Ayala Triangle is notorious for the effort that they provide for a Christmas Pasyalan. This year is no exception, I've worked here for several years now, but this is the first time that I get to really experience it.. Maybe giving myself a break from work would do good.
A Pinoy Christmas Pasyalan Series | SM Mall Of Asia
Pinoys Flock to this place behind the SM Mall Of Asia, and for obvious reason.
That although It's not yet Christmas when these pictures were taken, this strip of family day haven is free for everyone or every family who wants to have a nice weekend or holiday family bonding.. Just sitting by the bay and watch over the sunsets does the trick. A sunset strip looking over Manila Bay.
This is part 1 of my Pinoy Christmas Pasyalan Series.
Lucky for me, I got my chance to frolic in Camiguin's white Island on a good weather. It's was too hot, this stretch of white island sandbar is expose to elements especially the sun, and even though we only stayed here for at least an hour, I was sun baked when I got back to the main land and had the extra salt rinsed off my skin.
A jump off site for mountaineers and a family hot tub.
Camiguin is a beautiful volcanic island province, much of its history is centered in violence of these natural wonders, and this island is a home to one of Philippines Stratovolcano and Dome Complex, the constantly monitored Mount Hibok Hibok.
Prior to this, I've only heard of Mount Hibok Hibok from Mountainers, although this is not the highest peak on the island, this volcano is famous because it is the most active though for now, it lays silent and the only signs of the presence of a deadly volcano for today are the hot springs, Ardent is just one of the six Hot Springs.
Due to unforeseen circumstance in CDO, our itinerary for the day before was not followed. So my travel buddy and I thought that what if we could tour the entire Camiguin island in a day? then probably we can go back to CDO and take a trip to Iligan the next day. It's an option but one that we need to act fast. So we did.
Around 2AM, we left CDO via bus that would take us to Balingoan Port, Misamis Oriental via 2 hour bus drive from CDO. This is how I spent the first hours of my 27th Birthday, holed up in a cold bus on a pitch black highway.
Exploring Camiguin Island in a day, is one of the most exciting part of my Northern Mindanao Series. I originally planned to stay overnight in here, after all it's November 5, 2011, it would be a nice place to spend my birthday. After meeting Kuya Jojo in Benoni Port of Camiguin, we took an early breakfast meal and was immediately brought to our first itinerary for the day.
Taking stock of the Katibawasan Falls, in my home language, Tibawas means passing through an ordeal or surviving something, but I don't really understand what they mean when they named this falls Katibawasan, something I forgot to ask Kuya Jojo about.
My first time in Mindanao. I don't really understand why the welcoming phrase for this place is "City of Golden Friendship." So I thought its about hospitality and the people that live here. I can hardly say that it applies for the Cagayanon's, they have a charm that's far more alluring than being hospitable.
On the way to Dahilayan Zip Zone in Bukidnon, we passed by the Del Monte farm.
It's a vast area of fruit farm, after the trip, we were suppose to have lunch at The Pinutos, one of the restaurants along the way.. Pinutos in visayan language is roughly the translation of Binalot in Tagalog.