i Heart Cambodia!

July 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm (Travel) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Yes, I do!

After months of waiting, I finally conquered Siem Reap! And my expectations were all met! Woot woot!

Went with my friends from previous work and the more they made this trip a memorable one! It was an exciting experience! Exploring the temples and having a taste of Cambodia’s culture was, indeed, a learning experience.

Cambodians are nice people! From our driver Song, to the hotel’s receptionist, to the waiters and to the stall owner’s! I just enjoyed dealing with them… well, I got a little tired (well maybe a little more haha) negotiating with the sellers in the old and night markets. They gave me a hard time with their merchandise! But it was fun and all worth it! I got my money’s worth, I think hahaha!

Paying in US Dollars was a little intimidating. But what can we do…. I estimated to spend only about $100 for my entire Cambodia trip (even noting that I’ll be eating like a King! Haha) but I actually spent double that amount ($200). So better prepare more to survive any Cambodia trip financially 🙂

Their airport looks like a resort! Just enough size but cozy.  That explains the very pricey terminal fee (@ $25/each)

Again – i Heart Cambodia! I can’t wait to go back!

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Enjoying Mt. Pinatubo!

March 21, 2010 at 8:22 am (Travel)

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Balikatan exercise, my foot!

March 21, 2010 at 7:17 am (Travel) (, , )

5 and a half hours waiting time due to that Balikatan exercise!

Tulog dito, lakad dito… walang magawang matino!  Sayang sa oras… hayz!

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Mt. Pinatubo Adventure

March 21, 2010 at 4:09 am (Travel) (, , , )

An adventure indeed!

Eva, Rex, Cher and I (we missed Mike!) decided to see Mt. Pinatubo last March 13  in lieu Batanes.  Mike wasn’t able to join us because the meeting time has been set initially @ 330am (actually it became 2am when the organizers found out about the Balikatan exercise!). D daw nya kaya gumising hehe.

The travel to the crater involved a 1 and a half 4×4 ride and 20-30 minutes trekking.  But it was worth it!  The Mt. Pinatubo Crate Lake is a beauty!  It was an unexpected exhilirating sight to witness!  Wow!

The only downside to this trip was another adventure I want to forget… we had to wait 5 and a half hours in the lonely and dry land around Pinatubo to finish the ongoing Balikatan exercise!  ‘nak ng!  Buti na lang nagbaon kami despite the announcement of the organizer for us not to bring our foods since we’ll be back before lunch!  Whew!

But it was worth it…. I might go back.. with a different travel agency (Travel Factor…. BAN!)

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Off to Conquer Mt. Pinatubo

March 13, 2010 at 1:20 am (Travel) (, , , )

We’re off to conquering Mt. Pinatubo today!  Woot! Woot!

Pictures to follow!

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Wakeboarding @ CWC

March 12, 2010 at 3:15 am (Travel) (, , , , , , , , )

It’s been a week since our CWC adventure and I miss it already!  I wasn’t successful in completing the course (beginners course, that is!), but I had so much fun!  Puro paltos na ko but try and try pa din.  In total, I think I tried it for almost 30 times but the farthest I reached was 3/4 the course… not bad… but not good enough.

Fine fine… but at least I have more reasons to go back!  And I’ll go back!  Can’t wait for the next promo of Air Phil or PAL.

Desiree Morales, let’s go back soon!  Hopefully, I’ll be more successful next time haha!

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CWC… here I come!

February 26, 2010 at 3:54 am (Travel) (, , , , , , , )

One more week and I’ll be surfin’ again!

I’ve tried it twice (well, kneeboarding in Lago De Oro.. see picture below) but it will be my first time to do it in CWC.

I hope I get to complete the course…. I wasn’t able to in Lago… oh no! Hahahaha.

Can’t wait can’t wait!

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