A few push from my crazy Transition friends and few weeks later, you find yourself sitting beside the window of the plane trying to take this photo:
Legazpi here we come! (again)
|My plane ride will never be complete without taking a shot of how cramped Metro Manila is.|
|Sea of clouds. Love.|
|Is it just me or this really look like a clover from the air?|
Journey starts with haggling the rent for the van to take us from the airport to Sabang-- the port where the boat to Caramoan waits to take us there. It was a drizzly morning so we were all silently hoping that things will turn still ok. Banca fare is 120 per person but we have to pay extra so the boat leaves earlier than it scheduled time. You see, last banca trip leaves at 1 pm but the locals said, one can actually rent a boat which carries around 10 passengers for around 2k or so. Good to know, just in case you get left behind by the scheduled trips.
I'm not quite sure if the waves are always as harsh as when we sailed that afternoon, but just in case, always make Meclizine HCl handy if you get sick of travelling on boat. Just don't get panicky.
|Au, Brosia and Trina-- on the banca enroute to Caramoan|
|Sabang Port--your journey to Caramoan starts here|
|Mitchi and Alf|
We stayed at Rex Tourist Inn while in Caramoan.The tour package we availed already include the van transfers (10 to 15 mins drive from the port to Caramoan proper), accommodation and food and the tour itself.
The package was around 1500 per person, for a group of ten. As always, you get less share of you travel in big groups. Plus of course it's happier that way. :)
The food was absolutely great and over flowing. Enough said. :)
|Where we stayed while in Caramoan|
The island tour starts with a view of the Mangroves. hehe
Fishing, obviously is the main source of livelihood on this town.
but with the booming tourism of the island, especially with the frequent Survivor shoots in the islands, most locals are being hired by these franchise to help them out with the logistics and all other stuff for the series.
A few more yards from the beach and here's what we saw:
|The beach-- darn. This is beautiful.|
We had our lunch under this tree :)
|Semi Complete transition Team plus Mitchi and RV.|
|Caramoan Church.-- sorry I forgot the church's name.|
|Lago del Rey-- and I think that's my big butt.|
|ATV at the foot of Mayon.|
|Introducing my travelling Kitty --Twinkle|
We stayed at Vista Al Mayon which is true to its name, gave the best view of Mayon from you breakfast table :)
|very postcard-ish :)|
|Vista Al Mayon Pension Poolside at nighttime|
|Will we ever leave Legazpi without dropping by Bigg's? I love their moist choco cake :)|
|Valentine's Day dinner with my loves :)|
|Mitchi pretending. haha.|
|Moonlight over Legazpi|
|This one's scary.|
And from thousands of feet from the ground, feeling lucky that I finally got to sit on the right side of the plane so I get to take this:
Love, Legazpi. :))
February 13-15, 2011 :)