It was our first trip after we sort of ‘reconciled’. We broke up for years and then, boom, we were off to Camiguin…just the two of us. Reminiscing this experience never fails to put a smile on my face :). … Continue reading →
I am not a fan of ramen although I think many people are. Just looking at it already makes me feel full, stomach-heavy rather. We were to go to Lugang Cafe (again) when we passed by the Mu Noodle Bar. … Continue reading →
This is my 3rd nomination for an award and I just started blogging 2 months ago. I don’t want to sound braggy, I’m just really surprised. I am now beginning to think that I might really be doing something right. … Continue reading →
Every food that was served to us was delicious. Not that I was surprised because I have read and heard good things about this resto…but the food, and I say this with all honesty, was divine. Lugang Cafe, our choice … Continue reading →
Mysterious yet breathtaking. Words that first came to my mind when I stepped foot on this island. It was our day 2 in Siquijor and we were scheduled to do a day tour. Unfortunately, some of our friends were really … Continue reading →
We were office acquaintances that became friends. We were at that point that in order to enjoy our youth, we partied every Friday night. Besides partying and getting ‘quite’ drunk, they also share my passion – and that is traveling. … Continue reading →
It was our first trip after we sort of ‘reconciled’. We broke up for years and then, boom, we were off to Camiguin…just the two of us. Reminiscing this experience never fails to put a smile on my face :). I remember the feeling when we boarded the plane. That was actually the first time that we’ll have a vacation as a ‘couple’. I was excited because that time, we were alone — no friends, no siblings, no officemates. Just us. He doesn’t know this but I was smiling from ear to ear. The gateway to Camiguin at that time was to fly via Cagayan de Oro (CDO) and so that’s what we did. We arrived in CDO Lumbia airport before 11am and we already arranged an airport transfer with our CDO hotel, Pearlmont Inn for hassle-free trip to the city. I haven’t planned an itinerary for CDO, our concentration is only for our Camiguin trip so the boyfie decided to contact our brod who is based in CDO. We met him in a mall and had dinner and drinks later that day.
Early the next morning, before 8am to be exact, we went to the Macabalan port to catch the 8:30 am fastcraft ferry to Benoni port in Camiguin. Only to find out that the ferry is already leaving the moment we set foot at the port. I was hysterical, to be honest! I am the type of person who plans every single thing and being left by the ferry is not…just not acceptable. While I was fuming and already sitting on the gutter, the boyfie was just calm and asked about the alternative route. I gave him the long-cut to Camiguin and called our tour guide to confirm this. I couldn’t even remember how did we get to the van terminal to Balingoan Wharf! I was still in shocked that we were left behind by a ferry which sailed earlier than usual. I found it unfair…and it messed my itinerary up.
An hour and a half later, we were at the Balingoan Wharf about to catch a ferry to Camiguin. Around 11am, we finally arrived at our destination ang Kuya Jojo, our tour guide, was already waiting for us. We asked him to get us to a seafood restaurant as we are already starving. J & A Fishpen As what the staff of the resto, you can catch your fish at their fish pond and they will be cooking it for you. I would love to do that but we were really hungry so…may be next time. Haha.
While waiting for our food, we decided to take pictures of the resto.
After a few minutes, our food was already served and it looked really delicious.
Sto Nino Cold Spring After the sumptuous lunch, we then headed to the Sto Nino Cold Spring. And boy, it was indeed cold! I was in my bikini anf my body couldn’t stand being in the water for more than 10 minutes. Bura Soda Water Park This Soda Park is interesting. They said that the water tastes like…well, soda. And they’re right! Boyfie tried it and I did too (though I have apprehensions at first). Hibok-hibok Hot Spring It was already starting to get dark so Kuya Jojo decided that the hot spring will be our last stop for day. The hot spring has different sections with different level of heat. Pardon for not having pictures, it was dark and the resolution was not clear. Our Day 1 in Camiguin ended with an Italian dinner. We ate at Luna Ristorante, though I must say that the food was just average. I also had a traditional massage hence I slept soundly that night. We have another city tour the next day and one of the pictures made it to a billboard. Watch out for my next post which is it! :) ——————————————————— EXPENSE SUMMARY: March 2013 💸 Pearlmont Inn P1,400 💸 Airport Transfers P400 💸 Trike P16 💸 Taxi to NAIA P120 💸 Jeep to Limketkai Mall P14 💸 Lunch P390 💸 Dinner P1,400 💸 Taxi to Macabalan port P80 💸 Taxi to Agora Terminal P70 💸 Van to Balingoan P200 💸 Ferry to Benoni P340 💸 Tour Guide P600 💸 Cold Spring entrance P40 💸 Soda Pool entrance P40 💸 Hot Spring entance P70 💸 Luna Ristorante P750 💸 Massage P420 TOTAL: P 7,350 divided by 2 = P3,675 The Bella Travelista 💋 email@example.com Twitter: @thebellablogger