Monday, September 10

Breathless in Biliran

The moment I alighted from our vehicle, I knew that I would be experiencing that very rare small-town feel in this far-away land.  True enough, Biliran took my breathe away.  Even in the provincial capitol, Naval, the town seemed sleepy in a positive way, even during the middle of the day. I absolutely loved the homey vibe.  


A hazy morning at Naval, Biliran's capital 
Not wasting the afternoon, we visited Agta Beach in Almeria and spent some time frolicking in the waters.  It was low-tide and the skies cleared for us to have a glimpse of the not-so far islands ashore.  A dog even striked a pose with me. She came out of nowhere and just joined me on stage.  She had wanted to be Ephraim's model for a while and steal the limelight!  However, the photographer decided he was better off with a human model.


Agta Beach, Almeria, Biliran
Me and this amiable dog


What a tranquil sight


If only I knew how to ride a bicycle (yes, pity me I do not know how!) I would love to pedal down its long winding countryside and to just feel the fresh air coming from the seas and mountains brushing past my face.  I would pedal until my legs hurt.  I could almost picture myself stopping at one side and just breathing in the clean air with my eyes closed.


Mount Sayao
I wanted to dance in the middle of the road upon seeing this lone mountain.  Her aura was so peaceful in the very first hours of that beautiful morning.  Picturesque farm lands are present everywhere.  Farm animals were either dozing off, grazing the wild grass or just taking an early morning stroll.  Life was peaceful.  Life was slow.




Nothing but the earth and skies
From Tacloban City town proper, you can a trike and request to be taken to Van-Van terminal.  Van fare is at Php 140 per person.  Travel time at approximately 2-3 hours.


How I long to grow old in these kind of surroundings!

This breath-taking, tiny province has a balloon of wonders to offer.  Still waiting to be discovered.



Other parts in this series:


Part 1/1 - Tamed By You
Part 6/7 - Ormoc City 

16 comments:

  1. Great post! I want to go back to this place!

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    1. Thanks Ephraim! Yeah bitin ang pagpunta dito haha, will spend one vacation just to explore more of this unspoilt place.

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  2. I love how you capture those scene. I call it scene because evey picture has its life =)

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    1. Wow Thanks to You Jherson! Biliran is beautiful in deed!

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    1. I'll go with you pag my schedule permits... :-)

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  4. bookmarked! i'm eyeing this for next year :)

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    1. Hello Ms Blissfulguro! Maganda dito di lang namin talaga na explore ng masyado! :-)

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  5. wow! lovely place! Parang Bukidnon lang :)

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    1. Definitely such an unspoilt place Wander shugah! :-)

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  6. Know what? I totally regret booking a tix here. Thought I wouldn't find much but you totally proved me wrong :| Antayin ko related posts mo on this :)

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    1. Maganda ang Biliran Elal. Very provincial ang dating na hinahanap-hanap ko....

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  7. It reminds me of my favorite place - Catanduanes! Super love ko yung mga ganyang lugar. Napakasimple ng buhay.:)

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  8. Oo nga Cris eh, how I wish I grew up in this kind of place....

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  9. Nice! Please Like Agta Beach Resort on Facebook, www.facebook.com/agtabeachresort... You can also visit their website at http://agtabeachresort.com/

    Thanks and more power! :)

    K

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