is so charming and relaxing.  We had fun…As in so much fun.  The best time to enjoy the sun and learn to surf.  The waves are small, smooth, just perfect for us beginners.

Perfect weather in Sabang Beach

Perfect weather in Sabang Beach

Sabang Beach

Sabang Beach

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Of course every new activity should start with a jump shot

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A short lesson on balancing ( easy for finance people … hehe) and right position etc.

Theories applied.....Success!!!

Theories applied…..Success!!!

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I also have my moment…. hehe

Baler is not all about surfing.  We also visited other attractions that the locals proudly boasts.

The centenial Balete tree.... Look how big the roots

The centenial Balete tree…. Look how big the roots

The Mother Falls

The Mother Falls or Ditumabo Falls

I do not mind the trek going here....The water is just refreshing

I do not mind the trek going here….The water is just refreshing

No kidding the water is really wonderful

No kidding,the water is just wonderful

The view from Ermita Hill Park

The view from Ermita Hill Park

The magnifiscent Pantabangan dam

The magnificent Pantabangan dam

What a happy weekend for us.  We forgot our worries and we were able to breath.  Philippines is really beautiful.  So many places yet to discover and visit.

 

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