Wanderlust: Best of Travel 2013

Bahrain. Mumbai. Bangkok. Vientiane. Yangon. Kanchanaburi. Siam Reap. Saigon. Mui Ne. Baguio City. Vigan. Laoag City. Paoay. Bangui. Pagudpod. Puerto Princesa. El Nido. Quezon City. Malasiqui. Dagupan City. Virac. San Andres. Bato. Baras. Viga. Tabaco. Manaoag. Manila. Dubai and then back to Bahrain again.

Nine countries, Twenty nine cities, Two Pinas vacations, One year.

Yep, the travel bug bit harder this year.

2013 Best of Travel

2013 Best of Travel

As usual, ako’y nagpapasalamat sa promo fares ng Jet Airways, Tiger Airways, Air Asia, PAL Express, Cebu Pacific at cheap accomodations via Agoda, which made all these travels possible (2 home leaves ulet, woot!) without breaking the bank. 🙂

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Health is Wealth

Dec 7 (Fri)

530 amWoke up. Had Coffee. RealizedI’m definitely Home! 

Everything was a bit blurry last night from going down the bus to taking a tryke, arriving at our home, distribution ng pasalubongs, collapse to bed (yes, ako na ang pagod at antukin).

LMC Dagupan

Pacman vs Marquez live @ LMC Dagupan, 09.Dec.12

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From Manama to Manila

I just can’t help but be nostalgic about this particular home leave. Maski umuuwi ako yearly plus earlier (two-week home leave in Feb 2012), this trip’s really special for me. 

After five consecutive years of  Christmas away from my family and New Year’s without kwitis, finally! Nakauwi rin ng December! 🙂

Yes, I'm coming home for Christmas :)

Yes, I’m coming home for Christmas 🙂

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Wanderlust: Best of Travel 2012

Bahrain. Dubai. Abu Dhabi. Malasiqui. Manaoag. Baguio. Bolinao. Amwaj. Doha. Muscat. Dagupan. Cainta. Boracay. Clark. Singapore. Kuala Lumpur. Hong Kong. Macau. Calasiao. Manila. and then back to Bahrain again.

Nine countries, Nineteen cities, One year.

I think the travel bug bit me hard. 🙂

Wanderlust: Best of Travel 2012

Wanderlust: Best of Travel 2012 

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Snapshots Pangasinan: Pacman vs. Marquez live @ LMC Dagupan

LMC 09.12.12

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Patar White Beach, Bolinao

A part of my 2 week leave during Feb-Mar 2012.

04 March 2012. Costa Del Fuego Resort, Patar White Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Patar White Beach

I’ve heard of Patar’s white sand beach many times before, however, even if it’s also in Pangasinan, it’s actually about 3-4 hours away from my hometown. It’s way past Labrador and Alaminos, so it’s not that easy to just get a tryke to go for a swim.

It was our friend Beth’s idea who also celebrated her birthday and arranged our group for an early morning trip to Bolinao. Her husband Syd, who’s also a good friend, arranged a family van and was also our driver.

We decided to cook food to bring for the trip. Beth had Kambing dishes (yum!) while i prepped Spag, Salad and Adobo. After cooking, immediately went to sleep as we’d have to wake up early morning.

After picking us up at around 5am, we went to get Weng at Basista and headed for Bolinao. We passed the towns / cities of San Carlos, Binmaley, Bugallon, Labrador, Sual, Alaminos, Bani and Anda  (i think, referring to road signs, medyo groggy pa sa antok e hehe).

We arrived past 9am, had our late breakfast, and everyone went for a swim. The sand was indeed fine and white. And the water was cold. Everyone can’t get enough of the water even until past noon. Tustado! Hehe! = )

On our way home, Syd asked if I still wanted to go to the Lighthouse, but as it was almost sunset and he had night duty later, i said no to save time. And, also, at the back of my mind, i was thinking, it will be one more reason to go back to Bolinao… = )

Here are some photos of Patar White Beach, Bolinao…

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They say home is where the heart is. And very true indeed.
Wherever in the world life may take you, you’d always be running back home…

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