Monday, March 19

I Got Charmed in Cagbalete


Our vessel sliced and diced through the dancing waves. The boat seemed to be ticklish as she jumped every now and then, the waves constantly teasing her from underneath, causing a mad dash of water being constantly thrown at the passengers sitting at the front, including me and my friend Chie.  I was actually recalling before embarking on our ride if I had seen any signs at the port reading: WARNING: You may get WET.

Saturday, March 3

The Beauty That Is Baler

Nestled in between the Sierra Madre mountain ranges and constantly bombarded by the waves coming from the Pacific Ocean, lies the quiet town of Baler. Baler used to be a part of Tayabas province, now called Quezon. A bus trip to Baler is a solid six hours at night, could get longer in the morning, including stopovers. From Manila, you will pass by the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and finally arriving at Aurora province, aptly named after Aurora, the wife of former Pres. Manuel L. Quezon.