The Bacolod-Masskara Festival Adventure

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I know it’s somewhat late to post this but I’ll post it anyway. Last October, me and Ali went to Bacolod to experience Mascara Festival. It was truly a fun and extremely difficult experience. Yes you heard it right! Extremely difficult!. So what happened was, we arranged this outing for a considerable length of time and we truly can’t bear to wipe it out. Regardless of the fact that there was a tropical storm we still chose to travel. We went to North Bus terminal Saturday morning and shockingly Bacolod outings were scratched off because of the tropical storm (Like, whaaat?) It truly made me extremely upset realizing that we can’t push through with the trip we were so eager to go. Since we truly can’t simply release it, we attempted to go to South Bus terminal trusting that there will be a trip to Bacolod there. So when we arrive there, we rode a Bus going to Toledo City wanting to have the capacity to ride a ship going to Bacolod. When we arrived at Toledo City, we were informed that there’s no trip going to Bacolod and that it was wiped out. We were about to surrender yet a v-hire driver let us know that there’s a trip to Bacolod from Tabuelan port. He said he was certain in light of the fact that it’s as of now his third outing heading off to the port and that there was a trip there going to Bacolod. So we went for an hour ride. Following an hour trip going to Tabuelan, we arrived the port and it was somewhat heartbreaking since they officially ceased the trip going to Bacolod because of the storm. They said that they’ll be continuing the trip most likely tomorrow morning. So since we’re already there, we simply spent the night there and chose to wake up ahead of schedule to check if there will be a trip going to Bacolod. It’s fortunate there’s a shabby space for rent in the place.
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So then we woke up at an early hour the following morning, they now continued the trips although there was just a little delay. We landed at Escalante port so we just rode a Bus going to Bacolod terminal. It was at that point around 7pm when we landed at the terminal and it was raining. So then we just took a taxi setting off to the spot where we will be staying.
We arrived at the spot around 8PM so then we had dinner then went out for a bit. It’s never past the point where it is possible to experience Mascara celebration, is it? There were road parties simply like amid Sinulog in Cebu. In spite of the fact that I can truly say that Sinulog is more enjoyable and wild. So anyway, we truly appreciated the night, in any event.
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We woke up at a young hour the following morning to go to the well known “The Ruins”. That is truly one of our bucketlist so ACHIEVE!
Anyway, the place was really stunning! It’s beautiful! Some even chose it was their wedding or birthday receptions.
We did not really staylong because we still have to go home since we have work that night.
But the struggle did not end there. On our way home, we rode a motorcycle from The Ruins to terminal. The bus left the terminal around 12. When we get to the port, we were told that all trips were cnacelled due to the storm (Again??). We were advised to transfer to another port because there’s trip going to Cebu there (Again??!). The driver then told all the passengers that if we wanted to transfer to other port, then we have to pay additional 100php. All passengers agreed so we then travelled an hour to transfer to another port. When we get there, there really was 1 ferry that will go to Cebu, although it was delayed but at least there is. We already left the port around 7pm. We arrived at North Bus terminal around 3am.
The trip was really a struggle but it was really worth it!

To Kawasan We Go

I promised to myself to have more travels this year, I even created a travel list. However, because of the busy schedule it’s kinda hard fulfill all the places in my travel list.

Good thing the place of Cebu really has a lot to offer and there’s a lot of places that you can visit and unwind. I really love to go to beaches but this time it’s gonna be different.

I’m sure Kawasan Falls sounds really familiar to most Cebuanos. I’ve heard a lot about the place from my friends so I thought “why not?”.

Here are some of our pictures:

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I went there with my friends Gay with her Boyfriend, Jared, Queenee and Alli.

The falls has 1st level, 2nd level and 3rd level. We went there Sunday so there’s a lot of people in the first level so we went straight to the 2nd level. It would be nice if we also try the 3rd level but we were told that the way to go to the 3rd level is really hard so we just stayed on the 2nd level.

How to go there?

From the heart of Cebu, you can just ride a bus going straight to Badian. When you reach Badian, you still have to walk for approximately 20 mins going to the falls itself. If your lazy and you don’t want to walk, there’s also some motorcycle which will take you to the place. But then, if there’s a lot of you, It would be more fun if you walk rather than take the motorcycle.

See you soon in my next adventure!!!!

Bohol Escapade

I’ve been traveling recently but only within Cebu because I only have limited time and budget. So even if Bohol is just so near Cebu I haven’t been there yet not until recently. Everytime someone knows that I haven’t been to Bohol they’re really shocked and they can’t seem to believe it (as if it’s just an hour drive, HELLO!?). So, anyway, I then decided to go there with my friends.

Before we go there we haven’t had any plans as to where to go and what to ride etc., we just planned to go there, that’ it. So on the planned day, we went to the port and bought a ticket going to Tubigon Bohol not knowing where to go when we reach there. Good thing I saw a blog post about bohol and the places to go to in bohol.

When we reach Tubigon port in Bohol we really don’t know where to go. We don’t even know that Tubigon Bohol is far from Tagbilaran. So we ride a bus from Tubigon to Tagbilaran which only cost us 50php only. From Tagbilaran, we ride a tricycle going to Dumaloan Beach which was mentioned on the Blog. The Blogger said that it’s nice there and he is really right. The pace was so beautiful that you can really compare it to Boracay. The sand is so white and the place is so clean.

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On our 2nd day, we went to other places in bohol like the famous Chocolate hills, we visited the famous Tarsier and all the other places.

We wanted to try also the bike zipline but we were not able to try it because it’s raining. But, hopefully soon. 🙂

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Whale Watching in Oslob Cebu

I don’t know if Cebuanos realize this but Cebu is really rich in natural resources and that there are a lot of places to go to when your in Cebu. If your a nature lover or someone who really loves the beach, Cebu is the place to be. Aside from beautiful faces, there are also a lot of nice beaches and resorts, there are amazingly stunning falls, hot springs and a lot more.

One place that you need to visit in Cebu is the whale watching in Oslob. You got to experience swimming with the whales and have a picture taken with them underwater.

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Price is 500php per person which is really worth it. If you don’t know how to swim, there’s no need to worry because you will be provided with life jacket. Although it’s really better if you know how to swim so you can go down the water to get a better view of the whales. But you can still go down the water and just hold the the side part (I dont know what that part is called. hehe) of the outrigger boat – or in our language it’s called “Bangka”- just like what we did.

If you don’t have an underwater camera, you can rent an underwater camera there for 500php. After you use it you can have them transfer the file to you SD card or phone, whatever memory card you have.

Another place that you can visit which is just few kilometers away from there is the Tumalog falls.

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The place is really VERY nice and I’m not exaggerating. I was really stunned. We’ll maybe because it’s my first time, but, regardless, the place is really super nice.

Off the Wall. On the Wheels (Go Kart)

According to Ernest Hemingway Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games. So I went ahead and try 1 of the real sport that he mentioned, Auto racing. But, wait… is this even considered one? hahahah. Well, anyway, Im talking about “Go Karting”.

Honestly I really dont know how to drive a real car yet but I guarantee you that it wont be a real problem cause it’s is easy to drive and control. There are only 2 controllers, 1 is the accelerator and the other is the break. Although since it’s my first time I didn’t drive really fast yet cause I’m a little scared. My friends were like racing and just passing through me while I  was like joy riding. HAHAHAH.
When they were done with the 8 laps I still have 2 laps more to finish. I know that’s a little embarrassing but at least I enjoyed. I promise next time to already race with them (BWAHAHA *evil laugh)

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Rate:  400 per 8 laps.

Hope to see you there soon guys! 🙂 Till next time!