Sunday, November 4, 2018

Zamboanga City - You Were Unplanned

So it was not like I had dreamed it at all, well, to be honest, I thought I would just have to pass by the place.

I had one day to enjoy the place.

I left my province the night before via Lite Ferries, going to Cebu for four hours. This means that a comfortable sleep is never possible with this accommodation type.

Next, Cebu to Zamboanga City flight via Cebu Pacific.

Arrival at Zamboanga Airport was at 8:30 in the morning.

 At first, I thought that Bienvenidos means a name of a famous politician to which the airport was named after. Eventually, after seeing so many of the same word, I figure out, it means "WELCOME". Lol. :D

 I was at my couchsurfing host's place at 9:00am. I feel too tired, I feared that I will not even see anything on the place. I tried to drag myself after 3 hours of rest, to have lunch and to see some places. After waiting for the rain to stop, I took the risk and head to Downtown Zamboanga City for lunch. I tried at McDonalds for a quick and easy choices to fill my angry tummy

In the end I decided to see the Merloquet Falls. I took a van for two hours for P130.00. Then I took another ride of habal habal for P200. 

300+ steps await me :)

It is always worth it :D

And the climb back, it is always painful. But I am happy :)

Ended the night with a hearty dinner at Alavar from a friend's suggestion.

The goal was to make sure that I have tasted their famous CURACHA, but it was not solo traveler-friendly for a choice. It is on a per kilo basis per order. I cannot eat that much.
Another option was to order their best-seller that was a mixture of different dish that which includes Curacha or Crab choice but on that specific date, Curacha is not available for that menu but just crab.

Oh well, better luck next time.

At least, I am happy,satisfied of my day and full from my yummy dinner.

'Til next Zamboanga!

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Anislag Boardwalk - Another Havenly Place for an Afternoon Stroll

Living in this island and I am not even aware that we have an abundant mangroves area to stop by and explore. 
The carataker of Anislag Boardwalk in Maribojoc, Bohol shared that this has been existing since before the earthquake. The tragedy mentioned happened in October 2013. 

She shared that they have the place repaired after. 

We arrived when it was still low tide and so the roots of the mangrove trees were visible :)

 What's convenient in this place is the availability of cottages that has a space to grill something like fish or meat to barbecue at an affordable price of P50 or P100.
Off we walk and walk. 

And one of my models doing her meditation. 

Until at the edge we check until we see more.

Exhilarating indeed!

These bamboo walkway adds to the thrill. Be careful some parts are slippery. 

Almost on the way back to the entrance.

Life is made of memories :)

This part was made sturdier after the earthquake. Cemented. 

Entrance Fees and Cottage Rental rates. 

I hope you will come and visit.

How to get there?

From Tagbilaran City downtown, take a tricycle to Cogon Terminal for  P10.00
Then a jeepney to Maribojoc. P15.00
Stop at Anislag, in front of Central school and walk a little to the left until you reach the place.

If you want you can also ask the locals near the school for the direction of the boardwalk and they will point you to it. 

Happy Travels :)
Carpe Diem :)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SAVIMA Boardwalk in Maribojoc

The first time I saw a friend’s post about a certain mangrove area, I felt this sudden itch to see the place. It looks so relaxing and  well, just what I need.

There are times when I like to go at some place because it is so beautiful for being quiet. Together with my sister and my nephew and my couchsurfer friend Monya from China, we visited the place. It is called SAVIMA and located in San Vicente, Maribojoc, Bohol.

We left Tagbilaran City at almost 2pm. Unfortunately when we arrive, the woman who look after the place inform us not to take so long staying at the boardwalk because she is going to leave at 3pm.
Oh well, we decided to make the most of our time there J

Walking along the boardwalk has this calming effect.

My couchsurfer Monya, from China. 

My sister, my couchsurfer and my nephew. 

 I learned about the different type of mangrove trees too.

Mangrove Specie: Pagatpat

Now I know a certain variety of mangrove. 

Mangrove Specie: Bacauan Babae

Unlike before, I thought all mangroves were the same :)

Reaching the last part of the boardwalk was the best treat of all. The breeze is the best I have experienced. 

Perfect for an afternoon delight ;)

How I wish I have a mat and a book and I can sleep there to my heart’s content. 

Peaceful place is heavenly to me.

Carpe Diem ;)

Zamboanga City - You Were Unplanned

So it was not like I had dreamed it at all, well, to be honest, I thought I would just have to pass by the place. I had one day to enjoy ...