As the world slowly lifts travel restrictions and opens up to tourists, we celebrated my husband’s birthday in Bohol. It’s a domestic travel, which I pretty much appreciated because our home country is very beautiful and there are so many places yet to visit. We’ve planned this trip after our Boracay trip in February, and we were lucky enough that the restrictions did not heighten.
We stayed at Panglao Sea Resort which is a very lovely and peaceful place at the heart of Pangalo Island. The staff and the owner are all very friendly and accommodating. We definitely fell in love with the place as well as the food. Continue reading →
I just wanted to share with you our quick yet very fun trip to Batangas for a freediving session with one of the best freedivers, Gen Abanillo. I’ve always watched my then-boyfriend (now-husband) dive deep under water whenever we go to the beach and I’ve always envied it. If you don’t know yet, I used to be a swimmer at school when I was in elementary. So I kind of feel frustrated that I can’t go that deep under the sea. Well, of course, pool swimming and laps are different than swimming in open water, so that answers that. Continue reading →
I don’t think I already mentioned in my previous posts that our trip was originally just until the 25th of June, but sometime during May, we were informed that there were no scheduled flights on that date, so our flight back home was re-scheduled on the 27th instead. So, on our last day, we decided to wake up a little later than usual because we were all too exhausted from the previous days. We didn’t have anything on our itinerary, anyways.
On our third day in Malaysia, the places on our list in the morning are the Thean Hou Temple and the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I wasn’t really into this before this trip, but having been able to visit and see different kinds of temples, I found myself getting more curious about each of its history.
So the story continues – on our second day in Malaysia, our schedule is to travel from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur where we will be staying until our flight back to the Philippines. Our booking at Faithview Hotel & Suites is also inclusive of breakfast. So, of course, we just had to take advantage of that since we still have a long day ahead of us.
It took 4 hours and a couple minutes to get to Malacca from Singapore. If I remember it correctly, I think it was a little after 1 a.m. when we arrived at the Malacca Terminal. It was one heck of a crazy experience arriving there at that hour — from trying to connect to the internet using our newly bought Malaysian sim to trying to hire a cab or booking from Grab. It took us a couple of hours before we finally found someone to drive us to our hotel only to find out that we couldn’t book for an early checkin because they are already on full-house. Good thing there was a nearby hotel where we stayed for the rest of the night (+ inclusive breakfast. Yay!).
On our last day in Singapore, I was having major period cramps when I woke up. So, I passed on going to Botanic Gardens and asked that I stay in the hotel to get all the rest that I can because we will be travelling to Malacca in the evening. Besides, I didn’t want to ruin the whole Botanical Gardens experience just because of my period. It sucks to have your period on trips like this.